By Andrew Diprose, editor

Organisers of this year’s DMB Tourism Awards promised they would be the biggest and the best – and the billing certainly lived up to expectations.

As reported by Dorset Biz News – Official Media Partner for this year’s awards – more than 260 people attended the celebration of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s tourism and hospitality sector.

Held at Bournemouth’s Pavilion Ballroom, 18 separate categories were open to businesses, organisations and individuals.

Before the awards were revealed guests were treated to a spectacular opening entertainment called ‘A Celebration of BCP!’

Comments after the event ranged from “amazing” to “incredible” and “fabulous”.

Special praise went to Tim Seward, Lead Delivery of the awards, and Andy Brennan, who was both Host and Creative Director.

Today Dorset Biz News brings you more pictures from the event by award-winning photographer Paul Collins of PC Visuals.

See also our original story on the awards, including all the results, by clicking here.


Picture gallery – DMB Tourism Awards.

All pictures by Paul Collins, PC Visuals

Tim Seward and Andy Brennan.

Craig Mathie.

David Bailey.

The Bournemouth 7’s, Farmer Palmers and Rockley Watersports teams.

The Marsham Court team.

Jane Bailey, David Bailey and Monica Or.

Andy Brennan and Nick Magee.

Matthew Payne, Francesca Payne, Mandy Polkey, Richard and Sue Burnett.

Guests from The Crumbs Project.

Toni Fox and Lyndsey Burgis.

Melissa Law and Michele Medhurst.

The team from main sponsors The Youth Mobility Scheme Working Holiday.

Some of the Marsham Court team with Craig Mathie and Fiona Harwood.

Lighthouse Poole including Peter Wilson, Sara St George, Tim Colegate and Elspeth McBain.

Lewis Spendlove and David Bailey.

Craig Mathie and Nicole Richman.

The Rockley Watersports team

Bill Perkins and Louise Seagar.

Robert Wilson, Tim Lloyd, Andy Price and Andy Lennox.

The Hotel Miramar team.