The South West Tourism Excellence Awards programme offers sponsors and partners a range of year-round benefits, including web links, media coverage, industry profile, communications with business, networking and business development opportunities with Services for Tourism Ltd. Benefits start when we launch each spring, continuing for 12 months until the following spring.
There are a range of options ranging from £500 to £5000. Information on opportunities is available HERE, for more information please contact Robin Barker, Services for Tourism Ltd, at email@example.com or 07870 397438.
Sponsors & Partners to date are:
All Sponsors & Partners
Plymouth Business Schoolwww.plymouth.ac.uk
Plymouth Business School’s Department of Tourism and Hospitality delivers teaching across a number of programmes, including Tourism Management and Hospitality Management, as well as more specialist courses such as Events Management and Cruise Management.
Staff within the Department also undertake exciting and innovative research covering such subjects as: genocide heritage; tourism and crime prevention; tourism employability; and the development of tourism and heritage related narratives. Plymouth staff have also published articles in top-rated tourism journals such as the Annals of Tourism Research and Tourism Management.
The department has strong links with industry, reflected in part by the Plymouth University Hotel School, and boasts a number of opportunities for students to study a foreign language alongside their degree, thus equipping them for the exciting world of international tourism and hospitality.
At Booking.com, we combine 20+ years of industry experience with continuous data-backed insights to provide you with the services, products and support you need to grow your business. That’s why we offer the tools, visibility and round-the-clock support you might not get on your own.
We’re proud to be the world’s number one accommodation site for bookings. More than 1.5 million room nights are booked on Booking.com every single day. With such a large customer base, we can help you reach a vast audience of potential guests, from every corner of the globe – meaning you have access to entire new markets, all in one place
Guestline gives hoteliers the confidence to achieve their boldest ambitions. As market leaders in cloud-based technology, we believe all hoteliers deserve more - more revenue, more direct bookings, more guest time, more insight, more confidence and more satisfaction. The Guestline platform is designed with this in mind.
With over 30 years of experience designing and developing hospitality software, we understand the challenges and opportunities faced by the industry. That is why, whether you are an independent hotel or a group of hotels, our fully integrated, cloud-based solutions have the flexibility to meet your individual requirements, providing a cost-effective way to uncover your full potential and optimise revenues and bookings. Join over 3000 Guestline customers globally to streamline your operation, power your distribution and enhance your guest's experience. Unlock your full potential with Guestline- your key to more!
Living Options Devon is a Charity working to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people (who use British Sign Language) can live the life they choose and are empowered to have a stronger voice. Our charitable activities each year, include Countryside Mobility, advocacy, peer support, advice services, access auditing and disability, Deaf & autism training.
Our services are designed and delivered by people with lived experience of disability, so our employee and customer experience solutions are user-led.
We are working to ensure that our beautiful countryside and tourism sites are fully accessible and can be enjoyed by everyone. With over thirty years’ experience supporting businesses to become inclusive, accessible, disability aware, and Deaf-friendly, we can help you become more inclusive for everyone!
AGI specialise in the design and construction of bespoke adventure golf and mini golf courses, working with our clients to create individual courses that range from budget mini golf to top end adventure golf. We install synthetic par 3 golf courses, sports areas, pitches and re-surfacing of multi-use games areas, encompassing a customer focused approach throughout.
AGI also supply and install playground equipment and commercial synthetic grass for all areas. We can support the upgrading of existing play areas and construction of new ones.
Bluesoup are travel & tourism advertising and marketing specialists. The agency boasts huge sector specific expertise & experience coupled with a refreshingly different approach. Bluesoup offers a wide range of award winning services from design to paid digital, organic search to media planning & buying.
We’re proud to have had many successes with a whole host of clients including The Eden Project, Journey Latin America, Lochs & Glens Holidays, Travel Chapter, Barrhead Travel, Cornwall Tourist Board, Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire, RHS, National Marine Aquarium, Discover Scotland, Imagine Ireland & Exodus Travel to name a few.
Talk to the specialists. We’d love to hear from you.
Made for Life Organicswww.madeforlifeorganics.com/
Made for Life Organics celebrates its 20th Anniversary as an artisan, luxurious 100% Organic range of award-winning skincare, hand blended in Cornwall, supported by an exceptional training and education programme. Made for Life Organics has led the way and innovated from its inception, creating authentic organic skincare and educating spas and therapists to welcome all people, including those living with cancer.
