Beautiful South Awards 17

Beautiful South Awards 17

The wait is almost over!


From amongst the cream of the South East’s tourism businesses the finalists for the 2017/18 Beautiful South Tourism Awards have been chosen. This year saw a near record number of entries (143) from all parts of the region. These were shortlisted from their entry forms and then, in most cases, mystery shopped by expert independent judges. Today 67 finalists were announced along with 18 businesses that were recognised with highly commended certificates and three very special individuals who are finalists in the ‘Customer Service Superstar’ category. All will be kept in suspense until the prestigious awards ceremony hosted by Heart FM presenter, Toby Anstis, at the Grand Hotel Brighton on the 29 November when they will learn whether they have won gold, silver or bronze.

In launching the Awards, Andrew Mosley, General Manager from host sponsor the Grand Brighton said, “We are delighted to be this year's title sponsor of The Beautiful South Awards. It is a real privilege to be selected again as the host venue following the success of the ceremony when it was last held at the Grand Brighton in 2015. The Awards really shine a spotlight on the whole host of quality and successful hospitality businesses the South East has to offer. We very much look forward to welcoming the Tourism South East team and all the finalists to the Awards ceremony in November”.

Nigel Smith, Chief Executive of Tourism South East, said, ‘’In tourism, like any other business, quality counts and businesses at the top of their game make their own success. They also inspire others to strive to be better and that’s why we run the Beautiful South Awards each year. Earlier this week three of our winners went on to pick up trophies at the National Awards showing that the South East has tourism businesses that can compete with the best in the countryThis year we are hoping for a record number of entries at the regional awards which are the route through to competing nationally.’’

Take a look at what previous winners have said here .

If you have any queries please email  Good luck.

For a full list of last years winners click here.

To download photographs from the Beautiful south Awards Ceremony 2016 click here and to see a three minute film click here.