Thanks to those of you who have already entered the Beautiful South Awards.    The awards present South East tourism businesses with a platform for national recognition as winners are automatically entered into the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. They also provide an excellent opportunity to showcase tourism businesses to a wider audience.

To encourage you to enter, VIOW has agreed to cover the cost of the entry fee for the first 30 businesses to enter the Beautiful South Awards.   Tourism South East will be happy to advise businesses on entries to optimise the chances of success.  More information about the Beautiful South Awards and entry forms can be found at

The deadline for entries has been extended to 19th June (the only exception being Event and Unsung Hero categories which remains 31st August) and the celebration event will be taking place at the Grand Hotel, Brighton on the 2nd December.

If you are interested, please register your interest in the first place with VIOW (email – and we will liaise with Tourism South East, who will advise you through the process. 

For practical advice and tips on the application, the contact for business is Nell Barrington, Services for Tourism, T. 01278 671397.