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The Awards cover the 'official' South East region including Hampshire, Berkshire, Bucks, The Isle of Wight, Sussex, Kent, Surrey and Oxfordshire.  They are the official tourism awards for the region and link in with the national 'VisitEngland' awards.  They also offer unique opportunities to businesses wishing to raise their profile in the industry.

The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence programme offers sponsors a range of year-round sponsor benefits, including media coverage, industry profile, communications with business, networking and business development opportunities with Services for Tourism Ltd. 

There are a range of sponsorship options ranging from £500 to £15,000.  To discuss the benefits you could get from sponsorship please contact Robin Barker, Services for Tourism Ltd, at rbarker@services4tourism.co.uk or 07870 397438.

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The Grand Brighton

Standing centre stage on Brighton’s famous seafront, The Grand Brighton is a luxury 201 bedroom Victorian hotel, designed and built in 1864. Featuring a luxury day spa, 2 AA Rosette Seafood Restaurant, GB1 and the stylish Victoria Lounge and Bar famed for its outstanding afternoon teas, the Grand offers something for all to enjoy.  With gold accreditation from the Meetings Industry Association, the hotel is a unique venue for meetings and conferences boasting 13 flexible event spaces. The hotel prides itself on an ongoing commitment towards sustainability and delivery of outstanding meetings as recognized by its Gold certification from Green Tourism and Gold Standard from Venue Verdict.

Twitter: @grandbrighton

Instagram: #thegrandbrighton 

Facebook: thegrandhotelbrighton


Sponsors & Partners


Established in 1944, Hoseasons is one of the UK’s leading self-catering accommodation specialists, with more than 28,000 places to stay in coastal and countryside settings throughout Britain and Europe.  From lodges and parks, to boats, cottages and apartments, the company offers the widest available range of self-catering holidays in the UK. Part of the Wyndham Vacation Rentals family of brands, Hoseasons accommodates more than 1.4 million holidaymakers and more than 73,000 pets every year. www.hoseasons.co.uk; www.Facebook.com/Hoseasons; @hoseasons



We help businesses increase their customer retention, and sales / conversion rates by helping them improve their customer service and subtle sales skills. We have a number of tools that help track service levels for both potential and current clients / customers, as well as survey capabilities.

We carry out many types of survey, mystery shop reports, (web, walk in and phone based), and we have an App based real time feedback system that gives on going feedback. Where we really score - and why many of our clients work with us - is the sales focus of our reporting which helps determine where and how to increase secondary spend via memberships, retail, facilities etc, as well as detailed commentary on the customer service shown, so clients maximize the potential of all visitors / enquiries. We always work with our clients to interpret the feedback and develop action plans for improvement.

We work with many business sectors including diverse areas such as attractions right through to Professional Services. We are a UK wide company with a real predominence across the South East.


Tourism for All

Tourism for All UK is the UK Voice for Accessible Tourism. We are the national charity dedicated to making tourism welcoming for all.

Few areas of human activity are more important, or valued, than travel and tourism: - which restore our energies, broaden our minds and serve our deepest instincts to explore new places and to enjoy and share new experiences. Tourism for All UK works to overcome the barriers to participation in travel and tourism which are faced by those with impairments, those who are older or less mobile and those who care for others.

Tourism for All UK is proud to sponsor the Access for All category in the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2016.


Avon Data

Avon Data develops innovative PMS and EPOS systems for the UK hotel industry to help hoteliers manage their business more smoothly, efficiently and profitably.

Working with a wide range of hotels from small family run businesses to groups with hundreds of rooms, our system facilitates major time savings by automating many functions that would otherwise have to be done manually by staff including sending out branded and tailored guest emails, managing multiple online sales channels and varying room rates for maximum profitability. While being sophisticated in terms of its functionality, our system is designed to be really simple and easy to use.

As a family-owned Bristol company we pride ourselves on our personal service and fantastic support – with our support team available from 7am to 11pm 365 days a year to answer any client queries. From installation through to training, we manage the entire process to ensure our customers get the most from their software from day one.


Signature Brands

Signature Brands are LWC's self-contained drinks agency, who enrich and grow pubs, bars, events and festivals by introducing them to carefully crafted creations and handpicked imports.

Choosing to stock our exclusive products is only the beginning. With customer activation including events, promotions, tastings and training; we help you to engage the right people and secure genuine footfall.

Our dedicated Account Managers and Brands Activation Managers can offer training on a diverse range of subjects; from product specifics to expert cocktail training. We can also provide full installations at your premises, as well as provide exclusive POS - from unique glassware and fonts, through to menus, bar mats and staff attire.


Clockwork Marketing

Clockwork Marketing have spent a quarter of a century fuelling the growth of hospitality businesses, with a focus on independent hotels.

They understand the critical aspects of hospitality marketing, unfamiliar to industry outsiders, such as

  • How customers use hotel websites
  • Current hospitality marketing trends
  • Room yield and other industry KPIs
  • Channel Managers & booking engines
  • Google Analytics in relation to hotels and holiday parks
  • Shoulder months

Clockwork fuses this inside knowledge with ever creative marketing and unique growth strategies. The result? Businesses with strong personalities, clear voices and the right tools to convert interest into direct revenue.

