Each year our sponsors help make the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence a shining success. There are a number of exciting sponsorship opportunities available for the 2019 Awards.

If you would like to be associated with the most prestigious awards in English tourism please contact: stuart.heath@visitbritain.org or telephone 020 7578 1440 to discuss the opportunities still available.


Barclays - sponsor of the Inclusive Tourism Award category, for the third consecutive year

Barclays are committed to accessibility and aim to become the most accessible and inclusive organisation in the FTSE 100.

Creating an environment which is not only free of physical barriers, but actively seeks to welcome everybody, regardless of disability or impairment, is something the team at Barclays firmly believes is not only the right thing to do, but also makes good business sense. As a founding member of England's Inclusive Tourism Action Group (EITAG), Barclays is delighted to sponsor this category and congratulate all of the businesses involved. Barclays understands that the tourism sector has an important role to play in embracing accessibility, to ensure that people have the choice and freedom to enjoy England and experience all it has to offer, as demonstrated in the Inclusive Tourism category.

cottages.com – sponsor of the Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year Category

cottages.com offers over 20,000 holiday homes in some of the UK, Ireland, France and Italy’s most amazing locations. With hot-tubs, pet-friendly breaks, truly unique accommodation, family-friendly trips, romantic escapes and much more, holidaymakers will find the perfect place for an unforgettable getaway.

cottages.com is delighted to sponsor the Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year category at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. As a brand that strives to achieve excellence in both customer experience and owner satisfaction, cottages.com is proud to help recognise the outstanding achievements of the shortlisted finalists.


Hotels & More – sponsor of the Guided Tour of the Year Award Category

Hotels & More is a leading inbound tour operator for the UK and Ireland, offering a wide range of services for groups and individual travellers. With over 20 years of experience, they design bespoke travel itineraries, organise accommodation, transport, entrances and specialist guides to create memorable travel experiences.

Hotels & More is well aware of the huge impact that a first-rate guided tour can have, helping to transform a visitor attraction or bring a destination to life through engaging and entertaining anecdotes. They are therefore delighted to sponsor the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence Guided Tour of the Year category which recognises excellence in this vital area.

Shearings – sponsor of the Large Visitor Attraction Award category

Shearings is the UK’s largest escorted tour company, offering a broad range of holidays and hotel breaks to more than 200 destinations across the UK, Europe & beyond. With over 100 years of experience, they provide a range of expertly planned itineraries with everything from 2-day weekend breaks to 17-day escorted tours.

Shearings’ customers travel the length and breadth of the country on their holidays and the fantastic visitor attractions England has to offer play a significant part in making these holidays memorable.

Shearings are therefore thrilled to sponsor the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.