The Dorset Business Awards, organised by Dorset Chamber, is the largest event of its kind, and the most prestigious in the county, making the ceremony a major date in the business calendar. This year, more than 700 guests celebrated the success of 36 businesses, 12 of which left armed with a prize.

The awards are firmly established as the leading business celebration on the south coast and they are extremely important to the business community.

They showcase Dorset as the place of innovation, entrepreneurship and community and help us to drive investment in the area from those outside our county borders. It is a reminder of our successes and our talent and honours the incredible businesses and people who are a source of inspiration to us all. For winners and finalists it means a great deal, and has the potential to positively transform their business.

The awards are a powerful opportunity for you to build your brand and connect with a vast array of key business leaders and achievers. On behalf of the entire team, we hope you choose to be a part of the awards and get behind the Dorset business community for the betterment of all.

…Last night was the best DBA I’ve been to. You all put in an incredible amount of hard work planning and organising the event, so a huge congratulations and well done to everyone.

Rob Mitchell, Commercial Director.
AFC Bournemouth

Just an email to say how fantastic everything was last night at undoubtedly the best DBA yet. I know how much work goes in to arranging these events and you guys exceeded expectation once again so thank you for letting be a part of the awards.

Tony Beales. Managing Director
Beales Gourmet at the Italian Villa.

Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony Tickets

2020 dates TBC
The Windsor Hall, Bournemouth International Centre

Guests will receive first class hospitality with a drinks reception followed by the finest locally sourced 3-course meal, premiere entertainment plus the prestigious awards ceremony, this is an evening of celebration not to be missed.

Single Tickets:
Dorset Chamber members £90 +VAT
Non-members £100+ VAT

Table of 10:
Dorset Chamber members £850 +VAT
Non-members £950 +VAT

2019 Award Categories

Employee Health & Wellbeing Award

Sponsored by Ouch Training Team

Creative Impact Award

Sponsored by Liz Lean PR & Digital Storm

Excellence in Engineering & Manufacturing Award

Sponsored by REID Steel and Atlas Elektronik

Dorset Environmental Business Award

Sponsored by Dorset Wildlife Trust and Kingston Maurward

BV Dairy Investing in Dorset Award

Sponsored by BV Dairy

Lester Aldridge Company of the Year

Sponsored by Lester Aldridge

PKF Francis Clark Family Business Award

Sponsored by PKF Francis Clark

Enhanced Business Growth Award

Sponsored by Enhanced

Business Leader of the Year

Sponsored by Dorset LEP

Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by Superior Seals

Excellence in Exporting Award

Sponsored by HSBC and PSP Worldwide Logistics

TeamJobs Team of the Year

Sponsored by TeamJobs

2018 Awards Highlights

2017 Awards Highlights

Download Sponsorship Prospectus 2019