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