Celebrating over 70 years of business – Hoseasons is one of the UK’s leading self-catering accommodation specialists, with over 23,000 places to stay in coastal and countryside settings throughout Britain and Europe. From lodges and parks, to boats, cottages and apartments, the brand offers the widest available range of self-catering holidays in the UK and takes away over 1 million holidaymakers and more than 53,000 pets every year.
Cornwall is undoubted one of the jewels in the crown in the company’s portfolio of UK destinations, with over 52 park and lodge developments within the county, bringing over 111,000 visitors a year to the area. In 2014 Hoseasons, with its partners, have launched three new holiday locations, to help spearhead the continued growth of the sector within the county. For more information about Hoseasons visit www.hoseasons.co.uk @Hoseasons Facebook.com/Hoseasons
Sponsors & Partners
Isles of Scilly Steamship Company
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company was formed 97 years ago by residents of the Isles of Scilly to establish a regular passenger and freight service by sea. Now, the Company operates a dedicated passenger ferry the Scillonian III between Penzance and St Mary’s. The Company has also established a year-round passenger air service and also owns Land’s End Airport. In 2013 the Company became the sole provider of passenger transport to the islands.
Sue Bradbury PR
Sue Bradbury PR is a full service public relations agency that looks after businesses of all sizes in Cornwall and beyond. Friendly, cost-effective and highly motivated, our aim is to deliver results that get you talked about in a positive way, get you noticed and, most importantly, drive up profits.
South West Water Business Services
The South West has a proud record of being at the forefront of tourism’s need to have a positive impact on the beautiful environment we promote and enjoy. Part of the challenge in ensuring that our region stays special is to manage our precious resources sensitively and effectively.
South West Water Business Services is the dedicated service to business customers in the South West Water region.
From retailers to hoteliers to holiday park owners, we're here for all South West businesses. Our aim is to help you save water and money and to operate more efficiently without any fuss or disruption; after all, you've got your own business to run. Since launching our Business Services team three years ago, we’ve helped more than 1,000 businesses save £3 million off their water and waste water bills and we plan to do a lot more.
Our Key Account Managers are here to build relationships with you – if you’d like support or help please contact James Luckett, our Tourism specialist, at email@example.com
An independent partnership of Chartered Surveyors and Commercial Property Consultants operating from offices in Truro. We provide specialist advice and services on all the major aspects of commercial property and over the last 30 years the partners have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise on the commercial, licensed and leisure property sectors across Cornwall.
Brewer & Bunney
A specialist laundry equipment supply company working within the tourism industry across the whole of the South West, providing complete on premise laundry solutions to Hotels, Spas, Caravan and Camping Sites and Leisure Parks
Brewer & Bunney’s offer includes a free laundry audit with a cost benefit analysis, full scale drawings, supply of laundry equipment and laundry detergents which include a fully managed auto dosing system, installation and commissioning, extended warranties and after sales service with spare parts supply. The complete package can be combined within a fixed term Rental contract with absolutely no capital outlay.
At Hotel Perfect we don’t just sell software, we use our collective experience and extensive knowledge of technology to bring you an all-encompassing hospitality package. Our range of products include a Property Management System (PMS), Online Bookings, Channel Management, Hospitality EPoS, Dashboard Reporting and an array of tools to help maximise revenue and increase efficiency. A well-established company based in the South West providing specialist IT solutions to the hospitality industry throughout the UK.
Leading South West Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisers providing award winning advice and assistance to private clients and businesses of all types, sizes and sectors. Particular expertise in tax planning. We also provide corporate finance, insolvency, and financial advice.
Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions
Whatever your taste, CATA offers the very latest in quality action, cultural and heritage attractions across Cornwall.
Stephens Scown LLP
Stephens Scown LLP is an award-winning legal firm with offices in Exeter, Truro and St Austell. It has over 290 staff, including more than 50 partners, and is one of the largest law firms in Devon and Cornwall, offering a broad range of expert business and personal legal services, as well as expertise in a number of key market sectors including holiday parks, food and drink, agriculture, renewable energy and mining.
Founded in 1938, Stephens Scown is consistently ranked highly in the UK’s top two independent legal guides, Chambers and Legal 500 and was named one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For 2015. Clients range from individuals to SMEs, FTSE and international companies.
Wolf Rock is one of the South West’s leading marketing agencies, specialising in building tourism, food and drink and lifestyle brands. We offer a fully integrated service that provides unrivalled experience, joined-up thinking and ensures that budgets work hard. Firstly, we are strategists and planners, with specialist skills in brand development. Secondly, we are creative thinkers and doers, coming up with the ideas that fuel marketing and delivering them as design, digital projects and campaigns that get great results (and win awards). And thirdly, we are tenacious project managers who keep the marketing plates spinning with targeted PR, social media and marketing communications. Day in, day out.
