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About Us

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Marketing West SW Ltd was formed in 2012, working with a range of clients across the southwest. In 2019 the company set up Marketing West Events and now organises twelve local area business awards each year as well as four large seminars and networking breakfasts. The awards and seminars are also streamed via YouTube with viewings of over 3,500 in the last twelve months.

The management team and owners have many years experience running business events from 1,200 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, 200 at networking day seminars, to 20 at a local networking breakfast. 

The company also organises business events and seminars for clients and fundraising events for charity.

See the latest news page for videos of the streamed awards, the next local business awards and upcoming seminars.

MW Business Awards

    Local Business Awards


We run local business awards throughout Dorset and Devon. The awards focus on promoting local business. We run local business awards in Bridport, Sherborne, Poole, Dorchester/Poundbury, Weymouth, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Wimborne, Purbeck, Shaftesbury and Lyme Regis.Go to our Latest News page to view our upcoming awards and our streamed awards.

Awards Sponsors and Supporters

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Comments about our Awards

Below are just some of the comments businesses have made after our various awards throughout Dorset. The full copy of each one is available to view if required.

"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, Dorchester

"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." 

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 morale 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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MW Business Seminars


We run regular business seminars as well as seminars for our clients. Each seminar has a set of specialist speakers covering a current business topic. As with our business awards, each seminar is streamed live to maximise the audience. Numbers attending our mainly Dorset based seminars range between 40 and 80 local business leaders, while viewings of our streamed events and videos are now approaching 2,000 viewers.

Go to our Latest News page for details of our next seminar.


MW Networking Breakfasts

Networking Breakfasts

Our business networking breakfasts are planned to start again to run alongside our Business  Awards and Seminars with the first breakfast at the Pavilion in the Park, Poundbury on Thursday, 21st July. Email for information.

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Latest News- Summer 2022
Latest News

Upcoming Regional Business Awards 

Friday, 28th October -Poole Business Awards 2022

Thursday, 17th November - Jurassic Business Awards

Thursday, 23rd February -Purbeck Business Awards

Thursday, 12th January '23 - Sherborne Business Awards

Thursday, 26th January '23 - Shaftesbury Business Awards

Thursday, 9th February '23 - Bridport Business Awards

March '23 Awards will be added to this list in late summer 2022

Watch our Awards and Seminars
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To watch the latest business awards click on the relevant images below.

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Contact Us

Tel: 01935 83146

07872 019522


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