Campaign Supporters

The problems caused by the way the 2006 fire regulations (RRFSO) are being enforced have been recognised universally across the tourism industry in particular.

The organisations below, representing over 460,000 small businesses, are key supporters of the Fire Safety SENSE Campaign:

Click on each logo to go to the organisation's own website.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
Britain's biggest business organisation

The Federation of Small Businesses is Britain's biggest business organisation: with over 215,000 members the FSB is bigger than all the other business organisations combined. It exists to protect and promote the interests of the self-employed, and all those who run their own business.

The FSB has a Westminster Press and Parliamentary office, and also has Press and Parliamentary Offices in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast to lobby the devolved assemblies on behalf of members. In addition the FSB has access to the European Commission through their office in Brussels.

Federation of Small Businesses

The UK's Official Tourism Organisation

VisitBritain is Britain's national tourism agency, responsible for marketing Britain worldwide and for developing England's visitor economy. It works in partnership with thousands of organisations from across the UK.

VisitBritain is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to promote Britain overseas as a tourist destination and to lead and co-ordinate the domestic marketing of England. VisitBritain also works in partnership with the national tourist boards in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to promote an attractive image of Britain. It provides impartial tourism information and gathers essential market intelligence and insights for the UK tourism industry.

VisitBritain operates in 35 overseas markets, including the emerging markets China, Poland, Russia and South Korea.


The Tourism Alliance
The Voice of the UK Tourism Industry

The Tourism Alliance is the Voice of the Tourism Industry. Established in 2001 with the support of the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, the Tourism Alliance comprises some 50 Tourism Industry Organisations that together represent some 200,000 businesses of all sizes throughout the UK.

The purpose of the Tourism Alliance is to identify and develop policies and strategies to raise standards and promote quality within the industry and work with and lobby government on all key issues relevant to the growth and development of tourism and its contribution to the economy.

The Tourism Alliance

Alastair Sawdays
Award-winning guidebook publishers

Sawdays are perhaps best known for their "Special Places to Stay" series of guidebooks, now part of a wide lineup of publications covering B&Bs, hotels and self-catering accommodation over a number of countries.
In 2005 Sawdays won a Business Commitment to the Environment Award and in 2006 a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Sustainable Development category.

Alastair Sawday's

Farm Stay UK
The largest network of farm-based accommodation in the UK

Farm Stay UK have over 1,200 providers offering either bed and breakfast (B&B), or self catering which can be in cottages, converted farm buildings, log cabins or static caravans, and even touring camp/caravanning sites for those who wish to take their own "home". All are run by friendly families on working farms up and down Britain, waiting to offer guests a warm personal welcome and a unique taste of country living at its best. Whether in the original farmhouse, a farm cottage or in converted stables or barns, the hosts aim to make their guests feel completely at home.

Farm Stay UK

The Bed & Breakfast Association
The UK trade association for B&B owners

The Bed & Breakfast Association is the UK trade association for the bed & breakfast sector, representing the 20,000 or so family owned and run B&Bs throughout the UK. The Association is a member of the Tourism Alliance.

Bed & Breakfast Association

South West Tourism
The regional tourist board for the South-West of England

South West Tourism is the Regional Tourist Board for the South West of England, a partnership of both private enterprise and the public sector. It works to encourage the promotion and development of tourism across the South West (Bath, Bristol, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire). For the past 30 years, SWT has been the only region wide organisation working for, and representing the interests of tourism businesses across South West England. With over 5,000 members, SWT provides tourism businesses with the latest relevant information on current and future issues, for those who earn their living from tourism and who need to be up to date with its development.

Malcolm Bell, Chief Executive, comments: "Safety of our guests has been, and still is, the highest priority for our industry, but we must ensure that all systems and procedures are fully " fit for purpose" and that we do not have inappropriate and excessively costly solutions. We can ensure the safety of our guest in a cost effective and sensible way and that should be our shared goal"

South West Tourism

Tourism South East
The regional tourist board for the South-East of England

Tourism South East (TSE) is the strategic tourism body for the South East of England, with more than 2000 commercial and 70 local authority members.

Tourism is recognised as one of the principal economic drivers in the South East, as a 10 billion+ industry. TSE is the largest geographical regional tourism organisation in England, covering some 19,000 square kilometres across nine counties: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

With more than 18 million trips including an overnight stay by domestic visitors, more than four million by overseas visitors, and some 190 million day trips per year, the South East represents the largest visitor economy outside of London.

Tourism South East

The English Association of Self-Catering Operators

The English Association of Self Catering Operators (EASCO) is the co-ordinated National voice of self-catering operators throughout England.

EASCO was formed twenty years ago when the self catering associations from a number of England's major seaside resorts joined forces to lobby Government on a number of issues which were current at that time. The original name was BSCF (British Self Catering Federation), but was changed to EASCO when Wales and Scotland gained their own Tourist Boards.


The British Institute of Innkeeping

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) is the professional body for the licensed retail sector. It is the industry's leading membership organisation, with over 17,000 members across the UK.

The BII is also the leading awarding body of qualifications for the licensed retail sector, through its wholly owned awarding body, BIIAB.

British Institute of Innkeeping

Norfolk Tourism
The Official Tourism Organisation for the County of Norfolk

Norfolk Tourism is the county's established public and private industry Partnership. Funded by its 55 partner organisations, the Partnership acts as a forum for all Norfolk's tourism businesses and local authorities and actively promotes the county as a tourism destination.

Visit Norfolk

Bed & Breakfast News magazine
The only magazine dedicated to the B&B Proprietor

Bed & Breakfast News is the only magazine in the UK specifically for proprietors of bed & breakfast premises.

Bed & Breakfast News magazine