Businesses celebrate at the 2019 Beautiful South Awards

Swan House b&b

The cream of the South East’s tourism industry celebrated success on 10th December at the Beautiful South Awards – the highlight of the 2019 tourism calendar. Presented by the country’s best known travel journalist Simon Calder, and hosted by headline sponsor the Grand Brighton, the awards saw 80 prestigious gold, silver and bronze trophies handed out along with 18 highly commended being awarded.

The awards are run by Tourism South East to recognise and celebrate excellence in the industry. Apart from the prestige and profile for winners, they also inspire other businesses to reinvest and raise standards in quality, innovation and customer service.

Three of our 1066 Country businesses walked away triumphantly with glittering trophies. These awards bear testimony to the quality of experience and welcome that visitors can expect when they come to 1066 Country.

Huge congratulations go to:

Bed and Breakfast and Guesthouse of the Year: Swan House Hastings: Gold
Brendan Mc Donagh, co-owner with Lionel Copley, said: ‘All the Swan House team are over the moon to receive Tourism South East’s ‘Beautiful South’ Gold Award, Bed & Breakfast category. We won this in 2009, again in 2014 and now this year. It’s such a huge achievement for us. We are bursting with pride.’

Credit to Nick Williams for photo

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