Established in 1888 and the oldest hotels association in the country, the Southport Hotels Association represents the interests of independent hotels, B&Bs and self-catering operators in and around Southport.
During 2012-13, Tourism Growth managed and delivered a business support and training programme for 32 Southport tourism businesses. We worked closely with Judith Wynn, proprietor of The Bowden Lodge Hotel and chair of the Association in 2012 – and with Mike Carolan, owner of The Seaview and the Association’s chair in 2013. Both took part in the programme themselves – and actively promoted the opportunity to their members.
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“We saw early on that the Tourism Growth programme for Southport hoteliers was an opportunity not to be missed – as Chair of the Southport Hotels Association I was delighted to support the programme and recommend it to other local hoteliers and tourism businesses.
We were delighted to take part in the Tourism Growth business support programme – we took a number of very practical sales and marketing ideas away and have implemented them at Bowden Lodge – to the great benefit of our business!
The training workshops were highly informative and very well presented – and were run at times of the day ideally suited to busy hoteliers – just perfect!
Paul is highly skilled in engaging tourism businesses onto training and development programmes and in working with the key partners – the tourist board, Local Enterprise Partnership, employer associations and the local authority – to make the programmes a success… this is exactly what he achieved with the Tourism Growth initiative in Southport.”
Southport Hotels Association 2012