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Poole Business Awards

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

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.

Entries close Friday 17th May with the awards ceremony on Tuesday 25th June

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 that will be an annual event with the first held in February 2024.  The speakers were Nick Gregory from  Dorset Growth Hub, Professor Vasilis Katos from Bournemouth UniversitySimon Elson from Action Coach, Dee Swinton from Dorset Mind , Jacqui Rock from Poole BID,  Fiona Harwood from Lewis Manning and Darren Northeast from Darren Northeast PR 


The Purple Accountants

B2B Business of the Year Award


The MJP Mortgages Excellence in  Customer Service Award


The Action Coach

Independent Business of the Year Award


New Business of the Year


The Bournemouth University Best Place to Work Award

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Poole BID Retail Business of the Year Award

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The Total Guide to

Small Businesss Award


The Bournemouth University Business School

Young Entrepreneur



Café/Pub/Casual Dining


The Saffery

Family Business of the Year Award

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The NFU Bournemouth

Restaurant of the Year



Community Support


2024 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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Fill in the


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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 recommendations/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 delighted to sponsor the Restaurant of the Year category and continue our close involvement in celebrating the best of Poole.

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

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