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Awards Ethos

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

  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.



The 2022 Awards launched at a special breakfast on Friday, 10th December 2021. To find out more about the awards click on the photo below of some of the attendees.





The awards ceremony will be on Thursday, 7th April 2022 at the Dorset Museum in Dorchester.


Entries close on Friday, 14th February 2022. To enter please click on the relevant buttons below. Also please read the Guidelines and Terms and Conditions.

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Latest News - 15th January 2022

We've produced a short video with seven tips for writing an entry. Just click on the left-hand image below to watch it.

We've also created a LinkedIn group, with regular updates and the latest information about the awards, for supporters, sponsors and entrants. To apply to join the group just click on the right-hand image below.


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These are the finalised 2022 categories, to ensure there is a category for every business.

Best Place to Work

Best Use of Innovation

Cafe, 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 Produce

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



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T.01935 83146 

Awards creators and organisers Marketing West SW Ltd.


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