Hinkley Tourism Action Partnership funded FREE Digital Online Training Programme - Making the most of the Coast - How the England Coast path in Somerset/Exmoor can benefit your business in so many ways

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Hinkley Tourism Action Partnership funded FREE Digital Online Training Programme - Making the most of the Coast - How the England Coast path in Somerset/Exmoor can benefit your business in so many ways

If you run a tourism and hospitality business (accommodation, attractions, experiences, cafes, pubs, transport providers) along the England Coast Path/South West Coast Path in Somerset or Exmoor and want to find out how you can use it to your advantage these workshops are for you.

Depending on which session you attend (see detail below) you will hear speakers from:

  • VisitSomerset/VisitExmoor/Exmoor National Park sharing what’s new and how they can help your business
  • The England/Somerset and South West Coast Path and opportunities to work with them
  • Businesses that are succeeding in marketing to walkers sharing their own practical tips
  • Industry experts offering useful advice on how to attract walkers, create experiences and the latest trends
  • Journalists sharing insights on what makes a great story and how to pitch it
  • Specialists sharing tips on how to get the best photography to make your business stand out from the crowd
  • Organisational and Clinical Psychologist and Wellbeing and Happiness consultant on how boosting your happy hormones on the England Coast Path can boost the wellbeing of businesses their staff and visitors alike.


You will also have time to meet and chat through ideas with other like-minded tourism businesses. 


Everyone who attends will get these three additional benefits:

  1. A workbook designed to develop this area of your business
  2. An opportunity to join the VESP programme of FREE business support. Under this scheme businesses will be matched with an industry expert with a range of skills to identify your business goals, opportunities, challenges and create a bespoke package of support
  3. Be in with a chance of winning a year’s membership at Visit Somerset at Silver level worth £425.00.


There are six exciting free workshops taking place soon, with limited places available on each, so make sure you book you places early to avoid missing out.

Thursday 25 November 2021 from 11am - 1pm

How to get the best photography of the England Coast Path and your business to wow visitors and ensure you stand out from the crowd - on your smartphone

Using your smartphone well to take great photos to help promote your business is far more achievable than many people think. This is a practical hands on session that will take you from wonky to wonderful photos.  You will find out about the general principles of professional photography, the benefits of good lighting, how to set up photos and top editing tips.

This event will empower you to take more photos and use them with impact on your online and social platforms. It will also coach you on how to use photography to connect effectively with existing and future customers.  This will be a practical hands on session so have your phones at the ready.



Nell Barrington - Barrington Associates. Nell has worked with over a hundred businesses along the Coast Path helping them to develop their products to attract new business.  She is also walking the Coast Path with her trusty hound Luna to raise money for charity.

Becky Craven has 20 years of marketing experience working with well known companies including Virgin Holidays, Sleeps12, AirBnB, Unique Homes Stays, Local Councils, Timberland, Clarks plus 1000’s of entrepreneurs. She been running her own photography business since 2006 and has developed a successful career in photography marketing after completing an MA Photography at Falmouth. 


Book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-get-the-best-photos-of-the-england-coast-path-and-your-business-tickets-176489012387


This workshop will be held online to save you the cost and time of travelling and are open to businesses based in West Somerset, Sedgemoor and on the coast in Exmoor. 


The numbers will be limited to make sure they are as interactive as possible, so make sure you book now to secure your place.  We look forward to seeing you and if you have any questions please get in touch.


This workshop is one of an exciting series of free business support webinars with more planned this year click here for more information.