There are a full range of packages available when you choose our sponsorship opportunities. We’re always excited to hear from a company who expresses an interest in the Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Awards and we always aim to devise a sponsorship programme that benefits them as much as us.

Confirmed sponsors for the BAPTAs 2018 are:



Sponsor: Berendsen
 Sponsorship: Large Hotel Award

Berendsen is a national company with offices in Bournemouth, who will be representing the Large Hotel Award. Berendsen provides service solutions, leasing, sourcing, cleaning and maintaining textiles for industry, commerce and the NHS public sector.

They take pride in servicing their customers, keeping their operations running smoothly and successfully. By leveraging their buying power, logistics system and a vast experience in the industry, Berendsen are able to provide dynamic, cost effective services.

Berendsen brings peace of mind to their customers, taking care of the dirty work so that tourism industry professionals such as hotel owners can spend more time looking after their customers! With over 9,000 employees working at 60 sites, they are a major UK employer and serve many thousands of organisations in all sectors of the economy.


Sponsor: Bournemouth Town Centre BID
Sponsorship:  The Family Eating Experience Award

Bournemouth Town Centre BID…. ‘Make it Bournemouth’


The Bournemouth Town Centre BID Company is a not-for-profit company which was voted through in July 2012 on a five year term based on a fixed 1.5% levy contribution on the rateable value of each eligible business.

The core objective of the Town Centre BID is to slow or reverse the decline in footfall to Bournemouth town centre, and assist businesses located in the town centre by pursuing projects and activities which will benefit them. The core projects to achieve this aim are:

  • To introduce a major, coordinated marketing strategy for the town centre focussed on Christmas
  • To operate a team of Town Centre Rangers with the dual aim of being ambassadors for the town centre, and addressing some of the problems of anti social behaviour which deter visitors and detract from their experience.
  • To address the town’s issues of poor access and signage.

More generally the aims are to

  • Increase the number of people visiting Bournemouth town centre and persuade them to stay longer.
  • Provide visitors and local people with more reasons to spend in local shops
  • Improve everyone’s experience and encourage repeat visits
  • Help to make BID businesses more profitable.

The Town Centre Bid is delighted to support the Awards. The hospitality sector is a key part of the towns economy and the more attention that the trade can attract by participating in the awards can only be positive.


Sponsor: BEBC
Sponsorship:  The Education Award

BEBC was formed in 1974, and was Britain’s first specialist bookshop supplying books and aids for the teaching of English as a Foreign Language. They supply schools, colleges, universities, teachers, teacher trainees and students, both in the UK, Europe and the Rest of World.

BEBC initially opened in Bournemouth to service the needs of the local language school community (the largest outside London), BEBC quickly established a reputation for speed, service and stockholding. They are now the UK’s largest stockist of English Language teaching materials (Books, CDs, DVDs and Interactive Whiteboard Software).


BEBC were in fact the winners of the Education Award category in the latest 2016 awards, up against the two finalists in the educational sector -The Bournemouth Chinese School and The Hospitality and Tourism Academy.

Said John Walsh, “We are extremely excited to become a sponsor of the awards this year and especially proud to be representing the Education Award category as it is an area we know extremely well. This award category recognises individuals and institutions who have demonstrated excellence working, studying or supplying in the Education sector and we will be on a mission to find the future award finalists and winners.”

Sponsor: Waste Management Facilities Limited
 Sponsorship: The Green Initiative Award

WMF have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the waste industry.

From consultation and strategic planning: supporting the work of their clients waste management team, through to simply providing you with a quotation for cost effective waste management solutions.

Many businesses do not have the expertise in-house to manage this specialist discipline and many prefer not to employ their own waste management resources when they can confidently outsource this activity and focus on their core competencies.  WMF provide that bespoke service within their own “one stop shop”.

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Sponsor: Meridian Lifts
 Sponsorship: The Bar Personality of the Year Award

Established in 1996 and operating from a purpose built 3500 sq.ft facility in Poole, they are a family owned company providing a range of services to customers of all sizes across Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex and Wiltshire.

