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, fundraising 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 consultancy incorporating 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. They include tourism and hospitality businesses, 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 businesses to achieve their aims.
We have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of clients in the South West and the UK.  

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.
Picture of TMI conference dinner organised by Barrington Associates on Tower Bridge in London
What services do we offer?

Top of the list research and creative, practical marketing and business development plans followed closely by digital support, social media campaigns, websites, press releases, talks, public speaking, training, events, festivals, connecting like minded tourism businesses, and more!

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PIcture of workshop held at Foxes Hotel in Minehead showing tourism businesses form West Somerset attending a coastal networking event organised by Barrington Associates
Who 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.

We are happy to have worked with many local authorities and regional and national tourism organisations.

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Winner at Beautiful South Tourism Awards organised by Barrington Associates with Toby Anstis as host at the Grand Hotel in Brighton
What do our clients say?

We love feedback!

We work with great people who have given us lovely testimonials. We can provide written references if required.

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PIcture of Luna the grey lurcher on the beach with a smiling happy face, looks like she is talking
Get in touch

Contact us to see how we can help. Psst if your project has anything to do with being even more brilliant than you are already get in touch

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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.


Proprietor of Dove House, Dorset
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