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THE 2024 AWARDS WILL LAUNCH IN APRIL 2024
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Marketing West Events promoting and supporting local businesses with grassroots business awards in Bournemouth, Poole, Ringwood, Christchurch, Gillingham, Wimborne, Dorchester, Weymouth, Portland, Bridport, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Lyme/Charmouth, Ferndown and Purbeck, plus regional awards in West Dorset, East Dorset and North Dorset - 18 amazing awards in total promoting and celebrating the fantastic local businesses in each area.
As of May 2023, we have had over 2,400 entries, 950 business leaders at our awards ceremonies, our awards and sponsors videos have been viewed over 5,000 times and our awards websites viewed over 11,000 times. Also, the costs of our awards mean we have invested a total of £100,000 back into the local economies.
Café, Pub, Casual Dining
B2B Business of the Year
Rising Star-Young Entrepreneur
Best Place to Work
New Business of the Year
Excellence in Customer Service
Green/Eco Business of the Year
Independent Business of the Year
Retail Business of the Year
Business of the Year (up to 10 employees)
Community Support Award
Tourism Business of the Year
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COMMENTS FROM OUR 2023 SPONSORS
"We at ActionCOACH are delighted to be the lead sponsor of the Poole Business Awards.
The principles behind the awards are aligned with our own values at ActionCOACH. Two of our "points of culture" are "excellence" and "success", so we are proud to align with this initiative that highlights top-performing businesses across Dorset.
There is a diverse range of categories embracing all sectors across the county, so we look forward to meeting all involved and congratulating the winners!"
Action Coach West Dorset
"Bournemouth University is committed to supporting business and enterprise. The Poole Business Awards are a fantastic platform for local organisations to shout about all their achievements and showcase the amazing efforts of their people.
The Bournemouth University Business School is delighted to be sponsoring the Rising Star Award and we wish all the entrants the very best of luck."
"Bournemouth University is committed to supporting businesses and enterprise. The Poole Business Awards are a fantastic platform for local organisations to shout about all their achievements and showcase the amazing efforts of their people.
Bournemouth University is delighted to be sponsoring the Employee of the Year Award and we wish all the entrants the very best of luck."
Bournemouth University Business School
Filer Knapper Accountants
"NFU Mutual’s Bournemouth Agency are delighted to sponsor the Café, Pub, Leisure and Arts, Crafts and Local Produce Makers categories for a second year.
We are a business that is embedded in the heart of the Bournemouth and Poole community and understand how local businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. We are delighted to play a part in celebrating the successes of both nominees and winners."
NFU Mutual Bournemouth
These are grassroots business awards focusing on the quality and range of local businesses.
The awards are not an excuse for a party. The focus is on the entries and not the event. It's a chance for local businesses to get together, while the awards presentation will also be live-streamed to reach the maximum number of people.
OUR SIX-POINT PROMISE
The role of the awards is to promote the range and quality of local businesses.
Entry will be free.
Judging will be independent and online with no outside influence.
There will be a category for every business.
Local sponsors are welcomed. The cost of sponsorship is realistic and not exorbitant.
The awards ceremony will be open to all. The cost to attend will just be the cost to us.
2022 AWARD WINNERS
Lytchett Bay Soaps
Matthew Barker/Barker Group
Poole Seafood Festival
Rebecca East/Dutton Gregory
2021 Business of The Year
The Barker Group
Waste Not Want Not
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care
Natural Body Café
Perfect Party Tents
Bobby Young - Technical Lift Services
Emily Copeland - Get Lost Powerboat Training
2022 Business of The Year
Lewis - Manning Hospice Care