Medium sized and manufacturer independent, they are experts in all aspects of lift technology and can handle your projects from installation onwards including scheduled and emergency maintenance.

If you need new lifts, have old lifts that need replacing or simply need to keep your existing lifts running at their best give Meridian a call.


Sponsor: South West Regional Assessment Centre (SWRAC)
 Sponsorship: New Business of the Year Award

In their 21st year of operation working throughout the UK, way beyond South West regional boundaries, SWRAC are a teaching, mentoring and training organisation. SWRAC specialises in mostly free training & development courses for individuals wanting to improve their work opportunities. They provide Apprenticeships, Bespoke training services, Hospitality & Catering School, Employability & Work Ready Skills and Traineeships.


Sponsor: Marsham Court Hotel
 Sponsorship: Best Retail Experience Award

The Marsham Court is proud to be one of Bournemouth’s last remaining family owned and operated hotels.

With 87 en-suite bedrooms and 9 individual meeting, conference and function suites, we have been providing award winning service to the leisure, tourism and business industries for the past 30 years.

Situated just a few minutes’ walk from the Town Centre, we benefit from the excellent transport links that Bournemouth has to offer.

Our meeting and conference suites provide local businesses with flexible options to suit most budgets, plus we host numerous residential conferences throughout the year.

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Sponsor: Merley House
 Sponsorship: The Great Time Out Award

Merley House is a three story manor that has maintained its structure for nearly three centuries. Conveniently located just one mile south of Wimborne Minster, and within easy reach of Dorset and Hampshire, it is a highly recommended venue for any kind of occasion, whether large or small, for business and for pleasure. With dedicated event planners and in-house chefs, Merley House is the perfect setting for a wedding reception, civil ceremony, conference, corporate event or private party, offering elegance, refinement and seclusion for your special occasion.

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Sponsor: Eskimo EPOS
 Sponsorship: The Best Night Out Award

Eskimo EPOS is located in Parley, close to Bournemouth International Airport. With over 15 years successful trading under our belt we have established ourselves as one of the South Coast’s leading experts in POS, stock control and eCommerce.
We assist owners of Hospitality and Retail operations across the UK keep their businesses at the forefront of technology and meet the ever-increasing pressure to provide a customer experience that centres on speed and accuracy.
Eskimo software features all the necessary functionality to provide operators and managers, of both single and multi-store estates, with the live information required to meet these demands. Backed up with the latest technology in hardware, and a friendly, knowledgeable and effective support team, Eskimo is the product of choice for business owners wishing to implement technology sensibly and effectively within their enterprise, and keep their customers coming back for more in a world that never sleeps.

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Sponsor: Bournemouth & Poole College
 Sponsorship: The Best Breakfast Award

Bournemouth & Poole College is the largest provider of Further Education (FE), Higher Education (HE), Apprenticeships and professional training in the area. They exist to ensure students become qualified, find jobs, keep them and progress in their careers. They are home to around 11,000 students from across the region, the UK and the world. Apprenticeships training is ranked in the top 30% of colleges and working with over 2,000 businesses it means The College can provide students with access to training, work experience and real life projects, enhancing their CVs and preparing them for their career.



Partner: Amica Live

The Tourism Awards Official Digital Partners – Amica are a super friendly, creative, digital team delivering Websites, Graphic Design and Social Content Management.  Striving to offer bespoke solutions to suit your needs Amica will ensure they create a package to exceed your expectations both in what they deliver and how they look after you.


At Amica Live we focus on breaking down the jargon and working with you as a team.  Most importantly want our clients to feel heard and supported, whether they are seeking a new website, graphics for digital or printed marketing or support with their social media platforms.

Our small team have extensive design experience and deliver bespoke and stunning work.  Our Digital Conductor works with clients from the initial point of contact through to fruition and ensures your project is delivered, as expected, to a high standard and timely, keeping you updated along the way.

Amica Live have the added benefit of working closely with their sister company Amica Tech who offer technical support and website hosting meaning that our clients get a full service in one place.


