The Poole Audi Showroom was the place to be on 21st February as the 2018 BAPTA finalists and sponsors met up at the exclusive ‘Meet the Finalists’ drinks party. Each of the 19 award category finalists had the chance to meet up with one another, to enjoy a little pampering and to celebrate their success as a finalist in the 2018 awards ahead of the BAPTA Ball Awards Ceremony held at the Lighthouse Poole on the 15th March.

The Meet the Finalists event was hosted by the sponsor of the International Cuisine Experience Award ‘Poole Audi Feast Magazine’, and guests enjoyed an array of delicious wines, cocktails and nibbles. Local cheeses were provided by Country Fare alongside wine pairings by Templar Wines, meats provided by County Foods were created into mouth-watering canapes and cocktails were provided by BAPTA finalists, Mai Tai Cocktail Bar. The Poole Audi Schön Beauty Salon also provided guests with a mini pampering session and money off vouchers.

Jackie Phillipson, Director of ROUTEpr and BAPTAs says, “2018 introduces the first Meet the Finalists event, it’s been a great chance for the sponsors to congratulate their finalists in person and in a more relaxed setting ahead of the BAPTA Ball Awards Ceremony.

The event has also given the finalists a chance to engage with one another, which builds relationships and partnerships ahead of the forthcoming season, all vitally important to helping the destination thrive and develop.”

The BAPTA Ball Awards Ceremony takes place on 15th March at the Lighthouse Poole and tickets for the awards ceremony are now sold out. #BAPTA


BAPTA Meet the Finalists - Bournemouth Tourism Awards