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 an all-in-one property management system with bags of built-in flexibility. It has everything you need to analyse, optimise, manage and grow your business by increasing your control, saving you time and making you more money.
SuperControl does more than take bookings; its range of strategic tools and services provides a seamless self-catering business management and marketing solution. From attracting direct bookings, website integration, channel management and automating guest communications, SuperControl
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Premier Cottages is different. We are not an agency, nor an OTA, but are a membership collective of top-end independent self-catering operators who get together to jointly promote direct bookings to our properties. We are a small but highly successful platform for independent operators who wish to remain in control of their own pricing and business model, but who are looking for a bigger shop window in which to display their offering than they could achieve alone. We have a very substantial database and a very strong social media presence, which are key drivers to our award-winning website.
The QiT accreditation starts with a H&S focused, called Safe, Clean & Legal™. The accreditation involves registering, uploading various documentation such as risk assessments, insurance details etc. and answering some questions. The process is simple but comprehensive, it involves registering, uploading documents and supportive assessor visit, and starts from as little as £125 plus VAT.
SCL accreditation underpins all of QiT accreditation, but operators can subscribe to one of our other accreditations, and for PASC UK members that would usually be a REST (Responsible, Ethical & Sustainable Tourism) or STAR rating accreditation.
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.
Touch Stay is a digital alternative to your house binder and attraction flyers, giving guests easy-to-find answers to everything they need to know (before, during and after their stay). It’s easy to add headings, text, photos, videos, links and map pins. (And, yes, technophobes can do this!) It works on all devices and, if guests add the app (optional), it’s accessible offline too. No binders with missing pages; no disinfecting; no replacing outdated flyers. Just a simple and efficient first impression for your guests!
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.
Independent Cottages promotes a wide range of self-catering holiday homes across the UK for owners who want the freedom to manage their own properties and handle their own bookings. Independent Cottages have also been a great help to PASC UK, throughout the pandemic, promoting Membership and benefits of joining. They charge an annual listing fee with no additional commission or fees payable by guests or home owners. Holiday makers pay the price advertised straight to the owner.
GroupAccommodation.com has been running for over 18 years and generates direct enquiries for owners that can sleep 10+ . Our owners love us as they can have all their contact details on their GroupAccommodation page, including a website link. All enquiries go direct to owners. Owners and guests have immediate unfettered contact. Get to know your prospective guests, stay in control of your cash flow and income by taking direct bookings. We simply charge an annual subscription. A single night from a weekend booking should take care of that! No additional commission or hidden charges.
ACT Studios has been a trusted supplier to PASC members since inception supporting owners with high quality bespoke property marketing. Act has a professional photography team delivering high impact images and 3D virtual property tours. Each image is edited carefully by hand ensure best results in the UK.
It can also deliver bespoke quality web-design that covers all elements: branding, content writing, SEO, imagery, property software set-up, advice, on-going support and more.
The ACT team has always specialised in the self-catering market providing the upmost personal customer service and support.