The Bristol, Bath & Somerset 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 23/24 opportunities is available HERE, with 24/25 opportunites 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:
All Sponsors & Partners
Age UK Somersetwww.ageuksomerset.org.uk
Age UK Somerset is the largest charity working with and for older people in Somerset and North Somerset. We are an independent local charity responsible for raising all our own funds which are only spent in the area. With our local population increasing in age (in our area - Somerset and North Somerset - 1 in 4 of the population will be 65+ within 3 years. Nationally this doesn’t happen for another 20 years), our role to promote the wellbeing and independence of older people and add value to later life, is more important now than ever.
With the wide variety of services we offer (including information & advice, 100s of exercise sessions, a befriending service to reduce loneliness, toe nail cutting, benefit claims assistance, projects to get and keep people out of hospital), we put the needs of older people at the heart of what we do. We are delighted to sponsor this award to find tourism businesses that are taking the same approach.
What's On Somersetwww.whatsonsomerset.com
Somerset. We love it. We live in it. We write about it. We entreat people to savour this remarkable county, the land of the summer people.
In our fifteenth year, What’s on Somerset is delighted to be associated with the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards. Talent and hard work deserves recognition and accolations.
NFU North Somerset and Chew Valleywww.nfumutual.co.uk/agent-offices/north-somerset/
It’s our mutuality which sets us apart. We’re owned by and run for you, over 850,000 members, and we work hard to protect your interests. From our 295 local agent 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.
Sunflower Social Media | Social Media Management and Solutionswww.sunflowersocialmedia.co.uk/
Sunflower Social Media is delighted to support this year's Bristol, Bath & Somerset 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.
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.
We’re family cidermakers with our home at Myrtle Farm in Somerset. We care about our ciders, and we care about tomorrow. We’ve a vision to create sustainable, great tasting cider for generations to come, enjoyed, loved and respected the world over.
We craft a range of draught and packaged ciders, including our smooth and golden Thatchers Gold with juicy apple flavours, our naturally hazy Thatchers Haze that brims with fruitiness, and sweet and vibrant Thatchers Rosé made from rosy-red eating apples. New to our family are zesty Cloudy Lemon, crisp and sweet with a zing from the juice of real lemons, and our alcohol-free Thatchers Zero.
We believe that simple pleasures are important. We keep things simple with our traditional methods and natural recipes. Each bottle is made by hand in the South West, using real ingredients with No Baddies and No Bubbles needed.
Hullabaloos Drinks will leave a tingle on your tongue and make your taste buds come alive. Each and every drink is packed full of real fruit juice and come in a variety of Award Winning, tongue tingling flavours. They taste great on their own or can be used as a mixer to take cocktails to the next level.
Visit West is the accredited Local Visitor Economy Partnership (LVEP) for the West of England. It brings together the business communities, local and regional authorities, with the domestic and international travel industry, and key strategic partners, to create a strategically focused and innovative delivery organisation with the clear purpose of developing a year-round sustainable visitor economy.
As well as operating the consumer brands of Visit Bath and Visit Bristol, Visit West delivers the Meet Bristol and Bath Convention Bureau, a comprehensive programme of travel trade activity and business engagement through events, and business support.
Somerset Life is the county magazine that celebrates the finest things about our wonderful county.
Every month as you turn the pages of your magazine, you will discover a whole world of the greatest food and drink, places and people that this area has to offer. Uncover hidden gems, learn about the best places to visit and the events you can look forward to.
Somerset is your county and Somerset Life is your magazine.
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.
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
Ball Fire Protectionwww.ballfire.net
Ball Fire Protection will give you the confidence that if a fire does strike, you are well equipped to deal with it.
We value our customers and deliver an efficient and practical service with a friendly smile, not tying customers into long and onerous contracts, but instead seeking to earn your loyalty and repeat business by providing competitive prices and fantastic customer service.
All our engineers are fully qualified to install and maintain your fire safety equipment, and we are an audited member of the British Fire Consortium so you know you are in safe and capable hands.
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!
Albert Goodman is proud to sponsor the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards because we recognize the importance of supporting and promoting the local tourism industry. As a firm with deep roots in the community, we understand the vital role that tourism plays in the economy of the region. By sponsoring the awards, we are able to recognize and celebrate the achievements of local businesses and individuals who are dedicated to providing exceptional experiences for visitors to Somerset.
ORCHID is the trusted marketing partner for South West SMEs. For some, ORCHID is a fully outsourced team. For others, ORCHID provides marketing strategy, design, digital and PR services when they are needed. With more than 150 years of combined experience, ORCHID creates change with measurable, actionable insights and unmatched energy that brings life to everything you do. ORCHID has considerable experience working with clients in the Visitor Economy, from local Government to visitor attractions and hospitality/travel businesses
Stephens Scown LLPwww.stephens-scown.co.uk
Stephens Scown is the UK’s first large employee-owned law firm. This level of employee engagement makes us different, allowing us to deliver exceptional added value. Our clients are assured of a straightforward, agile, modern, and innovative approach to helping them achieve their aims. Our multi-disciplinary team supports leisure and tourism businesses, from holiday parks to hotels, restaurants and attractions, with commercially astute, far-reaching and in-depth legal support.
As a Certified B Corporation™, we are committed to looking after our clients and supporting each other. We genuinely care about our people, our clients, our community, and the environment, and we are committed to balancing people, planet, and profit.
VoltShare provide scalable and cost-effective destination EV Charging solutions designed for hospitality venues of any size. Our unique managed solutions and automated billing remove operational strains on your staff, giving your business the freedom to have more for less. Without restrictive decade-long property leases or subscription fees, your venue has the unique opportunity to offer essential charging facilities without hefty install costs while receiving the lion’s share of charging profits.
From independent self-catering properties, boutique hotels, tourist attractions to hotel groups and large pub companies, VoltShare are the ideal choice in realising your EV charging ambitions.
In the hot summer of 2020, with so many reaching for a ‘lock-down’ gin and tonic the four of us decided to set up our own distillery. The focus was to produce a quality London Dry gin aimed at discerning gin lovers.
With a belief that ‘less is more’ we have used as few botanicals as possible and then employed a state-of-the-art stainless steel still to create consistent, quality gins in small batches.
With a loyal following in the West Country, we are now partnering with quality wine shops across the country to make our gins more widely available.
Quality in Tourismwww.qualityintourism.com
Working with hospitality, tourism and leisure businesses, QiT provides the expertise and advice needed to quantify and improve business performance. From mystery shopping to quality assessment, sustainability reviews and market advice, our industry experts are available to share advice and guidance, benchmark businesses, and identify opportunities for improvement. We pride ourselves on looking at a business from the outside-in, looking at it from a customer perspective, from a community perspective, from an employee perspective and from a competitive perspective.
Helping businesses become the best they can be. We are not inspectors, we are not auditors, we are your businesses support team and your cheerleaders rolled into one.
The West Country is blessed with fantastic tourist attractions, from beautiful natural landscape to culture, history and entertainment. Bristol Airport provides a convenient gateway for visitors, and the good news is that those flying directly into the region are likely to stay longer and spend more, benefiting the local economy. Creating a positive first impression for visitors is at the heart of our brand and a key consideration in the designs of current terminal developments. The West’s world-class tourism offer is also a key factor in attracting new routes and airlines to Bristol Airport. For all these reasons, we are delighted to sponsor these awards and wish all entrants the best of luck.