Beautiful South Awards 2020

Coronavirus Update | New Closing Date - 20 September 2020   > Read more

Each year we love to celebrate the very best tourism businesses and experiences the South and South East has to offer. We will all need something to look forward in due course, so despite the pandemic, our Beautiful South Tourism Awards 2020/21 remain underway in the background, with headline sponsor, The Grand Brighton.

With 24 (soon to be 25) categories to choose from including a new Innovation in Tourism category, there are even more opportunities for businesses to be recognised for their achievements over the last 18 months. As well as the kudos of being crowned the best of their kind in the South East and the raised profile that comes with being a finalist, all entrants receive feedback from independent judges who are experts in the field.


Prior to coronavirus the celebration event was due to be held at The Grand Hotel Brighton on 8 December. This has however now been reviewed and will take place as a virtual event in 2021 with details to be confirmed asap

In launching the Beautiful South Awards, Fran Downton, CEO of Tourism South East said,

‘’In tourism, like any other industry, quality counts and the best at what they do are the most successful. Every year the Beautiful South Awards and our performance in Visit England’s national Awards For Excellence show that we have businesses as good if not better than any in the country and some are truly world class. Their fantastic quality makes our role of promoting the South East so much easier and it’s one of the main reasons we are the most popular UK tourist region outside London. But we want their success to inspire others and that’s why we run the Beautiful South Awards each year. With more categories this year, I am hoping for a record number of entries.’’

2019 Winners

Who is your competition?

Find out more about all of our previous winners in 2019.

Award Categories

With 24 categories to choose from, there is plenty of opportunities for businesses to be recognised for your achievements.

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How to enter

Due to the coronavirus, the deadline has been extended. Please visit the awards website for the most up to date deadline for applications.

General Manager of headline sponsor, The Grand Brighton said,

"We are more than thrilled to sponsor the Beautiful South Awards for the third year running. These awards really highlight the standout and thriving hospitality businesses we have on our doorstep in the South East area and we very much look forward to welcoming the Tourism South East team again in December. Best of luck to everyone in this year’s awards!"

For the full press release click here

For more information about the Beautiful South Tourism Awards visit  

Contact: Nell Barrington, Services for Tourism Ltd


Tel: 07968807022.
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