What the 2020/21 winners have to say about their awards

"We are extremely proud to have won Silver for the Spa & wellbeing experience of the year. Our spa team all share a passion to drive the future of the eforea spa, and we are excited for 2021 and beyond!" Bethany Malone Hilton Ageas Bowl

"After the terrible times most of the nation have endured during lockdown, it was just incredible to receive this highly acclaimed and prestigious award, and a pleasure to be a part of the awards event. What an incredible “springboard" to be able to open again with this exciting award behind us. We could not have done it without our incredible team, who we are really looking forward to having back! We continue to re-invest each year and deliver new attractions for our visitors, as well as maintaining an exceptional level of customer service, and it really means the world to us that our efforts have paid off and been recognised. Thank you so much to all at The Beautiful South in what must have been a tricky event to organise this year - we are truly grateful”. Tom Rollings Fishers Farm Park

"I am delighted and appreciative that our Hotel‎ has won this Award: A real boost for our Staff and reassuring for our Guests. A very motivating accolade as we end the ghastly pandemic period and anticipate a brighter future " ‎Peter de Savary Beachcroft Hotel

Winning this award is a great validation of our efforts and of those of our staff. And it’s a good recognition of them to show that all their efforts are worthwhile, that we’re doing the right things and ticking those ‘green’ boxes. Andrew Graham, Wallops Wood Cottages

“It is always a thrill to win an award and is so good for the whole team, but in a year like this it has meant even more. It would have been so easy to just postpone them but I think awards like this, that are properly and thoroughly judged and not just a voting popularity contest are really precious”.  Chris Burton Eco Chic Cottages

“We are so delighted to win two awards – it really is going to give our team a huge morale boost which is much needed right now as we wait out the next couple of months”.  Anna Prior British Airways i360

"We are very proud to have received a silver award in the pub category and it was a great lift for myself and the team during these hard times. It was a shame we couldn't all attend a glitzy awards ceremony but the online event was very well organised and great fun. We will definitely be entering again next year".  Gordon Stott The Purefoy Arms

“I would like to formally thank all your team for continuing with the awards this year despite all the difficulties caused by Covid. I think this year, of all years, it is so important to fly the flag for UK hospitality, especially here in the south where so many jobs & communities depend on tourism”.  Simon Green & Michaela Rozborilova Stubcroft Farm Campsite

“A MASSIVE thank you for such a fun day yesterday!  We are so thrilled with our Awards - I now have one of each (we were lucky enough to get a Silver last year at The Grand!).  Truly it has been a real boost after such a tricky 12 months and I just hope that we can now all get on a do what we do best in the industry. A heartfelt thanks to you all for making yesterday a proper highlight of a bit of a damp squib of a year!” Katrina Rowton-lee  The Courtyard and The Hedgerow at Wainhill

“We were thrilled to receive this award and it has been a much appreciated boost to the team during this dreary time”.  Kim Baker Gunwharf Quays

"We are very proud to have received the Gold Award for self catering accommodation of the year particularly as we designed and built this lodge from scratch to take full advantage of its peaceful and tranquil location". Caroline Barry Riverside Lodge - Short Stay Homes

"This award really belongs to the whole team at Action Watersports because they are responsible for the experience that’s created for our customers. From the welcome, coaching, briefing, service and safety they offer, it’s always done with energy, commitment, positivity and a smile - that’s why we believe our customers come back time after time. We all can’t wait to open again and welcome back both old friends and new customers to experience the fun and exhilaration of everything that’s on offer on the lake". Simon Raine Action Watersports

“Praise to Beautiful South Awards for persevering with the organisation, and presentation of, the awards despite the prevailing lockdown conditions. Well done. Thanks to Mary Flinn of The Brickworks Museum for the nomination which I accept as representative of all the volunteers at The Brickworks not just myself.  Stay safe, stay strong."  Richard Newman The Brickworks Museum

Cllr Steve Pitt, Deputy Leader of Portsmouth City Council and Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure & Economic Development said, "Everyone at the D-Day Story is delighted to win this award. Accessibility and inclusivity are at the heart of our visitor experience. This award recognises the fantastic customer service that the front of house team gives to visitors from all backgrounds and the extra mile they go to make everyone feel welcome."