Title Sponsor


The Devon Tourism Awards offer sponsors a range of year-round sponsor benefits, including media coverage, industry profile, communications with business, networking and business development opportunities with Services for Tourism Ltd.

There are a range of sponsorship options ranging from £500 to £3,000.  For more information please contact Robin Barker, Services for Tourism Ltd, at rbarker@services4tourism.co.uk or 07870 397438

Confirmed sponsors to date for 2015/16 are:

Title Sponsor


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.

For more information about Hoseasons visit www.hoseasons.co.uk  @Hoseasons  Facebook.com/Hoseasons


Media Sponsor

Devon Life

 ... bringing you the best of life in Devon, offering hundreds of pages of articles and superb photography every month. Everyone who loves Devon will find something to interest them on a whole host of local subjects, with features on the finest Devon property, gardening, antiques, history and heritage, countryside and wildlife, town and village features, country shows, regattas, sports and leisure, interiors, fashion and motoring.

Subscribe today: 12 issues for just £12, simply click here


Sponsors & Partners

Accounting & General

With extensive experience in the tourism sector, Accounting & General offer accountancy and tax services for businesses in Devon and the South West.

We prepare annual accounts, and complete self assessment or corporation tax returns for clients operating as either sole trade or partnership businesses or limited companies – with annual turnover from £35k to £6m. We also deal with all Companies House record keeping and filing.

We are also able to provide commercial and operational support to leisure industry businesses, such as hotels, pubs, guest houses, restaurants, holiday parks, attractions and retailers.


Aztec Media

AztecMedia, are a specialist in Graphic Design, Website development and Photography and have been based in Yeovil, Somerset, since 1993. We have created fresh, effective design and marketing ideas for a diverse range of companies both locally and throughout the UK. AztecMedia have been creative for over 2o years in the business and with a combined staff skilled knowledge of 65 years, this gives us the edge your company will need to move your business forward.

From small independent businesses to large PLCs, we apply a simple, no-nonsense approach to every project and every customer, built around understanding your objectives, making effective use of your resources and delivering on time.



Forthglade have made natural dog food in the heart of Devon since 1971, using only the finest ingredients sourced from the UK where ever possible.  With both complementary and complete foods, each with exceptionally high meat content, the nourishing recipes are hypo allergenic and free from junk and fillers. Forthglade is proud to make wholesome delicious meals for pets that is tail-waggingly good.  For further information visit our website



Based in Honiton, East Devon, Cosmic is an ethical IT business which specialises in website development, IT training courses, business consultancy, tech support, digital marketing and search engine optimisation.

Cosmic is able to offer much more than just top quality, affordable and effective services. Because we are a social enterprise we are continually involved in a range of projects which achieve meaningful social impact for individuals and organisations across the South West. We use our own resources to develop and deliver brilliant project work benefitting thousands of people.


Charles Darrow

We don’t believe in sales patter and corporate jargon, just straight-talking and honest advice.

Charles Darrow was established by Jon Clyne and Paul Heather as an opportunity to use their extensive knowledge and experience to create a commercial property agency that is straight-talking and offers a more personal service. After many years working in a corporate environment, they found, that following the recession less staff and increased caseloads meant it was not possible to give people the best service.

Our team at Charles Darrow pride themselves on being friendly and professional, with regular communication and high quality service being at the heart of what we do. With over 50 years of combined experience providing specialist property advice throughout the South West, we have created a bespoke service that treats our clients as individuals and achieves results. Charles Darrow has now also successfully expanded into Barnstaple to provide brokerage and advisory services in the local area and throughout the region.

We create marketing packages tailored to our clients that utilises email, the internet and social media as well as more traditional methods. By creating maximum exposure, we can make sure you stand out from the crowd.

Call us today to discuss how we can help you achieve the sale of your business or property


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.


Source trade show

The Source trade show is the South West’s ‘super show’ for all those with an interest in speciality foods and quality drinks, profitable catering and inspired hospitality.  Visiting buyers are from hotels, restaurants, pubs, cafes, supermarkets, grocers, delis, farm shops, independent stores, holiday parks & tourist attractions, schools, colleges, universities and hospitals.  

