2023 Hospitality Awards

2023 Hospitality Awards

The 2023 Awards are now closed, to join the awards for this year,
visit the updated Hospitality Awards page.

Effective 19th May 2023: All awards will be launched with a new fee structure. Your Award Acceptance Fee will be a single, “flat fee”. If you are selected as a Winner, you will only pay one single fee regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x Winner Trophy is included in this fee. Additional trophies can still be purchased.

This has been made possible thanks to our new sponsors and partners, who have enabled us to pass our cost savings on to winners. All entries are still FREE for all sectors.

Before You Enter: What You Need To Know

Free entry in all sectors and categories

We know that many small business owners, entrepreneurs and larger organisations don't like to pay up front for awards, where fees range from £99 to more than £250 per category. With us, all your entries are free.

You only pay a fee if you win an award

Unlike other programmes, you only pay a fee if you are selected as a winner. There's only one Award Acceptance Fee to pay regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x personalised Winner trophy is included*!

Publicity Package

As a winner or finalist, you get credible industry recognition & publicity from National press releases, Google and Yahoo! News features, content marketing and case studies.

Social Marketing

Social media marketing is important for all businesses, which is why we announce your accolades on social platforms, and regularly engage with you and your followers.

Interviews & PR

We can create quality, in-depth content with your team, making you a trusted voice in your industry, and highlighting the achievements & success of your business or enterprise**.

Publicity and PR Package


Was £425
Was £425
£375 +VAT
(Award Acceptance Fee)
(Free Forever)
£99 +VAT
(per additional trophy)

* Trophy included: The Award Acceptance Fee includes 1x Winner’s trophy only. If you win multiple awards, additional trophies may be purchased at £99 +VAT.

** Interviews & PR: We will contact you regarding all publicity and PR opportunities based on the options you select in the entry form

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so you don’t miss key dates

UK Business Experts

Our judging panel are business experts with a wealth of knowledge in various industries. They lend their experience and business acumen to the many award sectors we cover.

Our panel consists of dozens of private & public guest judges; below are a few of our business experts who will be selecting shortlists, winners and finalists in our awards!

Interested in being a guest judge? Contact us here.

Our Judges

Hospitality Awards Categories

TypeAward/categoryDescription / Criteria
PrimaryHospitality Industry LeaderRecognising a hospitality business that sets the benchmark for excellence and innovation within the industry, consistently delivering exceptional experiences, service, and pushing the boundaries of hospitality.
PrimaryBest Use of TechnologyHonouring a hospitality business that demonstrates exceptional implementation and utilisation of technology, enhancing guest experiences, streamlining operations, and revolutionising the industry with innovative digital solutions.
PrimaryFastest Growing BusinessCelebrating a hospitality business that has experienced remarkable growth and success, demonstrating exceptional performance, innovation, and strategic expansion within a relatively short period of time.
PrimaryBest Customer Focused Hospitality BusinessRecognising a hospitality business that consistently goes above and beyond to prioritise and exceed customer expectations, providing exceptional service, personalised experiences, and creating memorable moments that leave a lasting impression.
PrimaryTriumph Over AdversityHonouring a hospitality business that has displayed extraordinary resilience, determination, and success in overcoming significant challenges, demonstrating remarkable progress and inspiring others within the industry.
PrimaryMost Innovative BusinessCelebrating a hospitality business that showcases exceptional creativity and forward-thinking, introducing groundbreaking concepts, services, or products that revolutionise the industry and redefine the guest experience.
PrimaryBest Photography or Video PresentationRecognising a hospitality business that demonstrates outstanding visual storytelling through photography or video, capturing the essence of their brand, showcasing their offerings, and engaging guests with compelling visual narratives.
PrimaryBest Food or BeveragesHonouring a hospitality business that excels in delivering exceptional culinary experiences or beverages, showcasing innovation, quality, and a commitment to delighting guests with delectable flavours and memorable dining experiences.
PrimaryBusiness Transformation AwardRecognising a hospitality business that has successfully undertaken a significant transformation, redefining its operations, services, or overall approach to adapt to changing market demands and emerge stronger and more competitive.
PrimaryBest Marketing CampaignCelebrating a hospitality business that has executed an exceptional marketing campaign, demonstrating creativity, strategic thinking, and effectiveness in reaching and engaging target audiences, resulting in measurable success and brand growth.
LocationMost Positive Community ImpactHonouring a hospitality business that has made significant contributions to its local community, demonstrating a commitment to social responsibility, sustainability, and initiatives that uplift and benefit the community at large.
PeopleBest Company To Work ForRecognising a hospitality business that prioritises employee well-being, fosters a positive and inclusive work culture, offers growth opportunities, and creates a supportive environment for its staff, making it an exceptional place to work.
PeopleBest Training and DevelopmentAcknowledging a hospitality business that excels in providing comprehensive training and development opportunities to its employees, fostering their growth, skill enhancement, and career advancement within the industry.
PeopleDiversity and Inclusion ChampionRecognising a hospitality business that demonstrates exceptional commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within its workforce, creating an inclusive environment that celebrates and values people from all backgrounds.
PeopleRising Star AwardCelebrating an emerging hospitality business that shows exceptional promise, innovation, and potential for growth, bringing fresh ideas and a distinct approach to the industry and making a notable impact.
PeopleBest Housekeeping and Maintenance TeamRecognising the outstanding housekeeping and maintenance team in a hospitality business that consistently ensures impeccable cleanliness, exceptional maintenance, and a comfortable environment for guests, exceeding expectations.
VerticalBest Events Management CompanyHonouring an events management company that demonstrates excellence in planning, organising, and executing outstanding events, delivering exceptional experiences and creating memorable moments for clients and attendees.
VerticalBest Wedding Venue AwardCelebrating a wedding venue that epitomises elegance, exceptional service, and a perfect ambiance, providing couples with a remarkable setting to create their dream wedding and lasting memories.
VerticalBest Not For ProfitRecognising a hospitality organisation that operates with a mission-driven approach, making a positive impact on society through its philanthropic endeavours, community engagement, and dedication to social causes.
VerticalBest Events Management SoftwareHonouring a software solution that streamlines event management processes, offering innovative features and functionality, facilitating seamless planning, organisation, and execution of events, enhancing outreach provision and attendee engagement.
VerticalHospitality Business of the YearRecognising the top-performing hospitality business that has demonstrated excellence across all aspects, from service and innovation to guest experience and outreach provision, setting the benchmark for the industry.
VerticalBest Meeting Space ProviderCelebrating a business that offers exceptional meeting spaces equipped with modern amenities, personalised service, and a conducive environment for productive and successful meetings, conferences, and events.
VerticalBest Accommodation MarketplaceHonouring a platform that connects travellers with a wide range of exceptional accommodations, offering seamless booking experiences, trust, and a diverse selection of unique stays around the world.
VerticalBest Event Catering CompanyRecognising a catering company that delivers exceptional culinary experiences, innovative menus, and impeccable service, surpassing client expectations and creating unforgettable dining experiences for events of all sizes.
VerticalBest Bed and BreakfastHonouring a bed and breakfast establishment that excels in providing exceptional accommodations, warm hospitality, and a delightful guest experience, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay for all visitors.

