Creative marketing, research and story telling experts 

No time, need more visitors, more income, help with projects, research or just want ideas on how to be better than your competitors and don’t know where to start?

About Us

Barrington Associates are specialists in marketing and business support for the travel, tourism & hospitality industry.

We love food and fun, travel, creative writing, research, good coffee, Luna (our dog), marketing, fund raising for great causes, learning new things, interesting jobs, watching seeds grow, quirky ideas, walking the South West coast path, creatures, telling a great story and inspirational people. 

Jill Barker from Middlewick Farm with Andy Cope from The Art of Being Brilliant

In 2005 we launched our tourism marketing consultancy incorporating all our favourite things (or nearly all of them, “Edible Eden” didn’t quite take off). The result, we have had the privilege of working with hundreds of small rural enterprises and large tourism organisations, helping them to succeed and be their best. Along the way we have had the added bonus of visiting amazing, award winning tourism businesses and being inspired by some of the best entrepreneurs in the hospitality sector.

We have loads of experience working with great people who are passionate about what they do and want to be the best. Clients include tourism and hospitality businesses, and destinations, local authorities and organisations across the UK all needing practical marketing support, project management or industry workshops/training.

Friendly, knowledgeable and well connected, we have more than 25 years experience and a proven track record of helping business to achieve their aims.
We have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of clients in the South West, the UK and internationally.  

We’re proud that to be the first port of call for so many businesses in the tourism, travel and hospitality sectors when they need help reach their goals.
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What services do we offer?

Services specifically for businesses in the tourism, travel and hospitality sectors including research, reports, audits, advice, support, marketing strategies, promotional materials, mystery shopping, customer care, digital support, social media campaigns, websites, press releases, talks, training, events, festivals, ceremonies, product launches, connecting like minded tourism businesses, and more!

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What sort of clients do we work with?

We are delighted to work with a variety of hospitality and tourism businesses, from the smallest cafe or campsite that is just starting out, to well established hotels and attractions.

Also we can list many authorities, large and small, and regional, national and international tourism organisations among our clients.

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Reviews, Comments, Testimonials

We love feedback!

Some of our previous clients have written testimonials to state their happiness with the work we have produced for them.

If you need more persuading, we’d be happy to put you in touch with our clients so you can talk in person about their experience of working with us.

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Contact us

Find out how to contact us to see if we can help your business.

Psst. If the project or issue you want help with has anything to do with visitors, customers, tourism, travel and hospitality, the answer will be YES!

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More Happy Customers for you

We help businesses to achieve their aims, whether they want to become more profitable, develop new products, research ideas, get more publicity through the media, attract more visitors or arrange events.

We guarantee that we will always go the extra mile.  

We are based in Somerset but work all around the UK so why not contact us to see how we can work together?

Some words from our Happy Customers

Extensive experience in the area of tourism

Nell Barrington’s professionalism and extensive experience in the area of tourism made her an obvious choice of consultant when we were rebranding and refocusing our tourism business. She helped to give us vital guidance which helped us to develop our successful future direction.

Marianne Williams

Formerly of East Lambrook Manor Gardens,

I was delighted to secure Nell’s Services

The whole world of tourism information is seeing huge changes in technology, consumer behaviour and economics. I was delighted to secure Nell Barrington’s services in helping to devise future solutions in this complex area. Her combination of creativity, reliability, flexibility and team-work made the project a huge success and laid innovative foundations for the future. I look forward to working with her again in the future.

Robin Barker

Managing Director, Services for Tourism

Nell’s expertise was invaluable

Nell proved a very efficient and wonderfully easy person to work with, she did all the work we agreed for a very reasonable price, her expertise was invaluable.


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