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Poole Business Awards

The  2024 Awards are now open. 

Who are we?

Recognising Brilliance, Rewarding Excellence

Welcome to the Poole 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. Entries are now open. Click on the below button to enter or recommend.

Local businesses are the backbone of the UK economy

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The Poole Business Awards are growing with the addition of the Poole Business Exchange and the 2024 Awards Launch. The Poole Business Exchange, held at the end of February 2024, focused on prompting the range and quality of local businesses. The speakers were Nick Gregory from the Dorset Growth Hub covering funding and grants, Professor Vasilis Katos from Bournemouth University covering cyber security and AI, Simon Elson from Action Coach covering growing your business, Dee Swinton from Dorset Mind talking about workplace health, Jacqui Rock from Poole BID on supporting local business, Fiona Harwood from Lewis Manning covering Lewis Manning supporting the local community and Darren Northeast from Northeast PR talking about writing a winning entry. We also announced details of the 2024 Poole Business Awards, which will be held at lunchtime on Thursday, 13th June '24 at Bournemouth University..                                                                              


Outstanding Community Support


Green/Eco Business of the Year

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Awards Entries and Recommendations


Then you will be able to enter the Poole 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.


Entry Process for Poole Business Awards

Participating in the Poole Business Awards process is a straightforward yet significant step towards recognising business excellence and innovation in Poole. Whether you are a business owner or a local resident, anyone can enter or recommend a business. Here's how

Step 1

Identify the Category

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Poole Business Awards Judges

The Poole Business Awards are judged by a group of independent judges. The process is entirely online and the judges do not know who the other judges are. They receive a brief and a copy of the entries and nominations plus a voting spreadsheet.

They vote in each category for their first choice, second and so on. They return the spreadsheet which is fed into the master sheet which tells us who are the winners.

 Sponsors of the 2024 Poole Business  Awards

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We at ActionCOACH are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the  Poole 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 Poole Business Awards

2023 Poole Business Awards 


NFU Mutual

NFU Mutual agency in Bournemouth are sponsoring the Restaurant of the Year category and continue our close involvement of celebrating the best of Poole.

We are a business that is embedded in the heart of the community and understand how local businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. We're delighted to play our part in celebrating the success of both nominees and winners.

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