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Independent BH tourism, hospitality and retail Star Awards launch

The BH Star Awards inaugural launch took place at Banque and Boheme with a drinks reception supported by Conker Spirit.

The BH Star Awards honour and bring public recognition for varied achievements and positive contributions from those professionals working across the hospitality, tourism and retail sectors.

The awards and their categories will not only recognise and celebrate the BH region’s best-loved tourism businesses, but also enhance hospitality and include the burgeoning quality retail sector.

The inaugural BH Star Awards cover the BH postcode areas: Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Wimborne, plus the surrounding towns and villages. Entrants may work in tourism, retail and hospitality.

A celebratory semi-finalist event will follow in early 2019, culminating in a gala dinner in Spring 2019, which is set to be a highlight in the industry calendar attended by key industry guests,chefs, hoteliers, restaurateurs and hospitality suppliers.

Richard Blunderfield and Jackie Phillipson, co-founders of the awards said: “The Star Awards deliberately feature hospitality, tourism and retail because of the varied roles which exist locally. Categories have a clear focus and are open to businesses, suppliers and individuals.

Our panel of judges include independent trade and business executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and business educators.”

“Entries will be named semi-finalists and finalists. The Star Awards recognise new and innovative products, services and suppliers, who bring economic value to the local BH postcode area and wider region.

We are attracting sponsors, partners and suppliers who appreciate the hard work and dedication which create our award-winning destination. Many names are well-known in the local community, people with great connections who genuinely interact with other like-minded businesses.

Businesses already associated and supporting the awards include Bournemouth Echo, Country Fare, County Foods, Eskimo EPOS, Meridian Lifts, Meridian Air Conditioning, M-PLOY, Oceana Hotel Group, RT Promotions, and Templar Wines.

For more details visit

The awards launch video link  –

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