THE Devonshire Quarter venue is a finalist in the Business Venue of the Year category at the Beautiful South Awards!

The ‘DQ Terrace Bar & Cafe’ and ‘The Stage Door’ pub venues have been awarded Commended as well.

Winners are announced on 4 March.

In this unprecedented year there were nearly 100 entries from across the region.  The entrants were shortlisted from their entry forms and though an independent judging process, adapted to accommodate the restrictions to the industry.

Tourism South East is pleased to reveal 63 finalists, with 12 businesses also recognised with commended certificates.

Andrew Mosley, from headline sponsor, The Grand Brighton, along with representatives from sponsors Visit Brighton, Quality in Tourism, Jarrang, Worldpay, Hotel Perfect and Hoogly Tea will join Tourism South East to recognise and award its outstanding businesses in what has been such a difficult year.

Fran Downton, Chief Executive of Tourism South East, said “We felt strongly that the Beautiful South Awards should go ahead this year. Recognising and celebrating the quality and excellence of our tourism business, in the face of adversity is really important to us.  Tourism in the South East demonstrates national and world class offerings, and the entry standards to our awards are always high. This year was exceptionally challenging for our businesses and we are pleased to be able to deliver some well needed positivity and rewards”.