Made for Life was the first skincare range to receive 100% organic accreditation and the first UK Spa brand to receive B Corp certification. All products are certified Beauty without Cruelty and are used in leading hotels and spas across the UK.
VoltShare provide scalable and cost-effective destination EV Charging solutions designed for hospitality venues of any size. Our unique managed solutions and automated billing remove operational strains on your staff, giving your business the freedom to have more for less. Without restrictive decade-long property leases or subscription fees, your venue has the unique opportunity to offer essential charging facilities without hefty install costs while receiving the lion’s share of charging profits.
From independent self-catering properties, boutique hotels, tourist attractions to hotel groups and large pub companies, VoltShare are the ideal choice in realising your EV charging ambitions.
South West Coast Path Associationwww.southwestcoastpath.org.uk
For almost half a century, the South West Coast Path Association has been helping to protect, care for and champion the South West Coast Path as one of the world’s greatest trails and one of the region’s most important environmental and tourism assets. The Path now attracts over 9 million visitors a year and brings over £500 million into the local tourism economy.
As a charity, our mission is to help people access, enjoy and share in the amazing health-giving benefits and spectacular wildlife which our 630 mile National Trail offers. We work with businesses along the Path (Way Makers), volunteers and members to raise funds to improve and care for the Trail – a task which is becoming increasingly important in light of current climate change.
Anytime is an innovative online booking and management software, powering the outdoor holiday market around the clock. We support hundreds of campsites, holiday parks, glamping sites, motorhome hire businesses and holiday let agencies all around the UK. Our multi-accommodation focus is one of our key differentiators in this market, along with our reputation for having the fastest and highest quality support.
Save precious time with automation, live availability and payments, intuitive dashboard and reporting, and integrated guest services. Drive up sales using our carefully selected partnerships with leading distributors like campsites.co.uk, Cool Camping, Pitch Up, TXGB and Rentals United. If you need a new website, create one with our new drag and drop website builder - beautiful results with no need to code! Fully supported from our HQ in Cornwall, our cloud-based platform is mobile-friendly and is racked, stacked and packed with all the tools a busy holiday business needs to stand out and thrive
Touch Stay makes your guests happier!
Our digital guest books replace and revolutionise the printed guides and leaflets of the past. It’s time to put those wasted years managing Word docs, PDFs, binders, and clunky website templates behind you. Our digital guidebooks enable you to answer all your guests’ questions in a format that’s convenient and easy to use.
It works by storing your content in a single online location. Then we package the content into an easy-to-use format that guests love. It looks beautiful on any device or computer, works offline, and can even be saved to a PDF and printed.
If you’re wondering what the ROI is, it’s simple: better reviews lead to more bookings, and fewer questions mean more time to run your business. It’s a win-win.
Sunflower Social Media / Social Media Management and Solutionswww.sunflowersocialmedia.co.uk
Sunflower Social Media is delighted to support this year's South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Located in the South West, Sunflower Social Media supports a wide range of businesses, helping them to maximise the return from their social media.
Making time for social media can be hard. Only you can run your business the way you know how and so we create and implement social media strategies for you, sourcing content and dealing with all your engagement and community growth, leaving you to do what you do the best.
Tozers are the award-winning leading lawyers when it comes to park law. As legal advisers to the British Holiday and Home Parks Association for over 65 years, we are at the cutting edge of legal developments affecting the parks industry. Our dedicated and experienced team advise parks businesses small and large, throughout England and Wales, on a wide range of issues.
We offer a comprehensive legal service for both our commercial and private clients, always staying one step ahead and seeking new perspectives, which is why we are one of the top-rated law firms.
We put our clients first. We’re Tozers, thoughtful legal partners for a changing world.
Plymouth Gin is England’s oldest working Gin Distillery - our craft began way back in 1793 and we’ve been here ever since. There’s no place like home and we love welcoming people to ours, so why not visit us for a distillery tour or a drink in our Refectory Bar.
Quality in Tourismwww.qualityintourism.com
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, it 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.
As one of the most established and well respected firms of Surveyors, Vickery Holman deliver property consultancy services across the South West. With offices in Truro, Plymouth, Exeter and Bristol they deliver local expertise within the region to their regional and national clients. Regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors their local experts offer a full range of services and specialise within the leisure industry to provide:-
- Commercial sales, acquisitions as well as business rates consultancy for hotels, holiday parks and self-catering complexes
- Service charge administration and management for commercial property and holiday parks
- Valuation for secured lending, accounting and tax purposes
- Building surveying services including surveys for purchase, project management and planned maintenance and new developments.