Here are a few suppliers that we are prepared to endorse at PASC. These companies are either entirely focussed on our sector or have specialist divisions to serve this sector. We have very strong personal contacts with all the Recommended Suppliers. They have all played their part in the formation of PASC and support its primary goal of a fairer regime of taxation and legislation for the professional self-catering sector.
We would recommend Members look closely at each of these companies to see that they can offer you as a business. Please feel free to contact PASC to ask any questions about these companies. If Members have similar companies that they can recommend we would very much like to hear more about them so we can follow up.
SuperControl is the leading dedicated self-catering online booking software solution, with over 1800 clients in the UK. The software allows the business owner to display online availability on a wide range of commercial sites and to manage all their own bookings. The software also includes a verified review option. The companies Managing Director, Robert Kennedy (a PASC board Member), has been instrumental in supporting the publication of key reports into our sector. These reports, available as downloads or in printed form from the Reports section of this website, have been key elements in support of evidence based lobbying.
A household name within the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry, the Quality in Tourism brand is synonymous with driving up standards and benchmarking businesses.
Quality in Tourism has been assessing properties and driving standards across the UK for over 15 years and are experts in the field, offering advice, support and assessments for tourism & hospitality businesses. Their approach of working alongside those in the industry has given them vast insight into what is required. The quality checks and mystery customer visits that they offer allows us to meet the demands of the more discerning visitor along with showcasing the very best that a property has to offer.
Premier Cottages is a Membership collective of four and five-star holiday cottage and complex owners throughout the UK. Established 21 years ago Premier Cottages has built up an enviable reputation for quality and service, and its Members have dominated both regional and national quality awards over the last decade. Members pay a Membership fee, related to the size of their business, and no commission. The bookings are made directly with the owner. Our relationship with Premier Cottages is very close as Beth Bailey, their Marketing Director, is also on the board of PASC.
Alder King are a Leading independent property, planning and building consultants offering expert advice on commercial property nationwide. They have a specialist division that focusses on Business Rate Appeals for the self-catering sector. This is led by Alan Morrish, who has successfully lead many appeals against unfair Business Rates Valuations. Alan has supported us in meetings with Valuation Office officials as well as helping us to understand the complexity of the subject. Alan is based at their Bristol office.
The AA have been inspecting and recommending hotels for over a century, and in 2018 celebrated 110 years in the hospitality industry. In collaboration with VisitEngland, VisitScotland, VisitWales and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, they have developed Common Quality Standards for inspecting and rating hotels, guest accommodation and self-catering properties.
Establishments that join the AA accommodation scheme can take advantage of a range of scheme benefits and membership offers.
Francis Clark are chartered accountants based across the South West England. They offer a range of financial services to a large variety of businesses. Our relationship with Francis Clark started many years ago, when the Furnished Holiday Lettings (FHL) legislation was being consulted upon, prior to becoming law. One of the partners at Francis Clark, John Endecott, was extremely helpful during this process and is now recognised as the leading expert on FHL and has written books on the subject, these are available in the Publications section of this website. John is based at their Exeter office.
Pavey Group Insurance
Pavey Group is a full-service insurance company based in Torquay. The Cottagesure insurance package was created 18 years ago by Pavey Group as a bespoke solution specifically for owners of individual holiday homes and holiday cottage complexes throughout the UK. The product is regarded as market leading in respect of the particularly wide cover it offers, with the policy being underwritten by global award winning Insurer – Royal & Sun Alliance.