The Dorset Business Awards

24 years of celebrating and honouring Dorset business success

The Dorset Business Awards is the largest and most prestigious event of the year, honoring businesses across Dorset from different sectors for their efforts and achievements.

The awards are open to all businesses in Dorset each year and serve to celebrate and reward our county’s great businesses and their diversity while raising the profile of all our finalists, not just the winners, at a local and national level.

Dorset Business Awards celebrate our 2018 winners & finalists


Business Leader of the Year Award, sponsored by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership

Winner
Tony Lockwood, managing director at BOFA International Ltd, Poole

Finalists
Georgina Hurcombe, managing director at LoveLove Films, Bournemouth
Jamie Sergeant, founder and director at Crowd, Bournemouth

Dorset Environmental Business Award, sponsored by Dorset Wildlife Trust and Poole Harbour Commissioners

Winner
Tops Day Nurseries, Bournemouth

Finalists
Neal’s Yard Remedies, Gillingham
Upton Country Park, Poole

Exporting Excellence Award, sponsored by HSBC and PSP Worldwide Logistics

Winner
Haystack Dryers, Ringwood

Finalists
Atlas Elektronik UK, Dorchester
Modulift, Poole

Outstanding Customer Service Award, sponsored by Beales Gourmet and Teachers Building Society

Winner
Sontronics, Poole

Finalists
Bluebird Care (Bournemouth & Poole), Bournemouth
Blue Sky Financial Planning, Poole

TeamJobs Team of the Year

Winner
Inspire Professional Services, Poole

Finalists
Siemens, Poole
Sunny Bird PR, Bournemouth

The Developing Talent Award, sponsored by Sunseeker

Winner
Greendale Construction Limited, Poole

Finalists
Inspire Professional Services, Poole
Ward Goodman, Wareham

Young Apprentice Ambassador of the Year, sponsored by Superior Seals Ltd

Winner
Tilly Cuttler from JP Morgan, Bournemouth

Finalists
Tom Davis from Cloudserve, Bournemouth
Gareth Holford from Weymouth College

Creative Impact Award, sponsored by Liz Lean PR and Digipigz

Winner
Salad Creative Ltd, Poole – Project Name: Commonwealth Games England Website

Finalists
The ID Group, Poole – Project Name: You Are The Media
Coastal BID, Bournemouth – Project Name: Go Bournemouth Coast

Employee Health and Wellbeing Award, sponsored by BWT Physio and Ouch Training Team

Winner
Organix, Wake up to Wellbeing, Bournemouth

Finalists
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bournemouth
Health-on-line, Bournemouth

Lester Aldridge Company of the Year

Winner
BV Dairy, Shaftesbury

Finalists
Actisense, Poole
Alfatronix, Poole

PKF Francis Clark Family Business Award

Winner
Hall & Woodhouse, Blandford Forum

Finalists
Marsham Court, Bournemouth
BV Dairy, Shaftesbury

The ScaleUp for Business Growth Award, sponsored Enhanced

Winner
Beyond Retail Ltd, Bournemouth

Finalists
DJS (UK) Ltd, Bournemouth
Unicorn Training Group Ltd, Bournemouth

UK Health Insurance Investing in Dorset Award

Winner
BV Dairy, Shaftesbury

FINALISTS
Sea-NC Engineering / Network Enterprise Complex, Portland
Sontronics, Poole

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