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Hear from eight experts covering the issues facing businesses post lockdown. including staffing, business growth, opportunities, threats, planning and investment. Just click on the below to view from 08.20 on

Thursday, 21st October 2021.

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Invitation to

Time: 07.30 to 10.00

Date: Thursday, 21st October 2021

Venue: Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Also live streamed on this website.

You and a colleague are invited to join us for complimentary breakfast and the seminar. However, places are strictly limited so please book as soon as possible.

To join us just click on the below link, fill out your details and submit the form.


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The South West Business Forum 2021

Our Speakers

Jon Bird-Dorset County Council -Regeneration

Chris Conroy -Dorset Police-Business Scams

Nick Gregory -Dorset Growth Hub -Business Funding

Martin Varley - Humphries Kirk- Commercial Issues

Stephanie Dyke - Blue Fox Wealth - Financial Management 

Simon Ellson - Action Coach -Business Planning

David Mutton-Dorset LEP -Staff Skills Development

Rebecca Phillips - Dorset LEP -The State of the Employment Market

Hear from eight experts covering the issues facing businesses post lockdown. including staffing, business growth, opportunities, threats, planning and investment.

Growing Your Business Post Lockdown

07.30: Arrive, Teas and Coffees

07.50: Complimentary Breakfast

08.20: Presentations

10.00: End


Thank you to the SWBF 2021 Sponsors

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About Us

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 organise ten local area business awards each year as well as four large seminars and networking breakfasts. The awards and seminars are also live-streamed with viewings of over 2,000 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 to 20 at a local networking breakfast. 

The company also organise business events 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, Devon and Somerset. The awards focus on promoting local business. We have already run local business awards in Bridport, Sherborne and Dorchester/Poundbury with Weymouth/Portland and Lyme Regisawards happening in July and August. Three more awards will happen in the autumn. Go to our Latest News page to view our upcoming awards and our streamed awards.


MW Business Seminars


We run four business seminars a year 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 seminars range between 40 and 80 local business leaders, while viewings to 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 start again in September. The details of the first breakfast will be on the Lastest News page of this website at the beginning of August.

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Latest News

9th August 2021- Our next major seminar will be on Thursday, 21st October at the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester. This seminar will also be live-streamed. Details will be announced in early September.

5th August 2021- Announced the Axminster Business Awards. More information is available via the website: www.axminsterbusinessawards.co.uk.

5th August 2021- Announced the Poole Business Awards. More information is available via the website: www.poolebusinessawards.co.uk.


4th August 2021- Ran the Lyme Regus Business Awards. The awards were also live-streamed and can be viewed via the awards website: www.lymebusinessawards.co.uk.

Live Streamed Awards and Seminars

To watch our June Business Bounceback seminar, our Sherborne Business Awards, our Bridport Business Awards or our Dorchester/Poundbury Business Awards just click on the relevant image below.

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Contact Us

Tel: 01935 83146

07872 019522

Email: networking@marketingwest.co.uk