Partner: The Daily Echo

The Daily Echo is the leading local media brand providing the best news coverage in-paper and online, 24 hours a day.


The award-winning Bournemouth Daily Echo is as much a part of the local community as the miles of golden sands that fringe this beautiful coastline and the glorious countryside that makes the county such a special place to live and visit.

The paper is at the heart of what’s happening across the county and what goes on in Dorset is definitely in the Echo.

Whether it’s the daily paper, one of its free titles or its 24-hour news and information website, there’s no more reliable source of news, sport, features, advertising and entertainment.

But it’s not just the first stop for local news and sport. The monthly Dorset Business magazine is delivered to thousands of firms and the glossy Dorset Society magazine is the monthly must-read for property, fashion, features and the Dorset social scene.

We are delighted to be supporting the Bournemouth Tourism Awards once again.

The awards showcase the very best of what makes Bournemouth the UK’s leading resort. Bournemouth enjoys a growing international reputation and tourism is at the forefront of that, constantly developing, innovating and keeping several steps ahead of its rivals. We are proud to be involved in supporting the many and varied aspects of this hugely important sector which is at the very heart of the town.


Partner: Wave 105

Broadcasting across Dorset and Hampshire, Wave 105 is a unique blend of the ‘south’s best variety of hits, essential news and information, engaging speech, celebrity interviews and live music.


Wave 105 is the south’s largest commercial radio station, reaching 395,000* adults every week

across the central south coast. Since our launch 17 years ago, Wave 105 has focused on

delivering a quality radio listening experience that reflects the lives of listeners in the region.

Our winning formula of music, entertainment and information, has attracted a fiercely loyal listenership.

This market-leading position in the region and our ever increasing digital platform (which has seen our social media following exceed 250,000 Facebook and Twitter followers), combines with our extensive portfolio of creative advertising opportunities to deliver countless successful campaigns and promotions for our many commercial partners.

Although part of Bauer Media, Wave 105 remains independent, with all programming content

created and produced locally. We work tirelessly to support activities and events within our local

communities and to reflect the lives of those living within the central south coast.

We are proud to be partnering with the Bournemouth Tourism Awards . In fact, Wave 105’s success as a business in its own right complements the values associated with these awards which celebrate and embrace sustained business excellence, dedicated and passionate staff and a distinct understanding of great customer service.

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Partner: Templar Wines

After over 40 years of experience, business partners Max Bracher and Jeff Bowden set up Templar Wines, an online company offering a vast range of wines and Champagne to customers across the UK. Founded in 2008, the business is situated in Poole, Dorset.

Customers can order by the case either online or over the phone with delivery direct to their own homes. Wine gifts for birthdays and anniversaries can be sent overnight for those last minute presents. Templar Wines organise regular wine tastings and education sessions. They can run bespoke wine tastings for businesses as an ideal method of improving internal and customer relationships in a relaxed, informal and fun atmosphere.

Partner: Grizzly Video Production

Grizzly provide a range of Video production services from 4K cameras to underwater equipment they have all they need to create exciting and engaging brand videos. Animation is a great tool for explaining processes and presenting statistics. They work with you from concept, through to design, to final product. They also provide CAA licensed pilots used for aerial videos and photography. Grizzly creates sensational videos for all three events of Bournemouth Tourism Awards: Launch, Semi-Finals and Finale.


Partner: RT Promotions

Corporate merchandise to simple branded give-aways and all points in between.
Renowned for their expertise in embroidered workwear for staff, but just as effective at finding unique solutions to ensure your brand and message is seen and remembered.
RT promotions have an ever-changing website with thousands of promotional gift ideas to browse, and also have showroom/lounge facilities at their offices in Poole – why not pop along for a coffee and a chat?

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Partner: Expect Best

Expect Best are a full service digital agency offering in-house expertise, from development to content, design to animation, SEO to strategy. We cover all aspects digital, helping SME’s build an online platform and taking them through the process of growth online. Speak to us for free today for advice on how your business can expand online.