OUR 2023 WINNERS
We're here for Local Business
THE AWARDS FOCUS IS ON PROMOTING LOCAL BUSINESSES, ENCOURAGING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS, AND CELEBRATING THE IMMENSE COMMERCIAL TALENT ACROSS THE AREA.
Why enter? The awards showcase the winners and help raise profile with existing and new clients/customers and suppliers/investors. They give a lift to employee morale, they boost reputations, confirm credibility and they promote winners in the area they do business. Sounds good to us - so enter and you could be a winner gaining these benefits too!
Watch the highlights from the 2023 awards and hear some of the comments. Just click on the below picture to watch.
Background to the awards.
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.
Watch the 2023 Christchurch Business Awards highlights
OUR 2023 WINNERS
Comments about the Awards
"We at ActionCOACH are delighted to be the lead sponsor of the Christchurch 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!"
“As a family-run clinic, we are very proud to be part of the Christchurch Business Community and sponsor these awards. Since we opened in 2019, the people and businesses of Christchurch have been incredibly welcoming and supportive. Our vision has always been to provide a dedicated home-from-home at the centre of our local community. These awards play a vital role in recognising and celebrating the brilliant businesses we have right on our doorstep.”
"NFU Mutual agency in Bournemouth are delighted to sponsor the Café, Pub, and Casual Dining category for a second year.
We’re a business that is embedded in the heart of the Christchurch community and understand how local businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. We love playing our part to help celebrate the successes of both nominees and winners."
"TC Filer Knapper and so delighted to support the Christchurch Business Awards. There is so much exceptional talent in the Christchurch business community, and this is a celebration of all the businesses and the excellence they demonstrate. Well done to all the participants."
"At Bournemouth & Poole College, we believe that a thriving community starts with inspiring and exciting workplaces. We’re proud to sponsor the Christchurch Business Awards for the Best Place to Work Award, recognising companies that prioritise their employees wellbeing, progression and overall satisfaction. We’re looking forward to celebrating the remarkable businesses that have been nominated for their positive work environments and for making a real difference to people’s lives through their commitment to being an exceptional place to work."
The 2023 awards showed again the fantastic array of businesses in the area and we, and our sponsors, are proud to help promote them and hope the awards help you discover new ones to support. These businesses , many independent and family owned, help to keep our town centres vibrant places that locals want to shop in and visitors want to enjoy. They stimulate innovation and competition and fortify our community.
The 2024 awards will launch early in 2024.
Our focus is on the quality and range of local businesses giving them a chance to gain recognition and promote themselves.
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 network while the awards presentation will also be streamed where possible 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 is free.
Judging will be independent and online with no outside influence.
There will be a category for every business.
Local businesses will have a chance to be involved by sponsoring a category at a realistic and competitive price.
The awards ceremony will be open to all. The cost to attend will just be the cost to us.
ABOUT THE AWARDS
2023 AWARDS CATEGORIES AND SPONSORS
B2B Business of the Year -Bridge Health and Wellbeing
Best Place to Work - - Bournemouth and Poole College
Cafe, Pub, Casual Dining - NFU Mutual (Bournemouth
Excellence in Customer Service -Hoburne Park
Family Business of the Year - TC Filer Knapper
Business of the Year (up to 10 employees) - Christchurch Chamber
Green/Eco-Business of the Year - Pro2Col
The Community Support Award - Stir Events
Independent Business of the Year- Williams Thomson Solicitors
New Business of the Year - Dorset Concierge
Retail Business of the Year - Action Coach
Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Christchurch BID
Overall Business of the Year
Shortlisted entrants are notified 2 weeks before the awards ceremony