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Ferndown Business Awards

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

Who are we?

Recognising Excellence, Rewarding Success

Welcome to the Ferndown Business Awards, the premier platform celebrating the business excellence in our community. Our mission is to recognise and reward local businesses that have made significant contributions to the local economy, business innovation and community spirit.

Local Businesses are the backbone of the UK economy


The 2024 Ferndown Business Awards and Ferndown Business Exchange will launch at lunchtime on Thursday,4th July. Details below.

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Launch, Video and Awards '24 Details


The 2024 awards will be launched at our new Business Exchange at lunchtime on Thursday 4th July. This new business event will feature key Dorset guest speakers covering Awards and Writing a Winning Entry, Funding & Grants from the Dorset Growth Hub, Business Growth from Action Coach, Alan Coote from Monogram Media covering 'How to Positively Influence Your Customers', The Ferndown and Uddens BID on Supporting Local Business and Network to Meet New Contacts from the Total Guide to Dorset.  It will be a chance to hear from our experts, put questions to them, and  meet new contacts. The venue is the George Room at the George V Pavilion. We start at 12.15 with a chance to network, then lunch and then our speakers.



Then in August/September we will launch our Ferndown video, which will promote the range and quality of the local businesses. If you would like to be included let us know.

Then it's this years award's ceremony, which is at lunchtime on Thursday, 31st October. More news about that very soon.


Entries open Thursday 4th July at the Ferndown Business Exchange.


Awards Recommendations and Entry

Enter the Ferndown Business Awards for Free! Whether you're a business owner or a local resident, you have the opportunity to recommend outstanding local businesses in multiple award categories.


Click the buttons on the boxes below to initiate the recommendation/nomination process and help spotlight business excellence, innovation, and community impact in Ferndown.

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Restaurant of the Year

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 New Business of the Year Award

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Self Employed/Freelancer Award

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 Cafe, Pub, Dining Business of the Year 

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Best Place to Work

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Family Business of the Year Award

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 Small Business of the Year (less than 10 staff) Award

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Community Award of the Year

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 B2B Business of the Year 

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  Customer Service


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Rising Star/Young Entrepreneur

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 Independent Business of the Year Award

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Ferndown Business Awards Judging

The Ferndown Business Awards entries are evaluated by an anonymous panel of impartial adjudicators. The entire judging process is conducted online, and each judge is unaware of the identities of their fellow panel members. Judges are provided with a briefing, copies of the nominations and entries, as well as a spreadsheet for voting. They rank their preferences in each category, from first choice downwards. These individual spreadsheets are then consolidated into a master sheet to determine the winners.

Sponsors of the 2024 Ferndown Business Awards

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We at ActionCOACH are delighted to be the Head Sponsor of the '23/24 Ferndown 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 Ferndown Business Awards

2022/23 Ferndown Award Winners 

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