Would you like:
- To stand out from the crowd?
- A raised profile with the media?
- To reward your team and boost morale?
- A free mystery shopper report and business feedback?
- To recruit the best staff?
- The chance to go forward to South West England & National England Awards in 2017/18?
- A cause for celebration?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you should consider entering the Devon Tourism Awards.
If in doubt, why not list to our Awards Podcast HERE (it lasts 25 minutes or so ...)
But don’t just believe us, here is what some recent winners say:
“To have come out on top for the whole of England is incredible, and reflects the hard work every member of the team invests into making our little park a huge success. Now we’re all very much looking forward to sharing our success with both returning visitors and new guests throughout the coming season." John & Dorothy Lewis, Woodovis
“The awards for us really engendered a feeling of pride within the team, we are so proud of everyone here and all that they have achieved in such a short time and these awards really amplified that." Jason Parry, Salcombe Harbour Hotel
"Winning both the county and regional award at our first attempt was beyond our wildest dreams! The application process, although initially daunting, forced us to re-evaluate our business, identify areas requiring improvement and enhance our strengths. Winning Gold has undoubtedly raised our public profile and I would encourage all passionate tourism businesses to enter next year's awards." Sally Glanvill, Rydon Farm Bed and Breakfast
“Winning Gold at the 2015 Devon Tourism Awards has given our teams a huge vote of confidence which not only boosts moral but also encourages a real ‘team spirit’ among our staff. We’ve also benefitted from some great media coverage, both locally and on a regional scale, and our award-winning credentials have no doubt caught the attention of potential visitors seeking a holiday park in the region.” Claire Jeavons, Beverley Holidays & Whitehill Country Park
Mark Du’chesne, General Manager of the National Marine Aquarium, said: “At the National Marine Aquarium we are proud supporters of the Devon Tourism Awards as we know first hand how much talent rests in our County. The awards are a great opportunity for us to come together with our peers and share best practice. Sustainability is core to our charity’s objectives so it was great to receive recognition in 2015 firstly in the county and then in the regional awards.”
Liz Hore from Salcombe’s Victoria Inn commented: “The process was reasonable arduous but anything worth having is never easy and it did seem to re-inforce business planning and objectives. The rewards have been amazing – to actually receive an award for being among the best in our area was amazing – great for the team and excellent advertising for the business.”
"The morale boost for the whole team was invaluable and the media coverage provided many opportunities for us" - North Hayne Farm Cottages
"We’ve gained lots of press and as a non-profit, our sponsors are very, very pleased and it’s opened doors to other companies who want to sponsor the Festival" - The Contemporary Craft Festival
"We have been at Hele Valley for 42 years and I’ve never felt so proud before" - Hele Valley Holiday Park
“Winning an Award leads to other things, more bookings, invitations to take part in other media exercises and a web site logo to set us apart from the competition." Joy Raymond of Hedgehog Corner B&B
“The rewards have been fantastic. Winning two prestigious awards has really helped us to raise our profile and we will continue to use it as good advocacy for the museum for the next 12 months (especially in a region jam-packed with high quality visitor attractions!)” Pippa Griffith from the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life
“Being successful in any of the Awards at county, regional and national level is very rewarding. It brings a good news story that can be circulated in the press and social media. It is popular with existing guests and above all is great for the whole staff team. A secondary benefit for the management is that it encourages you look at your own business with fresh eyes and drives you to make improvements that otherwise might not happen.” Adam Fox-Edwards, The Arundell Arms
“We definitely benefited from additional publicity because of the awards, and we also perceive that having ‘the badge’ of being an award winner reassures potential guests about the quality of what we do.” Rob Lott of Calvert Trust Exmoor.
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