The Dorset 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07870 397438.
Sponsors & Partners to date are:
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Saffery is a national chartered accountancy practice which has been established in Bournemouth for 30 years. We support and work with a significant portfolio of clients in leisure, hospitality and tourism. Our experience has given us an invaluable understanding of the issues and challenges faced by businesses in the sector, which has enabled us to develop a range of successful strategies and solutions.
Our team, based in Bournemouth, provide advice to hotels, restaurants, marinas, holiday parks, clubs, associations and attractions. Having the specialist resource in house allows us to fully support clients on such matters as tax efficient structures and profit extraction, employee remuneration packages, VAT planning, business planning & strategy, funding arrangements and corporate finance transactions. We also provide a comprehensive range of compliance services to ensure that our clients meet their statutory obligations.
Visit Dorset is the Destination Management Organisation for Dorset, helping to support and grow Dorset’s visitor economy. Visit Dorset is funded by Dorset Council and is supported by over 500 paying business members.
Our key aims are to promote Dorset as a world class destination to attract visitors year round and support the local economy and tourism industry through marketing, PR and strategic partnerships. The team manage the visit-dorset.com website which is recognised as Dorset’s official visitor website and receives 2 million visits a year. Visit Dorset has a very active social media presence across all platforms and works closely with VisitEngland as well as national and international press and media to ensure that Dorset competes as a leading UK tourism destination.
Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is proud to sponsor this year’s Winner of Winners category of the Dorset Tourism Awards.
Dorset LEP is a business led private and public sector partnership, promoting local economic growth and prosperity. Dorset LEP delivers projects that support and develop infrastructure, housing, skills, enterprise and business growth to achieve long-term economic benefit for all in Dorset.
For more information visit the Dorset LEP website dorsetlep.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @dorsetlep’
Established in 1958, and having celebrated 60 successful years in the industry in 2018, Goadsby has grown to become an influential property practice covering both residential and commercial disciplines.
The group comprises a branch network of 24 offices across the South of England with specialist commercial centres in Bournemouth, Southampton and Winchester. Expert teams cover all aspects of residential and commercial business including sales, lettings, new homes, land, mortgage services, hotels and leisure, business space, retail, investment consultancy, survey & valuation, building consultancy, town planning, property management, CAD services, corporate consultancy and public sector appointments.
The Hotels and Leisure division of Goadsby is one of the longest established nationally. A wide spread of clients range from the dedicated B&B owner to corporate hotel groups. Restaurants, public houses, holiday flat blocks, camping and touring parks, catteries and kennels also fall within the remit of Ian Palmer and Mark Nurse, between them able to call upon a combined 57 years of practise.
Currently ranked in the top 25 of all composite property service providers in the UK, the commercial arm is acknowledged as a major practice in the Central South having won multiple awards throughout the last ten years based on the volume of business transacted.
Tourism is the lifeblood of the South Coast and Goadsby is committed to maintaining an active support role within an industry justifiably recognised as a principal contributor to the local economy.
Information – it’s what we all need when visiting an unfamiliar area – and Resort has been providing just that for over thirty years!
Resort is Dorset’s most well-known tourist magazine and is picked up by thousands of loyal readers right on your doorstep. Advertising in Resort takes care of the whole season – from Easter right through to September.
Advertisers also benefit from being featured on an easy to navigate, mobile-responsive website. The combination of print and digital helps bring new business direct to the door. And with a following of over 35,000 on social media you’ll receive extensive and quality exposure.
Independently-run, you are in reliable hands with Resort Dorset.
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.
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.
Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Tourismbusiness.coastwiththemost.com
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Tourism’s mission is to work with industry partners to offer an inspiring holiday destination for the millions of visitors both from the UK and overseas.
We are responsible for delivering successful integrated marketing and communications campaigns to our tourism partners, in promoting the destination throughout the year. We manage three high performing official tourism websites and 49 social media channels for the three towns and cover all aspects of tourism marketing and PR. Our Events Team creates and manages a year-round festival and events programme, welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors, and helping to raise the profile of Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole in supporting the tourism economy worth over £1 billion . We work closely with our members and partners via the Destination Management Board (DMB) and respective Marketing Groups.
For more information visit the business portal at: business.coastwiththemost.com
Bournemouth University Business Schoolwww.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/our-faculties/bournemouth-university-business-school
Bournemouth University Business School is a dynamic group of academics who are committed to inspiring people and organisations to grow in a responsible and empathetic way.
