On Tuesday, 7th September 2021 we held our official launch of the Poole Business Awards at the Blue Boar Inn in Poole. Twenty invited guests joined us. Just click on the below to watch a short video showing excerpts from the launch.
Update as of 16th September 2021
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 Five-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.
The awards ceremony will be open to all. The cost to attend will just be the cost to us.
Entries are now open. Just click on the below to enter. Good luck with your entry.
Key Upcoming Dates
Monday, 4th October 2021: Entries close and the judging starts. Judging will be carried out by an independent group of judges. All judging will be via a secure online voting system.
Tuesday, 9th November 2021: The awards ceremony will be at the RNLI College with the winners announced. Numbers on the day will be between 60 and 80, based on any restrictions at the time. The ceremony will also be streamed live with total viewing figures of 400+ expected.
Our policy is to request social distancing and wearing masks in line with the restrictions in place in May 2021.
These are the draft categories. If there are others that you would like
considered please let us know.
Start-Up Business of the Year
Excellence in Customer Service Award
Best Place to Work
Independent Business of the Year
Best Customer /Client Service
Health, Beauty, Fitness Award
Green/Eco Business of the Year
Young Entrepreneur/Rising Star
Hospitality Business of the Year
Tourism Business of the Year
Artisan/Local Produce Provider of the Year
The Dorset Mind Excellence in the Community Award
Overall Business of the Year