Marketing West Events promoting and supporting local businesses with grassroots business awards in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Wimborne, Dorchester/Poundbury, Weymouth, Bridport, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Axminster, Lyme/Charmouth and Seaton/Sidmouth.

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Just click on the below link to watch the 2022 awards.


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These are grassroots business awards focussing on celebrating and promoting the quality and range of local businesses in the Dorchester area. 

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

1.   The role of the awards is to promote the range and quality of local businesses.

2.   Entry will be free.

3.   Judging will be independent and online with no outside influence.

4.   There will be a category for every business.

5.   The awards ceremony will be open to all. The cost to attend will just be the cost to us.

Comments about our Awards

"The Dorchester Business Awards are a significant marker of our local post-Covid recovery, a really encouraging and optimistic event that I was honoured to be part of."

Lord Fellowes of West Stafford

"It was an absolute pleasure to meet and speak with all the Christchurch winners and know that, although we have all had a tough two years all types of businesses are bouncing back; there certainly was an eclectic mix of companies which was wonderful to see.

As I may have said, Christchurch has my heart and I applaud any initiatives such as your Business Awards Scheme that makes a positive step towards generating business in the Christchurch area.

Thank you again for such a lovely occasion and your hospitality."

Cllr Mrs Avril Coulton, Mayor of Christchurch

“The Business Awards are the best thing to happen in Dorset for many years. It is so rewarding to see how businesses across the County recognise their value and have responded by entering the various categories. Onwards and upwards!”

Barry White, Retired Solicitor, Poundbury

"I am really honoured and hugely proud to have won this Overall Business Award.  I'm so pleased for the Barker staff members, who have worked so hard, pulling together brilliantly as a team, particularly over the last two years to come through such difficult times.​"​

Matthew Barker, The Barker Group, Poole

You could tell the businesses were genuinely moved to receive awards, and that it meant more to them because as the Wimborne Business Awards, it was ours as a town.

We were really happy with the way we were kept in the loop and kept in touch throughout the whole process. Communication and clarity were terrific with a constant supply of updates and information." 

Tammy Sleet, Manager, Wimborne BID


Being recognised as the best by guests who dine in our restaurant week in, week out is what Weymouth and Portland are all about! Keep it local. A great boost for business.”

Chef Eric, Les Enfants Terrible, Weymouth


It was wonderful to win last year – Overall winner and Best Customer Service too - which I was particularly pleased about for the team who really do look after our customers.  Such a thrill for us all and our customers were pleased too!”

Caroline Parkin, Leakers Bakery, Bridport


“We entered the Dorchester and Poundbury Awards thinking nothing ventured nothing gained. It was so nice to see businesses networking together during the awards. Not only did we win our category, but the overall best business as well! We could not believe it, We would like to say to all the businesses out there enter as you have a lot to gain!”

Neil Strudwick, Goldcrest Jewellers, Dorchester


“I wanted to write and thank you for our wonderful award.  It was a real boost for moral to be recognised as a new business after what has been such a challenging year to open and operate in. It was lovely to meet fellow local businesses and also for the awards to be so fair.  Please pass on my thanks to all those who organised such a wonderful event. It was hugely appreciated.”

Doune Mackenzie Edwards, The Queen’s Arms, Corton Denham, Sherborne

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Best Place to Work

Best Use of Innovation

Café, Pub, Casual Dining 

Excellence in Customer Service

Family Business of the Year

Green/Eco-Business of the Year

Health, Beauty and Fitness  

Independent Business of the Year

Local Artisans and Producers

New Business of the Year

Outstanding Community Support

Professional Services Business 

Retail Business of the Year

Young Entrepreneur/Rising Star 

Overall Business of the Year

2021 Winners

Medusa Apothecary

Bean on the Green

Goldcrest Jewellers

Key Digital

Dorset Wine Company

The Soap Coach

The Thimble Inn


Bonjour Cafe

Jurassic Meats

Rosie Lees

RiskSTOP Group

Porter Dodson

Rebuild Cost Assessment

Spike Fitness

Business of the Year 2021

Goldcrest Jewellers

2022 Winners

BrambleWood Soap Co

RiskSTOP Group Ltd

Copper Street Brewery

Tom Browns Pub

Goldcrest Jewellers

Dorwest Herbs

Polly Greenway of DOMVS

Shire Hall Museum

Parkers Property Consultants


The Drawing Office

Purple Office

Robin James Aveda Dorchester

Amy Moore - Dorset Museum

Purple Office

Business of the Year 2022

  Purple Office

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Photos Courtesy of DorsetBizNews and Dorchester Nub News

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T: 01935 83146 

Awards Creators and Organisers Marketing West SW Ltd.

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