The School houses a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in tourism and hospitality management, event management and sport management. We currently offer undergraduate degrees in Tourism Management, International Hospitality Management and International Tourism and Hospitality Management, along with Masters degrees in International Hospitality and Tourism Management, Tourism Management, and Tourism Marketing Management. We have an established reputation for excellence in tourism and hospitality and are ranked 7th in the UK for Tourism, Transport and Travel (Complete University Guide, 2022) and 13th in the world for Hospitality and Tourism Management (Shanghai Rankings, 2021).
Dorset magazine celebrates all aspects of this beautiful county, from coast and countryside to towns and villages. Every month Dorset magazine gives you the inside track on interesting places to visit, fabulous arts and music events, award-winning food and drink, wonderful walks and wildlife. Along the way we uncover hidden gems, reveal exciting stories from the past and present, and introduce you to new aspects of the county you may not be aware of.
We also champion the wonderful food and drink made and served in the county, and meet the people who proudly fly the flag for Dorset
NFU Mutual Bournemouth Agencywww.nfumutual.co.uk/agent-offices/bournemouth/
It’s our mutuality which sets us apart. NFU Mutual is owned by and run for over 900,000 customers, and we work hard to protect your interests. From 300 local offices offering personal service to our tailored quotes you can’t get on price comparison sites, your needs are at the heart of everything we do.
Gaining accolades is one way of being recognised for the high standards of customer service and cover which we provide. We take pride in the fact that many of our general insurance products have received recognition from third parties, demonstrating our commitment to providing a comprehensive level of cover.
But we’re not standing still. Supporting our communities is very important to us. We’re committed to helping protect the environment, championing rural communities through events and initiatives, and continuing to offer the best care possible.
Holidaymaker App is delighted to be supporting the Tourism Awards. Designed for the caravan and holiday park sector, Holidaymaker App is a new digital platform that delivers significant benefits for holiday park owners and guests before, during and after their stay..
Used by over 110,000 guest users, our innovative technology platform ensures guests get the very latest news, updates, offers and park information via your Holidaymaker App© on their mobile phone, website, tablets, digital signage and more.
Gain a new competitive advantage with Holidaymaker, our integrated Guest Experience platform to upsell holidays, increase on-park spend and encourage direct re-bookings.
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
Lyme Bay Winerylymebaywinery.co.uk/
Lyme Bay Winery is a drinks company passionate about producing delicious and award-winning English Wine, Fruit Wine, Cider, Mead, Liqueur and Spirits from Devon’s beautiful Axe Valley.
They are one of a very few UK wineries that work with some of the best grape growers all over the country to get the best fruit - rather than relying on what is grown in their own vineyards. That way, the winemakers have access to different grape varieties that grow better on different soils and in different microclimates across the country and use them to make exceptional, full of character still and sparkling wines that suit every palate and occasion.
Baboo Gelato is a family run, artisanal ice cream maker based in the countryside between Bridport and Dorchester. We specialize in using real, seasonal ingredients from local farms. We work closely with local chefs to tailor flavours for their menus, and sell to over 200 tourist attractions, pubs, restaurants and seaside kiosks across Dorset. Our ice cream is also available in good farm shops and delis across the region.
We are multi-award winning, with 24 Gold awards from Taste of the West (including two champions); and 30 Great Taste Stars. Please do get in touch with us if you’d like to try our amazing range of flavours.
Our range of delicious teas including our award-winning premium black tea, and variety of fruit, herbal and green teas are inspired by the beautiful county of Dorset. Every ‘cup of sunshine’ has a delicious twist and tastes as good as the sunshine makes us feel”. Available to purchase from our Tea Shop, Amazon store or from our network of local wholesalers.
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!
Les Enfants Terriblesles-enfants-terribles.co.uk/
Established in 2016 by Chef Eric Tavernier, there is a definite je ne sais quoi to the seasonal menu. Seafood comes straight from the Harbourside and you will find with Eric’s 30 years of culinary experience that the flavours are coaxed to perfection.
Aiming to make your meal as relaxing and revitalising as possible, the ethos is to serve locally caught fish and locally made produce to customers who can relax and unwind with good food and great ambience
Come and be an Enfants Terribles with us.
Sunflower Social Mediawww.sunflowersocialmedia.co.uk
Sunflower Social Media is delighted to support this year's Tourism 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.