Following a truly challenging year for tourism business across the South, Tourism South East is delighted to announce, the finalists in the 2020/21 Beautiful South Awards.
In this unprecedented year there were nearly 100 entries from across the region. The entrants were shortlisted from their entry forms and though an independent judging process, adapted to accommodate the restrictions to the industry.
Tourism South East is pleased to reveal 63 finalists, with 12 businesses also recognised with commended certificates. Finalists will learn whether they are celebrating a gold, silver, bronze, or special award at the online Awards event taking place on the 4th March 2021. Andrew Mosley, from headline sponsor, The Grand Brighton, along with representatives from sponsors Visit Brighton, Quality in Tourism, Jarrang, Worldpay, Hotel Perfect and Hoogly Tea will join Tourism South East to recognise and award its outstanding businesses in what has been such a difficult year.
Fran Downton, Chief Executive of Tourism South East, said
“We felt strongly that the Beautiful South Awards should go ahead this year. Recognising and celebrating the quality and excellence of our tourism business, in the face of adversity is really important to us. Tourism in the South East demonstrates national and world class offerings, and the entry standards to our awards are always high. This year was exceptionally challenging for our businesses and we are pleased to be able to deliver some well needed positivity and rewards”.
General Manager of the Grand Brighton, Andrew Mosley said:
“We are thrilled to be a part of the awards for the third year running, even if hosting this year’s event might be a little different! These awards are now more important than ever, as they support our industry and highlight the resilient and inspirational hospitality businesses we have on our doorstep in the South East area. We are very much looking forward to this year’s event and a much-needed dose of positivity and celebration. Best of luck to everyone!"