Organised by Hale Events Ltd, in partnership with Taste of the West, this trade show next takes place 8th – 9th February 2017, at Westpoint Exeter. Call 01934 73343 or visit www.thesourcetradeshow.co.uk for more information.


AppForDevon with Westward M.S.

App for Devon welcomes you to our beautiful county. Take a look at our website and then download the app totally FREE. All this information will be at your fingertips wherever you are and whenever you need it!

Let us take you on a journey and help you make up your mind how to enjoy 'Devon'

Our App information includes everything from adrenalin fun filled days, houses and gardens, dog-friendly beaches, museums, local events, theme parks and wildlife with suggestions on where to stay and where to eat. Basically, there's everything you need to plan your holiday or day out.


Plymouth University - School of Tourism & Hospitality

The School of Tourism and Hospitality, Plymouth University, is a leading UK educational provider offering vocationally focused undergraduate and postgraduate courses in tourism, hospitality and events. We have strong links with industry, and bodies such as TMI, IoH and ABTA, and feature guest lectures, field work, and work placements.  Our programmes are well known for their quality, and many of our students go on to leadership positions within the public, private and voluntary sectors world-wide.  We conduct practically applicable research to assist leaders of tourism, hospitality, events and cruise companies solve their problems.


Clockwork Marketing

Specialists in the tourism industry, Clockwork Marketing works with independent hotels, restaurants and tourism businesses. They have an impressive portfolio of national and international clients; each is unique, but they all have one thing in common: they want to grow. With 24 years’ experience, the team understand the industry intricately, and apply a common sense approach to marketing, strategy and technology.

Clockwork help hospitality businesses save costs and achieve growth by ensuring that their marketing is effective and their strategy is geared for success. Many of the businesses they work with get in touch because they’ve found themselves:

  • Playing ‘Marketing Roulette’: Taking chances, unsure what works and to what extent;
  • Suffering ‘Marketing Paralysis’: Not doing any meaningful marketing because they don’t know where to start; or
  • Lacking something: They want to be market leaders and need a strategy to stand out.

Over the years, Clockwork Marketing has grown considerably; today, they are a talented team of 22 marketers, strategists, designers and developers. Their services include responsive website design, SEO, social media management, email marketing, marketing management, branding, design services, OTA strategy, direct mail, copywriting, content management, online gift voucher software and business transformation consultancy – all under one roof!



DISCVR is a storytelling platform that puts your customer’s experiences at the heart of your brand marketing. Make it easy for your customers to tell rich, compelling stories which grow brand loyalty, attract new audiences and increase customer engagement. Find out more HERE


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


Exeter International Airport

Exeter Airport offers a wide range of business and leisure destinations. Flights to London City Airport with Flybe take passengers to the heart of the capital and passengers on the route are offered upgraded parking, free fast-track security and complimentary use of the new executive lounge.

Flybe is also operating four flights a day on the Manchester route and the hub offers worldwide onward travel with major international carriers. The new route to Deauville in Normandy is added to the established French destinations of Paris, Bergerac and Rennes for 2015 and Rhodes is added to the list of Thomson destinations. The holiday operator offers flights to Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Portugal, a range of Spanish islands, Tunisia, and Turkey. Air Malta also operate from Exeter, Thomas Cook has flights to Palma and the link to the Isles of Scilly operates up to five flights a day with Skybus.

Exeter Airport offers competitively priced, safe, secure car parking and the facilities include a choice of catering outlets, a shopping experience, and the new executive lounge.


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.


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 james.luckett@swwbusiness.co.uk



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.


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.



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.


MiHi Digital

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.


Triodos Bank

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  mail@triodos.co.uk


Shout Devon

Shout Devon is a unique service that helps tourism businesses create the right dynamic video content and reach the right audience. 

We produce videos that focus on people and stories and help communicate the philosophy that drives a business. 

Then we complement that service by licensing the video content to our custom network of distribution partners and by promoting the video with targeted social media campaigns.

Shout Devon is a forward thinking collaborative video service that showcases Devon to global traveler markets. 


EmAl Brewery

EmAl brewery is part of a family business, based in Exeter.  We supply 4 uniquely branded ales: Isca Gold, Legio II, Exe, and Castra.  The decision was made to search for an inspirational Master Brewer to bring quality, delicious flavours and consistency of taste to this exciting new brewery.