Why Enter?

Would you like:

  • To stand out from the crowd?
  • A raised profile with the media?
  • To reward your team and boost morale?
  • To attract the best staff?
  • A free mystery shopper report and business feedback?
  • To raise the quality of your business
  • To go forward to the Enjoy England Awards in 2020?
  • A cause for celebration?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you should consider entering the South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

If in doubt, why not watch our latest Awards video HERE (it lasts 3 minutes or so ...)

But don’t just believe us, here is what some recent winners say:

 

"We as a family are overwhelmed to have been awarded the top accolade ‘Gold’ in Small attraction of the year award. It is not only a pat on the back for everyone’s hard work but a fantastic opportunity to receive and give support to other tourism business within the South West. How wonderful it has been to engage with other tourism businesses and other pillars of the community. We would like to say a huge thank you to all involved in the Awards. The evening was splendid, we appreciate all the hard work and organisation in which you have all put in to making so fantastic! Its the first time we have entered the awards and hope it will not be the last!" 

Taya & Family, Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, Feb 19

 

"Many thanks to you and your team for a fantastic and hugely successful Dorset Tourism Awards 2018. All of us at Create at the Cove are truly touched by receiving two prestigious awards this year.  As always, please do give me a shout if you require any Gold Winners to volunteer to be a judge in the 2019 process.  I would love to have the opportunity to bring my experiences to the team."

Matt, Create at the Cove, Nov 18

 

"Thank you so much for a fantastic evening and for all the wonderful associated activities, we had so much fun and it was lovely to see everyone else in similar and related businesses."

Theresa, Liz and Margaret, Golden Acre Holiday Bungalows, Nov 18

 

"What a great night! we all enjoyed ourselves tremendously, the food was delicious and the ambiance amongst the finalists was inspiring. Today we are very busy on social media and other platforms spreading our news, and the trophies of course are pride of place in the office. On behalf of all us at South Lytchett we thank you very much for putting on such an amazing event."

Jo, South Lytchett Manor, Nov 18

 

"Di and I would like to say thank you for a lovely evening last night and we were so happy to receive our Bronze Award.  This has enthused us both to keep on pushing Burngate and aim higher in our provision to our customers. Details in your email have been noted and photos have been downloaded, we will be having our Bronze Award poster professionally printed and these will be displayed or added wherever we can!! Once again, thank you for a lovely evening and it really was a fantastic experience.  We got to meet some lovely people and listened to business advice and ideas for the future."

Julia, Burngate Stone Centre, Nov 18

 

"We entered the awards to see how we compared with other business's in our sector, to be judged by an independent body to show our strengths and weakness. It was a very positive experience, enjoyed by all the team, especially getting an award on our first ever entry. Check and double check your entry, get others to proof read your entry. We lost points by an admin error the marketing person put her home post code on the entry form !!!, so our poor judges had difficulty finding us. Never think you are too small or insignificant as a business to enter."  

Sally, Longthorns Farm,  Jan 18