Purple Cloud Consultancy
Purple Cloud Consultancy has considerable experience of delivering high quality training and offers a range of fun, innovative and inspirational training workshops.
As the South West delivery partner for the highly successful Welcome to Excellence programme we offer a range of flexible customer service workshops that can be tailored to any business, destination or sector
Providing the biggest opportunity for personal development in the South West through the ‘Art of Being Brilliant’ seminars, we offer the opportunity to boost happiness, performance and business by creating a positive environment
Working with some of the South West’s top trainers we are able to offer a range of bespoke courses covering topics such as Leadership & Management, Team Building, Communication, Performance Management and Business and Personal Skills Development
Offering a range of customer research packages to provide valuable insight into how to manage customer expectations, through the use of mystery shopping, staff surveys and customer feedback
Christie & Co
Christie & Co are the leading advisors in the sale, acquisition and valuation of all categories of hotel and leisure businesses and have provided advice to clients within our specialist sectors for over 80 years. In 2016 the Christie & Co hotels team were delighted to receive the coveted EGi Overall Top Agent award in the Hotels and Leisure sector both nationally and for the South West. This is the sixth year in a row Christie & Co have won this award, illustrating our pedigree in these markets.
2015 proved to be Christie & Co’s most successful year on record for completed hotel deals across the South West and the trend has continued in 2016. Good quality hotels are now benefiting from the regions’ increasing occupancy and improving room rate trends following on from the economic recovery.
Our coverage extends to 16 offices throughout the UK, 16 mainland European offices and a newly opened Asia desk which offers our clients exposure to this huge market and its increasing appetite for the UK leisure sectors.
We offer unrivalled local and national expertise to both private and corporate operators alike. In each of our offices, we employ a team of experts, with both sector-specific experience and local knowledge.
Expowest Cornwall is a trade show featuring everything from foodservice to fresh produce, bakery to business services, drinks to catering equipment, and speciality foods to sundry supplies. Visiting buyers are from hotels, restaurants, pubs, cafes, supermarkets, grocers, delis, farm shops, independent stores, holiday parks & tourist attractions, schools, colleges, universities and hospitals. This trade show takes you straight to the heart of Cornish hospitality.
Organised by Hale Events Ltd, it next takes place 7th - 9th March 2017, at The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. Call 01934 73343 or visit www.expowestcornwall.co.uk for more information.
Seymac Distribution was established in 1989 with the sole aim of promoting Tourist Attractions and events in Cornwall. Seymac began in a small bedroom office and has since grown to become a distributor of 18 million leaflets for more than 50 tourism attractions.
Our company is now based in a purpose-built 12,000 square foot warehouse on the Treleigh Industrial Estate, Redruth. It's from here that our dedicated team sort and send out promotional material for clients to around 5,000 outlets in Cornwall.
Seymac has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the South West tourism industry. It's with this knowledge that we are able to work with many of Cornwall's major tourism attractions.
In 1997, armed only with his own surname, a chap called Steve Skinner dreamed of setting up a community brewery in Cornwall. On the banks of the Truro River, he and his family brewed a ground-breaking golden ale and named it after the tin-mining faeries of local myth.
With Cornish Knocker, Steve set out his stall for concocting trailblazing ales, following it with another legendary brew, a brazen Cornish bitter called Betty Stogs, which CAMRA named Britain’s best bitter. Our pale ales Porthleven and Lushingtons are also SIBA South West Award winners for 2016.
Countless barrels and hundreds of awards later, our brewery has grown but remains a family business rooted in the area we live and work, whether that’s in sourcing Cornish-grown barley, doing our bit for our corner of the planet or enjoying a bit of surfing and shanty-singing.
Quality in Tourism
Quality in Tourism (QIT) is the official assessment service provided for VisitEngland. With a field force of more than 40 experienced assessors and a highly dedicated in-house team, the organisation carries out assessments and handles the administration of the national quality assessment schemes on behalf of VisitEngland.
Over 18,000 accommodation businesses are assessed annually across eleven different schemes, making VisitEngland (in conjunction with Quality in Tourism) the largest provider of quality assessment in England.
Nicholson’s is a supplier of commercial, hygiene and own brand consumables to local businesses – delivering FREE to Devon and Cornwall on orders over £50 exc VAT. Nicholson’s main focus is supplying products to the tourism, hotel and holiday accommodation, leisure and catering industries. Sourcing some of the best products available, Nicholson’s has the ability to obtain any other consumable items you may require, ensuring your tourism business runs as cost effective and efficiently as possible.
A sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Open every day of the year, from 10am.
Discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden with over four miles of footpath. Explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms. Follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to our very own secluded beach on the Helford River.
