Eskimo EPOS, one of the South Coast’s leading experts in Point of Sale (POS), Stock Control and eCommerce, is announced as the new 2018 sponsor of the BAPTAs Best Night Out Award.

The BAPTAs Best Night Out Award is open to any establishment that provides a great night out, in and around the BH postcode region. Whether it’s a night on the town or drinks with friends, people have been asked to nominate and enter their favourite from the numerous clubs, bars, mic nights, events, pubs and lounges. The winner of the 2017 BAPTA Best Night Out Award is Canvas which is located in Bournemouth.

Simon Geraghty, Managing Director of Eskimo EPOS, said: “The decision to sponsor the Best Night Out award was easy, the awards are a fantastic way for us to increase our brand awareness locally and we get to meet prospective and current customers.

It’s exciting to be involved in the BAPTAs for the first time and to see the work which goes into the awards. As a Dorset based business, we are constantly building on our reputation as one of the South’s top companies in EPOS, and as a supplier to the retail and hospitality sector.”

Jackie Phillipson Director of ROUTEpr and the BAPTAs said: “Tourists from all over the world are drawn to the area because of the huge choice of entertainment available and it’s amazing to see these establishments being recognised through the BAPTAs.

The nightlife and the night time economy in the areas from Swanage to Christchurch offers a diverse range of entertainment, there is something for everyone and for all age ranges, from nightclubs, to comedy, late night bars, unique events and shows, all in a variety of great locations and at various price points, giving customers a memorable night out.”

The semi-finalists announced for the 2018 BAPTAs Best Night Out Award are:

  • 1812 and Bar So
  • Be At One Bournemouth
  • BH Live
  • Canvas Bournemouth
  • Carl’s Comedy Club
  • Chaplin’s & The Cellar Bar
  • Coastal Comedy
  • Koh Lounge
  • Mai Tai Cocktail Bar
  • Smokin’ Aces

The finalists will be announced soon, and the winners will be revealed at the BAPTA Ball Awards Ceremony held on 15th March at The Lighthouse, Poole and tickets are available via the website For more information about the BAPTAs please visit or contact


Eskimo EPOS announced as BAPTA sponsor for Best Night Out Award - Bournemouth Tourism Awards