Southampton STAR Awards Reveals Semi-Finalists

The semi-finalists have been announced for the Southampton STAR Awards at an event held at the Grand Café, last Tuesday 5 March. Among the semi-finalists, there are over ten levy payers on awards such as “Rising star” and “New Business”.

The Southampton STAR Awards were launched by ROUTEpr and Events, in association with GO! Southampton BID and supported by local businesses, at a time when the city is flourishing and playing host to more than four million* visitors a year eager to discover its impressive cultural offering. (*Discover Southampton)

The awards were launched to honor and bring public recognition for varied achievements and positive contributions from professionals working across the hospitality, tourism and retail sector, these new awards – featuring star-studded categories – recognise and celebrate the Southampton postcode region’s best-loved businesses, which make a vibrant contribution to the city’s development as a visitor destination.

Annaliese Hughes, Vice Chair, GO! Southampton, said: “We congratulate all the semi-finalists. Every one represents a business covering tourism, hospitality and retail, which contribute significantly to our local economy and Southampton as a visitor destination.”

Winners will be announced during a glamour-filled, glitzy gala awards’ ceremony, hosted by TV’s Chris Jarvis, at the Southampton Harbour Hotel and Spa on Sunday 14th April. Tickets are available to purchase now from Tickets are £65+vat and include drink on arrival and three course meal. For more information about Southampton STAR Awards, visit or contact ROUTEpr on 01202 896698.

Jackie Phillipson, co-founder of ROUTEpr and Events, organiser and curator of the STAR Awards, said: “We are very excited to bring these new awards to the Southampton area, having focused on categories which are open to businesses, suppliers and individuals. As we approach final judging, we are working on staging a glamorous and stunning gala ceremony which will be the standout event for making regional tourism connections in Hampshire.”

The Southampton STAR Semi-Finalists 2019 are:

Dining Experience

Lakaz Maman 
The Jetty, Ocean Village
Beefy’s Hilton at Ageas Bowl 
Mango Thai Tapas      
Ennios Al Porto           
Grand Café     
Spot in the woods      

Here 2 There

Hampshire Executive Chauffeurs
Yomp and Chomp       
Seadogz Rib Charter  
Southampton Ghost Tours
Mayflower Heritage Guides    
Steamship Sheildhall  
Southampton Airport   

Hotel Of The Year

Spot in the Woods 
Hilton at the Ageas Bowl        
Southampton Harbour Hotel and Spa            
Best Western Chilworth Manor          

Night Time Economy

The London Hotel       
Orange Rooms      

Event / Pop Up

Shop Creative (The Graduate Collective Ltd)            
The London Hotel       
Southampton Ghost Tours     
Southampton Boat Show       

Shopping Experience

W J French & Son      
Robins Nest Emporium           
Ange’s Brows and Beauty

Top of the Class, Education

The Daisy Chain Group / Crazy Daisy Clarity Club   
See Southampton       
Solent Creatives

New Business

Room2 Southampton  
My VIP Card   
Limitless Float 
Olive Southampton     
8DOL Limited 

Mix Master (Public Vote)     

Damaine Hinds, Banana Wharf                                  
Dan Hanson, Orange Rooms                         
Scott Roberts, Orange Rooms                                   
Adam Clarke, Dolphin Hotel  

Leading Star   

Andrew Frewing-House, Southampton Ghost Tours 
Shirley Pinn, Destination Southampton                                                          
Welcome Desk Team, See Southampton                                                                  
Sonya Collins, DAIS                                                                                       
Anita Blizard, Anita Bee Holistic Therapies                                                    
Lauren Sutton, Dolphin Hotel                                                                         
Jodie Harnett, Trevor Mitchell International                                                   
Nathan Chart, Chilworth Manor

Environment / Green Initiative

Yomp and Chomp

Future Proofing & Innovation

Shop Creative (The Graduate Collective Ltd)            
Room2 Southampton  
My VIP Card   
Limitless Float 
Aspire Business Clubs          

Rising Star (Public Vote)                 

Maddy Alexander-Grout, My VIP Card                                               
Michelle Thomas, Room2 Southampton                                
Lewis Folland, Steamship Sheildhall                                      
Jan Pavelka, Jan Pavelka Photographer                   
Tom Weston-Davies, Dolphin Hotel                                       
Dan Mawditt, Orange Rooms            


The London Hotel       
See Southampton       
Southampton Tourist Guides  
Hilton By Double Tree 
Dolphin Hotel