We exist as an organisation because of our members, so it is great to know that members appreciate the work we do to support Tourism businesses in the Brecon Beacons. Here are some of the latest comments from our members:
Since joining BBT in 2014 our sports, leisure and tourism business has seen many changes and some seriously contrasting seasons. The support, information and updates from BBT on the other hand have been consistent and dependable. In 2020 we haven’t needed to be concerned about interpreting and unpicking all the government guidance, restrictions and information because BBT have promptly and efficiently done all that work for us. The introduction of their closed Members Facebook Group has also meant organic member-generated support alongside a direct line to Laura and Julia as well as Welsh Government. I just cannot stress how important BBT membership is to our small, family business – they are worth their weight in gold!
Clare, Want to Canoe
Although I rarely make it to meetings, being a member of BBT is invaluable to our business. It allows us to network with other tourism and hospitality providers and to keep abreast of what’s going on locally. In 2020 we have found BBT to be constant, clear and timely in terms of helping us to interpret the many guidelines issued by Welsh Government during the COVID Pandemic. I can honestly say BBT has been the very best source of advice and support to us this year, and we are grateful to be part of their organisation.
Nicola, Bakers Table, Talgarth Mill
When we moved to the Brecon Beacons five and a half years ago to start our holiday accommodation business BBT’s help was not only very helpful but it was always so friendly. Through the regular networking events we quickly made contacts with other BBT members becoming part of a supportive community. In addition, the workshops we’ve attended focusing on social media have helped to improve our marketing skills.
Throughout 2020 BBT has provided support and timely clarification on both Welsh Government COVID-19 related regulations and the grants available which, along with their lobbying on behalf of local tourism businesses, has been invaluable.
Mark and Hilary, Glanpant
We are so thankful for being part of Brecon Beacons Tourism, for all the support and advice received. This year has been a difficult year for most trades but especially for our Campsite which only opened 2019, so with our 2nd year being in the middle of the pandemic it really put alot of pressure on us. Laura has been so helpful with all her advice, making the months we were able to operate, successful. Laura has always been contactable and reliable! I would highly recommend anyone new to tourism to be part of Brecon Beacons Tourism for their valued support!
Mary, Bryndu Caravan and Camping
BBT membership has been priceless this year, as a member I’ve had regular updates both via email and social media with up to the minute news that effects my business. I’ve felt supported, heard and understood during what has been the most challenging year I’ve experienced in 18 years of business ownership. When you are a sole trader, knowing you have good people there to support you makes a huge difference.
For Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages we found, certainly in the early days of the Pandemic, the on-going support from Laura and Julia very helpful, supportive and factually informative. Regularly ensuring that the correct information was fed through to the members. It was massively helpful when there was so much confusion and so many business were in jeopardy. Elizabeth, Brecon Holiday Cottages
BBT has provided an invaluable source of information and advice on the implications on tourism of the Pandemic. Being on the border of England and Wales has made it particularly challenging with regards to different responses and BBT has helped to navigate those challenges. Andy, Hay Festival
We would have no hesitations whatsoever in recommending membership of BBT. This year in particular, the useful and regular communications about changing rules and regulations and financial support availability has been invaluable. There have also been many opportunities, throughout our many years of membership, to network with others in the industry and also to undertake training to assist with running and marketing the business. Jo, The Angel
A huge thank-you for all the effort you have put into the support and guidance given. Letting us members have the facts and figures at each twist and turn throughout the year. Steve and Bronwyn, The Lodge Brecon
Thank you all for your hard work. You’ve done a brilliant job communicating everything to us and answering questions. Tanya and Duncan, Cambrian Escapes
Just a note to say a big thank-you for your support over the past year – it has been very depressing, but it was very useful to have your updates about regulations, grants, making our business Covid safe, etcI felt I didn’t have to trawl through all the confusing, continually changing and only party relevant government publications, as you lot were doing it for me, and letting me know the important and relevant stuff. This also helped us feel less alone, and like someone was our voice over things that mattered. Jon and Carole, Bridge Cafe BnB
Many thanks from Dan Yr Ogof for all your amazing efforts on everyone’s behalf in BBT. Ashford, Dan Yr Ogof, National Showcaves
I have very much appreciated all your summaries of the regulations in Wales over this last year – they really do cut through all the waffle and make it easier for us all to work out what we can do and offer to clients. Joanna
Thank you for the fantastic work you have done for the members during this very difficult year. You have worked tirelessly to ensure that we got the correct information on time. With so many different websites and announcements it nice to get clear and succinct messaging from you. James, Gliffaes Hotel
To find out more about joining BBT, please visit our Membership pages or pop us an email with any queries at all.