What’s your story?

No time, need more visitors, more income, help with projects, research, want to be better than everyone else and don’t know where to start?

Barrington Associates specialise in marketing and business support for the tourism and 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

We launched our consultancy in 2005 incorporating our favourite things. 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 have been inspired by some of the best entrepreneurs in the hospitality sector.

Friendly, knowledgeable and well-connected, we have more than 35 years experience and a proven track record of helping businesses to achieve what they want.

We have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of 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 workshops and training.

We are really proud to be the first port of call for so many fantastic tourism and hospitality businesses.  

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

Top of the list, research and creative, practical marketing and business development, followed closely by PR, websites, 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?

Whether you are a tiny cafe, a campsite that’s just starting out or a well-established hotel or attraction we would love to hear from you.

We are delighted 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 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
Say hello

Get in touch to see how we can help. Psst If your project has anything to do with being even more brilliant than you are already then we need to talk

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What do our clients think?

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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