The UK Bed and Breakfast Association WEBINARS

This page features both upcoming live webinars which you can register for, and also recent webinars which you can watch at any time at your leisure - and of course rewind, pause, fast forward etc. as you wish.

1) Upcoming webinars open for registration now:

(You must register in advance to watch each webinar.)

[The next webinar will be scheduled shortly - keep watching this page.]

2) Recent webinars you can watch now:

How the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence can help your B&B business

Broadcast on Monday February 26th, 2024

David Weston of the B&B Association is joined by Vicky Parr from VisitEngland Awards for Excellence and Robin Barker from the South West and Beautiful South Tourism Awards, to explain how your B&B business can benefit from participating in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence - in particular:

1) How the local/ regional/ national system works
2) Which categories B&B owners can apply to
3) The benefits of applying - examples of past winners
4) Top tips on making the best application; and
5) Q&A

Andy Banner-Price from long-standing B&B Association member The 25 B&B in Torquay (twice voted "Best B&B in the World" in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards) will also be joining the panel to give his first-hand experience of being a local, national and global award winner.

Click below to watch the webinar (51 mins):

The slides shown during the webinar can be read by clicking here (PDF).

How to get involved - by Vicky Parr of VisitEngland:

1. Consider applying to your local competition
2. Consider which category or categories best suits your business - see:
3. Use the local competition finder to find the right competition to apply to for your location - see:

Cumbria Tourism Awards
Beautiful South Tourism Awards
South West Tourism Excellence Awards
(including Bristol Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards, Cornwall Tourism Awards, Devon Tourism Awards and Dorset Tourism Awards)
Worcestershire Tourism Awards
Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards
West Midlands Tourism Awards
Destination Lincolnshire Tourism Excellence Awards
Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards
Lancashire Tourism Awards
Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards
Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (REYTAs)
Visit York Tourism Awards
North East England Tourism Awards
Peak District & Derbyshire Tourism Awards
East of England Tourism Awards
Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards

4. Submit a fabulous application
5. Hopefully become a winner of the local competition and get automatically forwarded to the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

For more information about the B&B Association and how you can join us now for only 1.15 a week, click here for details.

How your business can gain tax rebates through Capital Allowances

Tuesday Dec 5, 2023

We talk to Capital Allowances reclaim expert Jason Batty, to find out how B&Bs, guesthouses and small hotels can gain many thousands in tax rebates, using actual examples of similar businesses he has helped - and we find out how you can start the process, with no financial risk.

Click below to watch the webinar (37 mins):

Click here to email Jason Batty at Eureka

"Trade Talk" Webcast hosted by eviivo, December 2022:

eviivo say:
As the country's official trade body, the UK's B&B Association has helped hundreds of independent accommodation providers with all aspects of running their business. By providing practical help and advice when dealing with day to day operations, and representing owners' interests with government, the Association has gained the respect of both businesses and policy makers. eviivo are therefore very pleased to welcome the Association's Chair, David Weston, to the first of a series of Trade Talks where we discuss with him the hot topics affecting the hospitality sector in the UK and beyond.

As well as catching up on many recent changes at Westminster, for the first of our chats we asked David about tourism taxes, registration schemes and financial support available to businesses. We also posed the questions that we know many hosts and hoteliers want to know the answers to today.

Read the full eviivo blog here.

Webinar Broadcast on 31 August 2022:

The Scottish Bed and Breakfast Association

New Short-Term Lets licensing rules: a briefing for Scottish B&Bs and guesthouses

This webinar gives B&B and guesthouse owners in Scotland an overview of the Scottish Government's planned local licensing schemes for "short-term lets", and an update on the latest situation - especially as regards guesthouses in planning "Class 7".

The licensing schemes will require action from B&Bs and from many guesthouses.
  • Host: David Weston, Chair, Scottish B&B Association
  • Guest panellist: Sinclair Williamson, Chair, Scottish Guest House & B&B Alliance

    Click below to watch the webinar (59 mins):

    Useful links:

    VisitScotland's information hub for property owners on the Short-Term Lets legislation

    Official Scottish Government guidance for hosts & operators

    Official Scottish Government supplementary guidance for Licensing Authorities, Letting Agents and Platforms

    Not yet a member of the B&B Association? It's only 1.15 a week - join us now here.

    Webinar broadcast on 30 June 2022:

    "BBA Purchasing Group webinar on energy costs for your business"

    Gurvinder Patara

    Above: Gurvinder Patara, collective purchasing expert and operator of the B&B Association Purchasing Group

    In this B&B Association webinar, collective purchasing expert Gurvinder Patara (who runs the B&B Association Purchasing Group) explains what B&Bs can do to minimise the impact of soaring business energy costs, and how the B&B Association Purchasing Group can help you make savings.

    A member told us last month:
    "We've been really impressed with the [B&B Association Purchasing Group] benefits and savings. We recently contacted them about our energy renewal contract, which was a bit complicated, but thankfully they helped us find the best deal. They saved us time and money so I would definitely recommend them to other B&Bs, especially for help with the energy renewals."

    Click below to watch the webinar (36 mins):

    Not yet a member of the B&B Association? It's only 1.15 a week - join us now here.

    Webinar broadcast on Tuesday 14 June 2022:

    "Capital allowances for B&Bs and guesthouses - unlocking unclaimed hidden tax savings in your property"

    Jason Batty

    Above: Jason Batty of Eureka Capital Allowances

    Many hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs have been able to claim large tax rebates, typically averaging 35,000 or so for B&Bs, in "Capital Allowances", with the help of experts in this specialist field. In this webinar, David Weston of the B&B Association talks to Capital Allowances expert Jason Batty of Eureka about how B&Bs can take advantage of the rules.

    Click here to email Jason Batty at Eureka

    Click below to watch the webinar (37 mins):

    Not yet a member of the B&B Association? It's only 1.15 a week - join us now here.

    Webinar broadcast on 1 June 2022:

    "Latest trends in payments for hospitality businesses -
    Payments, systems and your business"

    On 1st June 2022, Hospitality Today hosted a webinar for everyone involved in running a hospitality business and interested in the crucial question of 'how you get paid'. We looked at the latest trends in payments for hospitality businesses, and what business owners and managers need to know to maximise their profits through the effective use of today's payment technology and smart payment management techniques.

    The webinar was in an informal "Q&A" style, chaired by our Chairman David Weston (also publisher of Hospitality Today), and featured two experts: Kimberley Hoevers of Worldline, one of the leading payment processors (Click here to request a callback from Worldline), and Ian Hardwick of eviivo, one of the leading hospitality "property management system" (PMS) providers.

    Click below to watch the webinar (59 mins):

    How to Join us

    Joining the Bed and Breakfast Association is simple - just click the "Join Now" button below to go to the highly secure Stripe payment gateway and pay 60 now by credit or debit card or Apple Pay. Your payments are transacted directly and securely with the banks via Stripe (we never receive your card details).

    To subscribe now quickly and securely for 60 per annum, click on the "Join Now" button below:

    The above "Join Now" payment button supports Apple Pay if used on a compatible iPhone or iPad with Apple Pay set up on your device.

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