Entry Form

Hospitality Awards

Entries Closed: Deadline Reached

If you need any assistance completing this form, please contact us:

Award winning entries typically provide over 500 words providing meaningful and relevant details related to the categories they have entered. Telling us why you are entering these particular categories tends to help. Be specific: for example, if the category is Fastest Growing Company, provide details of how your company has grown and include basic revenue figures (eg. YoY £/%) so we can get a feel for the business growth you’re experiencing. Where possible and relevant to do so, including links to reviews/testimonials and digital assets to support your entry will also help.

Example Entry in Travel Awards:

Best Travel Company – Adventure Holidays

Excursionists UK is a travel company that specialises in adventure holidays designed to challenge and inspire our customers. Our range of adventure activities, including mountaineering, trekking, skiing, and scuba diving, are carefully curated to offer unique and unforgettable experiences.

At Excursionists UK, we believe that adventure holidays should be about more than just adrenaline-fueled activities. Our approach to adventure travel is to provide immersive and authentic experiences that connect our customers with local communities, cultures, and environments.

One of our standout adventure holiday packages is our Everest Base Camp Trek. This 14-day trek takes you through the stunning Khumbu region of Nepal, with expert guides and porters on hand to help you navigate the challenging terrain. Along the way, you will experience traditional Sherpa culture, visit ancient monasteries, and enjoy panoramic views of the world’s highest mountain.

Another popular adventure holiday package is our Arctic Expedition Cruise. This 8-day cruise takes you on a journey through the icy waters of the Arctic, with opportunities to see polar bears, walruses, and other Arctic wildlife up close. You will also have the chance to visit remote Inuit communities and learn about their way of life.

At Excursionists UK, we are committed to providing high-quality adventure holidays that are safe, sustainable, and responsible. We work closely with local communities and conservation organisations to ensure that our activities have a positive impact on the environment and the people who live there.

Our commitment to providing high-quality adventure holidays has been recognised with previous accolades including the Best Adventure Travel Company award at the 2020 British Travel Awards and the Best Small Tour Operator award at the 2021 Adventure Tourism Awards.

Rising Star Award:

Samantha Jones, Sales Manager at Excursionists UK

Samantha Jones is a dynamic and innovative sales manager who has helped to establish Excursionists UK as a rising star in the travel retail industry. Her commitment to personalised travel planning and sustainable travel has set her apart and made her a strong candidate for the Travel Retailer Rising Star Award.

Samantha’s innovative approach to travel retail, including her personalised travel planning service, has helped to increase revenue for Excursionists UK. By offering tailored travel solutions that meet the specific needs and interests of our customers, Samantha has been able to drive repeat business and attract new customers, ultimately contributing to our bottom line.