Lighthouse retains Best Business Venue Award


Lighthouse Poole has been named Business Events Venue of the Year at the South West England Tourism Excellence Awards, for the second year running.

The winners were announced last Thursday (14 March) in the Great Hall at the University of Exeter.

Lucy Funnell, Corporate Development Executive at Lighthouse, says: “We work very hard to make sure everyone who comes to Lighthouse has a great experience, whether they come to see a show, attend a conference, take part in a course, or present a trade fair.”

As well as its exciting programme of high quality and diverse arts and entertainment from national, international, and regional artists, over the last year Lighthouse has been proud to host an increasing number of commercial and non-artistic events for clients including the Open University, Poole BID, Arts University Bournemouth and the Women’s Institute.

“Not only is Lighthouse able to support business users deliver their events, our clients find that hosting events in an inspirational arts space offers them a welcome change of pace from their usual business environment,” adds Lucy.

The South West England Tourism Excellence Awards are recognised for the rigour and quality of judging, with independent judges spending months poring over entry submissions, websites, social media and review sites, as well as carrying out business visits, many of them mystery visits. Reports and recommendations are then submitted to an independent panel, who select the winners.

As a regional winner, Lighthouse continues in a judging process that could lead to the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence to be announced at a special event in June in Liverpool.

To find out how Lighthouse can help deliver your next business event call Lucy Funnell on 01202 781319, or email