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Dorchester Business Awards

2025 AWARDS OPEN LATE 2024

 Dorset Local Business Awards 
Across the year ..... Across the County

Who are we?

Recognising Excellence, Rewarding Success

Welcome to the Dorchester Business Awards, the foremost platform recognising and rewarding business success in our community. Our mission is to highlight and reward those entrepreneurial businesses that have made great contributions to the local economy, business innovation and community spirit.

Local businesses are the backbone of the UK economy

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2025 Awards announced late 2024

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Watch the Dorchester Business Forum

Hear our three key speakers:

Nick Gregory, Operations Director at Dorset Growth Hub

Miranda Robertson from Bird Media publisher of the West Dorset Magazine

Chris Conroy from Dorset Police Cyber Security Unit

Just click on the below image to watch the short highlights video.

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2024 Award Entries Now Closed

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The Handelsbanken

Family Business Award

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The Duchy of Cornwall

Young Entrepreneur Award

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The Action Coach Independent Business

Award

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The Porter Dodson

B2B  Business  Award 

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The RiskSTOP

Best Place to Work Award

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Dorchester Town Council

Customer Service Award

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The Dorchester BID

Café/Pub/Casual Dining  Award 

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The Dorset Concierge Community Support Award

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New Business of the Year Award

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Purple Accountants Small Business Award

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West Dorset Magazine

Retail Business

Award 

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Awards Nomination & Entry

The entries and nominations are now CLOSED for the 2024 awards and OPEN for the 2025 awards late this year

Nomination Process for  Dorchester Business Awards

Engaging in the Dorchester Business Awards nomination process is a straightforward but fantastic way to recognise business excellence and innovation in Dorchester. Whether you're a business owner or a local resident, anyone can nominate a business. Here's how:

Step 1

Identify the Category

Step 2

Online

Submission

Step 3 

Fill in the

Details

Step 4

Submit Documentation

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Dorchester Business Awards Judges

 

A panel of independent judges assesses the Dorchester Business Awards entries and nominations. The process is done online and the judges cast their votes on a spreadsheet that is then entered onto the master spreadsheet giving us our winners.

Their independence from each other means the votes are a true reflection of their views with no outside influence.

Sponsors and Supporters of the 2024 Dorchester Business Awards

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We at ActionCOACH are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the 2023/24 Dorchester Business Awards. The principle behind the awards are aligned with our own value at ActionCOACH. Two of our "points of culture" are "excellence" and "success", so we are proud to align with this initiative highlighting top-performing businesses across the area

Headline Sponsor for the Dorchester Business Awards

Growth

Handelsbanken

The awards were great. Really well organised too
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