Sponsor: Bournemouth Town Centre BID
Website: http://towncentrebid.co.uk
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
Website: https://www.bebc.co.uk/
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: The Daily Echo
Website: bournemouthecho.co.uk
Sponsorship:  The Creative Concept of the Year Award

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 bournemouthecho.co.uk, 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.


Sponsor: Wave 105
Website: www.wave105.com
Sponsorship:  Bournemouth’s Best Breakfast Award

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.


Sponsor: Comax
Website: http://www.comaxuk.com/
 Sponsorship: The Specialist Dining Experience Award

Comax specialises in the catering, leisure, hospitality, care, and janitorial markets. Supplying a comprehensive range of catering disposables, tableware, glassware, crockery and hygiene and janitorial products.


Sponsor: Berendsen
Website: www.berendsen.co.uk
 Sponsorship: The Small Hotel Award

Berendsen is a national company with offices in Bournemouth, who will be representing the Small 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.

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Sponsor: MediaWise
Website: http://www.mediawise-sites.co.uk/
 Sponsorship: World Cuisine Award

Mediawise Sites Ltd has many years experience providing prime location advertising across Hampshire and Dorset and the UK.

These prime advertising sites range from town centre banners, large format billboards, lamp post displays and ferry terminal advertising including Port of Dover, Port of Poole, Port of Portsmouth, Port of Southampton, Port of Holyhead and Port of Harwich, as well as all main Ferry services and terminals across Scotland.

Mediawise Sites offer a full design, print and maintenance service, with long term and short term advertising contracts available to suit your specific requirements.


Sponsor: MMedia
Website: https://www.mmediagroup.co.uk/
 Sponsorship: World Cuisine Award

MMedia Group is a dynamic and fresh thinking company, leading the way in advertising and events. They achieve the impossible. For more than 30 years, MMedia Group has worked with numerous global brands, international festivals & major events, creating and supporting memorable campaigns and experiences.

Sponsor: Waste Management Facilities Limited
Website: https://www.wmfltd.co.uk/
 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: Not Just Travel
Website: http://www.notjusttravel.com/
 Sponsorship: Afternoon Tea Award

Founded in 2001, Not Just Travel is a leading travel company providing fully ABTA-bonded and ATOL-protected holidays. The company works closely with over 450 leading travel brands, leveraging a buying power of over £2 million per day to offer the lowest prices and the widest choice.
The company’s focus is on tailor-made holidays that match exact requirements, supported by more than 350 expert Travel Consultants working across the UK.

Sponsor: Signature Catering Co.
Website: http://www.signaturecateringco.co.uk/
 Sponsorship: Rising Star Award

Signature Catering Co. are proud to provide top class catering service across the South, covering all types of events from weddings, celebrations, corporate events and private events and many more. They also have a restaurant known as Seasons restaurant located in the heart of Moors Valley country park in a real old rustic barn setting, providing the best organic coffee and beverages along with a fresh family style menu full of favourites.

Signature Catering Co. are extremely passionate about food and people and pride themselves on using ingredients that are sourced locally and support small the businesses in the area.

They have a brilliant team who simply love people, offering true hospitality and great communication skills. So whether it is a simplistic buffet or a formal wedding with all the trimmings – Signature Catering Co will cater for your needs and more.



Partner: Amica Live
Website: www.amicalive.co.uk

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: BCTC
Website: http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk

The Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce (BCTC) – focused on building a better business community.


Founded in 1916, the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce continues to endeavour to build a better business community across Bournemouth. The BCTC supports local businesses in a variety of ways including offering training and development opportunities, assisting businesses with free marketing and PR via the Chamber communications channels and facilitating business relationships at regular, friendly business networking events. The Bournemouth Chamber is also one of the primary business consultative voices for local businesses and holds a monthly Local Government meeting to discuss and help to address topical business issues with the Council and town stakeholders. The Chamber is always working towards achieving improvement for local businesses.

“The Bournemouth Tourism Awards is a fantastic event showcasing Bournemouth’s success across the local Tourism sector. There are many great local suppliers, who endeavour to provide outstanding services not only to visitors to the area but to the local community also. We look forward to celebrating with the successful award winners on the night”

Peter Matthews, President, BCTC.


Partner: Pothecary Gin
Website: http://www.pothecarygin.co.uk/

Pothecary Gin will be a drinks partner for the 2017 Bournemouth Tourism Awards. Pothecary Gin is made locally in Bournemouth, by two friends Martin Jennings and Lukasz Dwornik.

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Partner: Bournemouth University Department of Tourism & Hospitality
Website: http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism

Bournemouth University Hospitality and Tourism Students will be partnering with the 2017 Bournemouth Tourism Awards. This is an amazing opportunity for students to gain a first-hand insight into the hospitality and tourism industry in the heart of Bournemouth – one of the UK’s most popular tourist destination and the location they have chosen to come and study.

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Partner: Templar Wines
Website: www.templarwines.com

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: Bournemouth and Poole College
Website: http://www.thecollege.co.uk/

Bournemouth and Poole College is one of the leading catering colleges in the UK and one of the top 20 in the world. (As recognised by the World Association of Chefs Societies). With over 350 hotels and restaurants in the local area, there are plenty of opportunities for students in Bournemouth. Students gain the opportunity go on to placements in some of the best hotels in the world, such as The Ritz and Claridge’s, and many go on to run their own business. The Escoffier fine dining restaurant was one of the first college restaurants to be awarded an AA Rosette. It’s not only the restaurant that’s award-winning, the lecturers and their teaching methods are too.

Bournemouth and Poole College students will be working alongside the BTA’s by offering their catering expertise throughout the event.

Partner: Grizzly Video Production
Website: http://www.grizzly.co.uk

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
Website: http://www.rtpromotions.co.uk/

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?