The Beacon supplier awards are designed to recognise excellence among beacon suppliers in categories that include
Launched in October, the awards are designed to recognise excellence
among beacon suppliers in categories that include Most Reliable
Supplier, Outstanding Customer Service, and Exceptional Staff Member.
The overall beacon Award will recognise the supplier judged as having
supported beacon’s business the most in the last year, including its
philosophy, brand and customers. An award to recognise green
credentials has been co-sponsored by Green Business UK.
will be able to nominate themselves for one or more awards. The
deadline for supplier entries is on 17th October, although customers
are allowed to cast their votes until one month later. Winners will be
announced at the Best Western Members Conference on 26th January 2009,
and will be able to use the beacon Award Winner logo in all of their
advertising and marketing materials.
To judge the beacon Award
and beacon Green Tourism Award, beacon has assembled a panel of
distinguished industry experts and professionals. These include Jon
Proctor, Technical Director of Green Business UK: Simon Numphud, Hotel
Services Manager, AA Hotel Services: Lorraine Wood, Director of Arena:
David Foad, Editor of Cost Sector Catering and Eat Out Magazine: and
Chris Durant, Director of beacon. The awards for Most Reliable
Supplier, Outstanding Customer Service and Exceptional Staff Member
will be decided by customer votes.
Hazel Tunnicliffe, Marketing Manager of beacon, said, ‘The
awards are about highlighting those suppliers whose commitment to
service standards have contributed most to customer satisfaction, and
to helping make beacon what it is today. In the end, it’s the customer
who wins, as companies will be incentivised to compete with the best
for future recognition.’