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< Back to news 03 January, 2009

from fine wines to room signs

beacon, the purchasing specialists for the
UK hospitality industry, helps over 2,000
independent businesses get exclusive
deals on hospitality services and suppliers.
Our dedicated team of specialist buyers have negotiated with over 130 national and regional suppliers to meet all your purchasing needs. You can enjoy:

  • Reduced prices on a range of products and services

  • Easy ordering and hassle-free monthly billing

  • Reward points on all your purchases

  • Expert advice and dedicated purchasing support

  • But don`t just take our word for it...

    We spoke to two of our members, both recent winners at the AA Hospitality Awards for Scotland 2007/08. Here`s how beacon has benefitted the running of their business...

    Killiecrankie House Hotel

    Henrietta Fergusson is the Director of AA 2 Rosstted establishment Killiecrankie House, located 3 miles north of Pitlochry, Perthshire. The winner of the AA Wine Award, the wine list at Killiecrankie House was acknowledged for its personality, eclectic selection and availablility of some wonderful wines

    Why did you decide to join beacon?

    "With their buying power, beacon offer our bsuiness very competitive prices for many products and services through their wide rnage of nominated suppliers. As this is an independent hotel, these prices are cheaper than we would be able to achieve on our own and therefore a great benefit to our business. We use a wide range of different suppliers for all areas of our business including Forth Wines, Inbev and Britvic for our soft drink and licence products."

    How does being a beacon member help in the day-to-day running of your property?

    "From the accountancy point of view, purchasing with beacon and paying a monthly Direct Debit through beacon`s central billing makes life much more convenient as it saves administration time, allowing us to focus on the needs of the guests!"

    Tigh an Eilean Hotel

    Christopher and Cathryn Field are the owners of one star AA establishment, Tigh an Eilean Hotel, located in the North West of Scotland. A winner of the new AA Red Stars Inspector`s Choice Awards, Tigh an Eilean (which holds 2 AA Rossttes) was selected from other establishments within their star rating for their exceptional quality of accomodation and customer service.

    What are the benefits of the regional and national suppliers through beacon?

    "beacon negotiates on our behalf discounts with high quality regional and national suppliers which as a small independent hotel, we would not be able to get It is also important that we have a reliable supply so we use a variety of suppliers such as Brakes, Waverley and Inbev for food and drink, Calor Gas Ltd, Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene and Mitre Furnishings."

    How does being a beacon member help in the day-to-day running of your property?

    "As well as the cost savings available, beacon`s nominated suppliers mean that we get access to over 130 suppliers who are carefully vetted and selected in line with pricing, quality, service, products and competitiveness."