Why Apply?

The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017 are a great opportunity for you and your business or organisation to be recognised and rewarded on a regional and potentially national basis for providing excellence. Simply by taking part you could improve your business performance in terms of turnover, profitability, quality, sustainability, staff morale and customer satisfaction.

  • The Awards recognise and reward business and people working in the tourism and hospitality industry, and help raise the profile and importance of the industry.
  • Award winners gain a competitive edge through recognition of their commitment to excellence and quality standards.
  • High quality businesses can compete on quality as well as price.
  • Significant press and PR coverage can be gained at local and national level. For those making the shortlist and those successful in becoming winners, special media packs are provided. 
  • Winners/finalists receive VisitEngland Awards for Excellence logos to use in their marketing.
  • All finalists will receive either a trophy and certificate or a certificate.
  • All finalists will have the right to purchase and display a plaque denoting their Award.
  • Entering the Awards is a positive, open and motivating way to recognise and reward your staff and their contribution to the business.
  • Award winning businesses can attract high quality staff and help increase staff motivation, loyalty and commitment of existing staff.
  • Simply entering the Awards is a win win situation. Completing an application is an excellent management tool and helps businesses focus on key aspects of  managing the business and how they can develop and improve in the future. In addition, all finalists will get valuable feedback from the judges.
The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence are different to other quality standards as they recognise and celebrate excellence across customer service and the quality of the experience. Professional people offering friendly service are at the top of visitors’ requirements when choosing how and where they will spend their hard earned cash and leisure time. Visitors want a clear indication that they are going to have a great experience. The VisitEngland Awards showcase the very best England has to offer and give winners a distinct USP in promoting their businesses.
By entering for an Award you are working with us to raise the profile of England as a world-class destination and have the opportunity to be recognised as one of the quality elite.