PROMOTING LOCAL BUSINESS
We believe business awards must have a goal. Dorset and South Somerset have a fantastic range of businesses, so our awards focus on showcasing those businesses. Using our 30 years experience organising business awards we have organised the Bridport Business Awards, The Yeovil Chamber Business Awards, the Sherborne Business Awards and are now launching the Dorchester and Poundbury Business Awards.
Our lunchtime awards are broadcast live online to maximise the number of viewers. At the same time, the ceremonies are (subject to restrictions at the time) open for all businesses and the public to attend.
To read more about either the Sherborne or Bridport awards click on the below buttons. For information about the Dorchester and Poundbury Awards go to the Latest News page below.
HIGH PROFLE BUSINESS EVENTS
We run four major seminars each year, with the seminars attracting close to 100 local businesses plus a streaming audience of over 300.
The next is our January BUSINESS BOUNCEBACK SEMINAR with more information on the Bounceback seminar page below.
Then in March, it's our annual B2B SEMINAR. In June it's our annual SOUTHWEST ECONOMIC FORUM. Details of both will be available early in the new year.
We also run seminars for individual companies. Please get in touch if we can help you.
BUSINESS BOUNCEBACK SEMINAR
FIVE HIGH PROFILE SPEAKERS
Our next major seminar is our BUSINESS BOUNCEBACK SEMINAR on Friday, 7th May 2021 between 09.00 and 10.30 (please note the new date due to the current restrictions).
The seminar is organised to help get business moving again. We have lined up five high profile speakers who will give their views and advice on the opportunities for our local businesses face. The speakers are the broadcaster, Declan Curry, Tej Parikh, Chief Economist at the IOD, Chis Loder MP, Mairead Taylor, Regional Director at NatWest Bank, and the Dorset entrepreneur Sarah Ali Choudhury.
The seminar will have a live audience who can ask questions (subject to restrictions at the time) plus live online broadcasting to reach as many businesses as possible. The viewing numbers will be over 350 local business leaders.
Viewing details will be available asap.
MAKING BUSINESS CONTACTS PLUS GREAT SPEAKERS
Until the lockdown, we were running monthly networking breakfasts with high profile guest speakers. These networking breakfasts were attended by 207 business leaders, during the twelve months up to the lockdown.
During the summer lockdown, we continued running regular networking sessions, but now online attracting over 80 different businesses, while recordings of the sessions reached a further 170 local business leaders. Our range of speakers included the West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Dorset Police Commissioner, Martyn Underhill, Tej Parikh, Chief Economist at the IOD, the entrepreneur Sir Rob McCabe, the broadcast journalist Declan Curry, the owner of Conker Gin, Rupert Holloway, the head of the South West Tourism Alliance, Alistair Handyside and the Chief Executive of Dorset Mind, Marianne Storey.
We can now announce that we will be resuming monthly networking breakfasts in February 2021, subject to restrictions at that time.
DORSETS MOST EXPEREINCED MARKETING COMPANY
We have worked with a range of clients during our careers in national and local media, through to advertising and design agencies. It's a constantly changing business and we have changed as the marketing skills needed have changed.
We work with clients large and small and we work with budgets large or small as well. From social media to a complete marketing plan, we will work with you on sections of your marketing or the whole thing.
To give you an idea of some the local businesses we have worked with over the last ten year have a look at the logos on the right.
And then get in touch to see if we can add your logo to the opposite page.
Wednesday, 16th December 2020:
We held the launch of the Dorchester and Poundbury Business Awards on Wednesday, 16th December 2020 at the Keep Museum in Dorchester.
To watch the awards launch click on the below. Please note the launch starts four minutes into the recording.
Thursday, 3rd December 2020. The Dorchester and Poundbury awards website is now live www.dandpbusinessawards.co.uk.
Monday,23rd November 2020
We announce that our networking breakfast will relaunch in February 2021, subject to local restrictions.
Thursday, 5th November 2020:
Hear our interview about the Sherborne Business Awards on Sherborne's Abbey FM. First broadcast 5th November 2020.
Just click below.
Monday, 2nd November 2020: Our Bridport Business Awards website is now live: www.bridportbusinessawards.co.uk.