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2018 BAPTA Finalists in association with Berendsen are revealed.

The 2018 BAPTA finalists have now been revealed. This year has seen more entries and nominations than ever with businesses from Burley, Highcliffe, Swanage, Wareham, Wimborne and Verwood all entering for the first time and with over 7,000 votes across the four public vote categories.

BAPTA Finalist

Said Andy Woodland, Chairman of Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Management Board, “The awards highlight the achievements of the industry professionals that contribute to tourism from across the BH postcode area, and ensures the area is at the pinnacle of the UK tourism destinations.”

Jackie Phillipson from the BAPTAs and ROUTEpr adds, “These businesses deserve to be celebrated, the tourism sector offers such an incredible variety, from great shops and eateries, attractions, educational institutions, hotels and self-catering, as well as the people from within the tourism sector, which includes recognised international brands and an array of independent thriving local businesses, all of which help the British tourism economy.

This year has seen the complete rebrand of the awards, they are now known as the BAPTAs, the tourism businesses and suppliers from across the whole BH postcode area can enter and nominate, and we are delighted to see so many have embraced the awards this year. As well as Bournemouth and Poole, we have had entries from Christchurch, Swanage, Wimborne and Verwood who have been associated with the awards for the very first time.

There is a real BAPTA buzz in the air and the first BAPTA Ball Awards Ceremony is a chance for everyone to celebrate their successes, network and have a good time!

The event takes place on 15th March at the Lighthouse Poole and tickets can be purchased at Tickets are priced at £65 per person.”

 The BAPTA 2018 finalists are:  

The Large Hotel Award – Sponsored by Berendsen (Title Sponsor of the 2018 BAPTAs)
Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa
Hotel Collingwood
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Poole
Hotel Miramar
Marsham Court Hotel
The Cumberland Hotel

The Small Hotel Award – sponsored by County Foods
Captains Club Hotel & Spa
Lord Bute Hotel
The Green House Hotel
The Orchid Hotel
THE PIG – on the beach
Urban Beach Hotel

The Transport Delivery Award – presented by ROUTEpr and events Ltd
City Cruises Poole
City Sightseeing Bournemouth
Dorset Cruises
Jetski Safaris
Swanage Railway

The Specialist Dining Experience Award – sponsored by Fusion Wi-Fi and Westbourne Business Association
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Poole
No.34 Restaurant
The Guildhall Tavern
The Jetty Restaurant
Ventana Grand Café

BAPTAs Best Breakfast Award – sponsored by Bournemouth and Poole College
Fresh Edge Café
Hotel Collingwood
M's Bakery
The Beach Hut Café
The Paddle Café

Best Retail Experience Award – sponsored by Marsham Court Hotel
Compton Acres
Nellie Mimosa
Titan Leathercraft
Webster Family Butchers
Willow Floristry

New Business of the Year Award – sponsored by South West Regional Assessment Centre
Activate Indoor Trampoline Park
El Murrino
Marvo Mysteries Escape Room
Pause Cat Café
The Vintage Lounge & Cinema

The International Cuisine Experience Award – sponsored by Poole Audi’s Feast Magazine
Isabel’s Restaurant
Koh Thai Tapas
Ocean Palace Restaurant
The Guildhall Tavern
Tiien Thai

The Self-Catering Accommodation Award – sponsored by Trethowans Solicitors
Bournemouth Beach Lodges
Burnbake Forest Lodges
Home Farm Enterprises
Knaveswell Farm
Rivendell Outdoor Club
Wareham Forest Tourist Park

The Bar Personality of the Year Award – sponsored by Meridian Lifts
Ivan De La Fuente - Lola's Spanish Tapas Restaurant
James Jakeman - Ventana Grand Café
Tommo Quy - Captain's Club Hotel & Spa
Harley Stevens - Koh Lounge
Danny Vickers – 1812 Lounge Bar

BAPTAs Rising Star Award – sponsored by HD Telecom and IT Ltd
Kate Compston - Gin House and Tap House
Lisa Dowdall Sousa - Oceana Hotel Group
Lia Martin - Westbourne Business Association
Andrei Moisa - Hotel Miramar
Prince Ogbuji - Nativ

The Family Eating Experience Award – sponsored by Town Centre BID
Brewhouse and Kitchen
Delfino Lounge
El Murrino
Steam Vintage Tea Rooms
Urban Reef

The Great Time Out Award – sponsored by Merley House
Bournemouth Metropole Street Market
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
Go Ape Moors Valley
Lulworth Outdoors
Poole Harbour Boat Show
RockReef and PierZip

The Green Initiative Award – sponsored by Waste Management Facilities
Marvo Mysteries Escape Room
Rivendell Outdoor Club
South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park
Southern Sustainability Partnership
We Do Ethical
Yellow Buses RATP Group

The Creative Concept of the Year Award – sponsored by Oceana Hotel Group
Brewhouse and Kitchen - The Academy
Create at the Cove
Immense Air
The Larderhouse
Poole Maritime Festival
Swanage Rep Theatre

The Education Award – sponsored by Bournemouth English Book Centre
Bournemouth University International College (BUINTCOL)
CHI Training
Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre
Lulworth Education Service
South West Regional Assessment Centre
White Pepper Chef Academy & Cookery School

The Afternoon Tea Award – sponsored by Country Fare
Compton Acres
Hotel Collingwood
Hotel Miramar
The Courtyard Tea Rooms
The Cumberland Hotel

BAPTAs Best Night Out Award – sponsored by Eskimo EPOS
1812 and Bar So
Canvas Bournemouth
Chaplin's & The Cellar Bar
Coastal Comedy
Mai Tai Cocktail Bar

The Unsung Hero Award – sponsored by United Taxis
Paul Dredge
Ian Faulkner
Ian Goode
James Maidment
Jackie Richmond
Des Simmons


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