Here's is what some recent winners say:
"Thanks to all your team for all their efforts. It's been a great process for me and I can honestly say it has boosted sales enormously, and raised so much awareness locally and nationally for Sailability. It's taken the business to a whole new level since I first applied."
Tracey, Mylor Sailing School & Mylor Sailability, Dec 19
"Just a quick note to thank you and your team and the Bristol Aerospace team for the most fabulous event on Thursday! We were so thrilled to have made it through to the South West finals, but to win a Silver was beyond our thoughts! Eating under Concorde was something we will remember for a very long time, and we loved our visit to the museum during the day - another very kind gesture by the Aerospace team. I wanted to thank everyone involved, and say how much we have valued the challenge, the judges feedback, and the meeting of others within the Tourism family, as that’s how it feels to us!"
Karen, Encounter Cornwall, Feb 19
“As first-time entrants to the Cornwall Tourism Awards, we are so excited to have received Gold and to experience the first award ceremony at Truro Cathedral. I am so proud of the team and their commitment to providing high-quality experiences. It is fantastic to be recognised in this way for the service we provide across the board.”
Jill, Latitude50, Dec 18
"I think this process has been great for our growth. Every year we are able to look at gold winners and really see what they are doing that we can apply to our own business and grow with. We are already putting in place strong links with our local wetlands steward charity to offer volunteer days, den building and our very own geo cache system on their common ground to encourage our guests to go and explore and use this land. We have also spoken to our neighbouring farm who is going to offer farm visits and farm volunteer husbandry days on his rare breed sheep farm. I just wanted you to know that as someone very new to this industry, the awards have been pivotal in steering our emphasis. Thank you."
Naomi, East Thorne Cornwall, Dec 18
"Entering awards broadens your perspective. From being focused solely on what you’re doing on a day-to-day basis, you start to look around, hungry for other ideas. The fortunes of the High Street have taught us that even the biggest brands can fail if they don’t keep up to date with shopping trends. Staying one step ahead is vital for continued business success – becoming complacent in any sense is a dangerous path to tread.Not everybody wins of course – but I believe everyone who takes the process seriously learns. And that’s worth its weight in marketing and commercial gold."
Stephen, The Old Barn Tregonetha, Dec 18
"Nigel and I would like to say thank you for a great evening in a delightful location. It was all very well organised and spot on!"
Sharon & Nigel, Chelsea House Falmouth, Nov 18
"We just want to extend a huge thank you - we’re so honoured to have won gold last night - and the awards plus beautiful setting made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening!"
Milly, Boardmasters, Nov 18
If in doubt, why not watch our latest Awards video HERE (it lasts 3 minutes or so ...)
Would you like:
To stand out from the crowd?
A raised profile with the media?
To reward your team and boost morale?
To attract the best staff?
A free mystery shopper report and business feedback?
To raise the quality of your business
To go forward to the South West Tourism Excellence Awards and Visit England Awards?
A cause for celebration?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you should consider entering the Awards.