Trebah offers visitors a year round experience. In spring, Trebah comes alive with a colourful array of 100-year-old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias; in summer, the giant gunnera is a must see for young and old. In autumn, Hydrangea Valley casts clouds of china blue and soft white across Mallard Pond and in winter, our spectacular champion trees dominate the landscape, whilst plants from the southern hemisphere flower.
Great Western Railway
Great Western Railway (GWR) provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services. We help over 100 million passengers reach their destinations every year - across South Wales, the Westcountry, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England.
We’re currently seeing the biggest investment in the network since Brunel so we can offer more trains, more seats, and shorter, more frequent journeys and continue the network’s heritage of helping connect more businesses to new and prosperous markets. Through a series of initiatives we aim to be a good neighbour to the communities we serve and are committed to making a positive social impact in those regions. Learn how we're Building a Greater West at GWR.com. GWR is a FirstGroup company.
Holiday Cornwall Ltd have been providing year round holiday accommodation in some of Cornwall's most beautiful locations for over 40 years. Their self-catering properties offer high quality homes, cottages and apartments in some of Cornwall’s finest coastal and country locations. Most of their holiday homes are within the North Helford Conservation Area, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, convenient to the port and resort of Falmouth.
In addition to acting as letting agents they also offer housekeeping and caretaking services for owners, whilst having a reputation for helping holidaymakers achieve their idyll.
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Cornwall Wildlife Trust is the leading local charity working to protect and enhance Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places. We are passionate about all aspects of nature conservation and work only in Cornwall. We want to see Cornwall richer in wildlife, cared for and appreciated by one and all. The Trust is guided by our mission to rebuild biodiversity and engage everyone with the natural environment.
MiHi Digital works with businesses of all sizes across Devon and Cornwall to help them achieve more from the internet.
We put great people, products and services in front of their customers. How do we do that? By taking the time to understand your business, what makes it tick and who buys from you.
We then deliver the services best suited to your needs; the ones that are going to deliver the best return on investment. If it won’t work we won’t be suggesting it.
The Samphire Club
A private members club launched in April 2016 to promote effective networking throughout the South West and London.
Made up of invited members and corporate partners from the private sector, The Samphire Club will be small enough to be exclusive but with the connections and know-how to bring the South West and London closer together.
Our members enjoy great company, great times and make valuable business connections while relishing the finest food and drink the South West has to offer.
Member benefits include:
- A club magazine and membership card with privileges
- 4 free events a year
- Business networking events
- The satisfaction of helping us raise funds for our nominated charities and attending the annual charity dinner.
The Samphire Club: good for members, good for business and good for London and the South West.
Triodos Bank takes a fresh approach to banking. They only lend money to organisations that can demonstrate a clear benefit to people and the planet. So, when people and businesses join Triodos Bank, they know their money is being used to help drive positive change.
Triodos Bank sees great potential for the UK’s sustainable tourism industry. Working closely with the Green Tourism Business Scheme, they look to provide finance to help grow businesses with sustainability at their core.
Contact: 0800 328 2181 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornwall Airport Newquay
Cornwall Airport Newquay opens up its region to wider opportunity for both business and leisure passengers. The airport is particularly important in a peripheral sub-region like Cornwall, where transport infrastructure and distances from key markets can be a real business constraint, affecting growth, productivity and competitiveness.
By offering year round, frequent flights to cities like Manchester and London, it means Cornwall can stay connected to major airport hubs making both European and long haul flight connections effortless. Whether you’re after a weekend break or visiting friends and family, NQY’s airlines take the hassle out of the long and expensive journeys by road or rail.
Our route network more than doubles in the summer opening up leisure routes for city breaks throughout the UK or for travellers to enjoy the impressive coastline, restaurants, golf courses and quirky towns Cornwall has to offer.
Visit Cornwall is responsible for growing Cornwall’s visitor economy through destination marketing, digital marketing and PR activities to continually grow awareness of Cornwall to existing customers and new markets. It is our aim to ensure Cornwall remains Britain’s number one holiday destination and to increase the volume and value of visitors from overseas. We also provide a broad range of services to business members and promotional partners. This powerful combination directly contributes to increasing the sector’s competitiveness, profitability and sustainability, and to improving the quality of tourism jobs and careers.
NatWest serves millions of customers across England and Wales, supporting them with their personal, private and business banking needs. Alongside a wide range of banking services, NatWest offers businesses specialist sector knowledge in areas such as tourism, manufacturing and agriculture, as well as access to specialist entrepreneurial support.
We believe that tourism is the life blood of the Cornish economy and we are proud to be supporting an event that recognises all the hard work being put in by businesses of all shapes and sizes to ensure that the county retains its place as one of the UK’s top destinations.
- FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR CORNWALL TOURISM AWARDS 2016/17 Posted: 17th October 2016
- Tourism Award deadline extended as websites see records broken Posted: 9th October 2016
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