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About Us

Our Local Business Awards

In 2019 the company set up Marketing West Events and now organises local area business awards as well as networking breakfasts and our Winners Receptions etc. A great way for local businesses to get recognition and for business people to meet new contacts.

The grassroots business awards are in Bournemouth, Poole, Ringwood, Christchurch, Gillingham, Wimborne, Dorchester, Weymouth, Portland, Bridport, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Lyme/Charmouth, Ferndown and Purbeck, plus regional awards in West Dorset, East Dorset and North Dorset - 18 amazing awards in total promoting and celebrating the fantastic local businesses in each area.

 

The awards have already had over 2,400 entries, 950 local business leaders at the awards ceremonies, over 4,000 have watched our awards videos, our awards websites have been viewed over 11,000 times and by organising the awards it means we have invested over £100,000 back the region's local economies of Dorset.

Upcoming awards are:
Thursday, 30th November -Gillingham Business Awards
Thursday, 11th January -Sherborne Business Awards
Thursday, 25th January -Shaftesbury Business Awards
Thursday, 8th February -Purbeck Business Awards
Thursday, 29th February -Jurassic Business Awards
Thursday, 7th March -Bridport Business Awards
Thursday, 21st March =Bournemouth Business Awards
 
To find out more about our awards here's a short video that tells you more. Just click on the below to view it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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West Dorset Business Awards
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"We at ActionCOACH are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the West Dorset Gold Awards.

The principles behind the awards are aligned with our own values at ActionCOACH.  Two of our "points of culture" are "excellence" and "success", so we are proud to align with this initiative that highlights top-performing businesses across West Dorset.

We look forward to meeting all involved and congratulating the winners!"

Action COACH West Dorset

"Higos Insurance are proud to be sponsoring the Independent Business award at the 2023 West Dorset Gold Awards. Our local area has a wide variety of great businesses, all bringing something unique to our communities. It has been a hard few years for business and it is great to be able to recognise the hard work and achievements in this area. Higos enjoy being part of the West Dorset community, working with and supporting local traders and companies."

Higos Insurance Services

"Battens Solicitors is a proud sponsor of the Green/Eco Category. As a 300 year old law firm, we understand the challenges we all face at this time. We are delighted to support both the awards and the vibrant business community here in West Dorset. "

Battens Solicitors

Purple Accountants of Poundbury, Dorchester are thrilled to be sponsors of the Family Business of the Year Award at the West Dorset Gold Awards.

As a business providing accountancy and taxation services to family businesses throughout the South we understand first-hand the challenges faced by family businesses and have developed our live management accounting service to assist these businesses to improve and prosper.

We look forward to presenting the award to the winner!

Purple Accountants

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A big thank you to our sponsors below
who make the awards happen

Sponsors-Supporters
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East Dorset Business Awards Categories

The East Dorset Gold Awards consist of the category winners of our 2023 Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Wimborne, Ferndown and Purbeck Business Awards. The winning category entry/nomination from each local awards has been entered for the 'Gold ' awards.

The East Dorset Gold Business Awards categories are:

B2B Business of the Year

Best Place to Work

Café/Pub/Casual Dining

Customer Service

Digital Innovation 

Family Business of the Year

Green/Eco of the Year

Health and Fitness of the Year

Local Business with less than ten staff

Independent Business of the Year

New Business of the Year

Outstanding Community Support

Retail Business of the Year

Young Entrepreneur/Rising Star

EAST DORSET BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

The awards ceremony will be held in Spring 2024

East Dorset Awards Sponsors and Supporters

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Our Full List of our Business Awards Sponsors and Supporters

Here are some of our one hundred plus awards sponsors and supporters in no particular order.

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Seminars
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MW Business Seminars

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.

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MW Networking Breakfasts

Networking Events

Linked to each of our awards are a series of networking breakfasts and lunches, not just about the awards, but regular networking events. To find out more about these breakfasts and lunches go to the relevant awards website. Just enter the awards area and .co.uk and you can view the site and book places.

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Awards Videos
Watch our Awards and Seminars

To watch the latest business awards click on the relevant images below.

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Contact Us
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Contact Us

Tel: 01935 83146

Email: networking@marketingwest.co.uk

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