In the digital world, Online Travel Agents are giants. Clockwork helps hotels take bookings back and strengthen their independence from the OTAs.

They are the marketing force behind some nationally respected tourism brands, and provide a complete service, including – web design, SEO, digital marketing, direct mail, email marketing, branding, marketing management (inc social media) and copywriting. 


Quality in Tourism

Quality in Tourism has been relaunched as an independent accreditation service, offering grading, mystery shopping and specialist tourism and hospitality expertise.

Our experienced team have worked in various tourism and hospitality roles, giving them a true empathy and understanding of the issues within the industry. From mystery customer visits and website reviews to RevPar and marketing analysis, we work with our members to offer practical help and assistance, with the aim of driving additional sales and increasing profit.

Our assessor team can star rate your property without the prescriptive standards of other schemes, recognising your quality and its appeal to customers, without insisting on outdated physical measures irrelevant to your customers. Our entry level scheme gives assurances to your customers, ir is appropriately named Safe Clean & Legal TM. We offer special accolades to help you promote your properties to customers looking for your particular offerings.

Our experience, expertise and insight into the industry allows us to respond to current trends and assist members to deliver what the customer actually wants.


Visit Brighton

VisitBrighton is the official tourism body for the city of Brighton & Hove.

We promote Brighton & Hove to visitors from the UK and around the world through a variety of means including:

  • public relations and press liaison
  • print and online marketing
  • seasonal thematic campaigns.

Our website - www.visitbrighton.com - receives over 2 million unique visits a year and is the number one website for the city providing visitors with information on where to stay, what to do and where to eat out.

VisitBrighton also has a dedicated Conference Sales team to stimulate business tourism. We also manage the official VisitBrighton Contact Centre and Visitor Information Points.


Welcome to Excellence

We are one of the UK’s leading providers of customer service training for the tourism, leisure and hospitality sector.     Having well trained staff who deliver outstanding customer service is one of the driving forces when it comes to achieving business success.  We have helped thousands of tourism organisations become more competitive through participation in our extensive range of training which includes an on-line customer service programme.   We offer flexible and cost effective options including a Level 2 City and Guilds Award.


Tourist Network

Tourist Network are specialists in tourism video production, having produced over 1,200 videos for the industry. Our clients big and small include theme parks, heritage attractions, museums, hospitality providers, zoos, tourist events, and many more. We’re also market leaders in Digital Signage installations in tourist information settings, and broadcast a number of destination-wide Tourist Information TV Channels that are piped exclusively into hotel bedrooms.

Whether you’re from an attraction, destination or accommodation provider, with a requirement for quality video, for your own digital signage network or in-hotel TV channel, or wish to promote your business directly to a targeted tourist audience through our far reaching digital networks, then please contact the team at Tourist Network today


NFU Mutual

Our network of specialist local Agents work extensively with the hospitality and retail industries - everything from local coffee shops to a chain of restaurants or food stores and urban chic hotels.

We understand that your business could be impacted by a number of issues - cyber attacks, damage to your property, the loss of a major supplier or customer, the loss of a key person through illness, or an outbreak of food poisoning. But you’re not alone. Your NFU Mutual Agent can help you plan for the unexpected and get you back on your feet should things go wrong.

The right insurance starts with the right conversation. Contact our local Agent today by visiting nfumutual/branches



eviivo only works with independent hosts and hoteliers, providing online booking software for all types of accommodation, and is for anyone with rooms to sell and a story to tell.’, to give it a bit more context in relation to the award category.  We provide the original all-in-one booking suite for over 6,600 properties across the UK. eviivo suite helps you manage bookings from your website and all the leading travel sites (Expedia, Booking.com, TripAdvisor etc.) in just one click, while staying in control of your rates and policies. Confirm bookings and take payment anytime, anywhere, on any device. You can even save thousands of pounds on essentials for running your business with exclusive offers from eviivo marketplace.


Hospitality Assured

Hospitality Assured is the international quality standard licensed by the Institute of Hospitality for customer led, service orientated businesses. The Hospitality Assured framework enables organisations to look at their operation through the eyes of the customer at every level to identify what is great about your customer service and what can be improved.

The nine steps of the standard all align with the EFQM Business Excellence Model which our assessors use to measure service and business performance. Businesses then use this information to monitor their progress towards achieving customer service excellence and optimising organisational performance to gain competitive advantage.


Pear Communications

Pear is the leading tourism, arts & events print distributor across the UK. Years of hard work, dedication and investment have resulted in their unrivalled networks to ensure their clients leaflets, brochures and posters reach their target markets.

As a result of Pear’s dedication, they work in close partnership with clients across the South Coast including Mary Rose, Sealife Brighton, Spinnaker Tower,  Fishers Farm Park, Drusillas, English Heritage, National Trust and many more.

Pear have invested heavily in key gateway sites, including major Motorway Services, Airports, Train Stations and Supermarkets which house both their new Digital Screens and Print Stands. In an ever-changing industry, Pear continually evolve to support the market.