Sponsorship

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Fishers Cleaning Services Ltd

Headline Sponsor - Fishers

Fishers Services is the market leader for textile rental, industrial workwear and laundry throughout Scotland and the north of England.  The Cupar-based company, established in 1900, cleans, irons and delivers more than two million items every week, providing linen rental, workwear hire and cleanroom garment services to the hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals sectors. The business operates seven sites in Scotland and the North of England. Fishers’ client base includes major hotel chains such as Premier Inn, Travelodge, Accor and Jury’s Inn, as well as prestigious venues such as the Caledonian Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh International Conference Centre and boutique Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin chains.

For more information on Fishers visit www.fisherslaundrygroup.co.uk

Fishers are our Headline Sponsors and Sponsors of the Most Hospitable Hotel Award.

Caledonian MacBrayne

Caledonian MacBrayne

With roots dating back over 160 years, Caledonian MacBrayne provides award-winning lifeline ferry services to Scotland’s west coast islands and peninsulas. Our 32-strong fleet of ferries serve over 25 destinations, amounting to 130,000 sailings annually. Our network stretches almost 200 miles from Campbeltown, Kintyre in the south, to Stornoway, Isle of Lewis in the north. Some destinations require five-minute journeys and others involve anything up to seven-hour sailings, across waters that can be as challenging as they are scenic. Yet, day in, day out, 363 days of the year, we ensure access to life’s essential services, support local businesses and encourage visitors to the region.

For more information on Caledonian MacBrayne visit www.calmac.co.uk

Caledonian MacBrayne sponsors the Best Cultural Event or Festival Award and the Silver Thistle Award.

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Geotourist

Geotourist is the immersive GPS-led self-guided audio tour app which brings the world around you to life.

Free on smartphones, Geotourist enhances visitor engagement via their own mobile devices, reducing the need for print, expensive bespoke audio devices, unsightly physical signposts and empowers travellers to venture further and stay longer.

Geotourist links the visitor experience through one simple portal, meaning an end to high-cost proprietary apps that are uninstalled after one visit.

We provide production, hosting, and professional translations of your tours into multiple languages and provide increased exposure through Geotourist’s marketing, PR, social media to a global audience.

For more information on Fishers visit https://geotourist.com

Geotourist sponsors Innovation in Tourism Award

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Historic Environment Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland is the lead body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment. Through our work we aim to ensure our historic environment is cared for, valued and enhanced, both now and for future generations.

We are committed to developing heritage tourism in Scotland and are responsible for more than 300 historic properties across the country from the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway to Orkney and Shetland, including some of the country’s most iconic visitor attractions such as Edinburgh and Stirling Castles and Skara Brae. Overall we welcome more than 4 million visitors per year.

For more information on Historic Environment Scotland visit www.historicenvironment.scot

Historic Environment Scotland sponsors Best Heritage Tourism Experience Award

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HIT Scotland

The  Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) is a Scottish based charity whose mission is to inspire people to be the best they can be within hospitality.   

Since 1994 our fundraising events have allowed us to award more than 2,000 emerging talent scholarships to the industry and 10,000 bursaries for education.   

Our scholarship programme is open to applicants from all levels and sectors of the hospitality industry, including further and higher education, and offers unique learning experiences or the opportunity to study at some of the world’s finest hospitality schools.   

For more information on HIT Scotland visit www.hitscotland.co.uk

HIT Scotland sponsors the Regional Rising Star Award

J Thomson Colour Printers

J Thomson Colour Printers

J. Thomson Colour Printers is the market leader in Scottish print.

The award-winning Glasgow-based company has an accomplished record in providing quality print solutions to a diverse, blue chip client base.

This is underpinned by a clear commitment to Scottish business which is supported from regional offices in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Perth.

For the last eight years J. Thomson has been a partner to the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards and is proud to once again be working with the Scottish Thistle Awards for 2017/2018.

For more information on J. Thomson Colour Printers visit www.jtcp.co.uk

J Thomson Colour Printers sponsors Best Bar / Pub Award

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M&IT/CAT Publications

CAT Publications is Europe’s biggest media organisation specialising in the international events industry. For 30 years, CAT Publications has led opinion in the market with print magazines Meetings & Incentive Travel, Association Meetings International and Meetings & Incentive Travel India; search engines like ConventionSource.com, web sites like IntellectualCapitals.com and leading events like The M&IT Industry Awards and the M&IT Agency Challenge. CAT Publications brings together buyers and suppliers using a range of media channels and other activities including direct marketing and social media.

For more information on M&IT/CAT Publications visit www.meetpie.com

M&IT/CAT Publications sponsor Best Business Event Award

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ScotRail

ScotRail is proud to be a sponsor of the Scottish Thistle Awards and the Best Visitor Attraction category. As the national rail operator, delivering over 90 million passenger journeys each year, we recognise the critical role that transport plays in supporting the Tourism Scotland 2020 strategy.  We are happy to work in collaboration with Scotland's tourism industry as we transform Scotland's railway to connect communities with opportunities, businesses with customers and visitors with destinations.

For more information on ScotRail visit www.scotrail.co.uk

ScotRail sponsors the Best Visitor Attraction category.

Become A Sponsor

Becoming a sponsor of the Scottish Thistle Awards in an excellent opportunity to reach thousands of tourism businesses which could be potential customers.

Scottish tourism represents a diverse range of small and medium sized enterprises with a variety of business needs. The Scottish Thistle Awards, a supportive and positive reward programme created by VisitScotland (Scotland's national tourism organisation) and run by the tourism industry reaches thousands of businesses who are receptive to the advice and promotional benefits created by the campaign.

The positive message of the awards and its reach across the industry gives sponsors an exciting opportunity to raise their profile, explain their products and gain access and insights to a sector of Scotland's economy which is worth £4 billion a year.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact info@scottishthistleawards.co.uk / 0131 472 2228 or click here to download our Sponsorship Brochure.