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Free and Easy to Enter

Shaftesbury Business Awards

The 2025 awards open this autumn

Dorset Local Business Awards 

        Across the Year ..... Across the County

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Who are we?

Recognising Excellence, Rewarding Success

Welcome to the Shaftesbury 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

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The 2024 Awards

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Watch the awards highlights. Just click on this image on the right to view the highlights.

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The ActionCOACH Rising Star Award


The Wincombe Centre Best Customer Service Award


The BV Magazine Green/Eco Business of the Year Award


The Shaftesbury Town Council Independent Business of the Year Award


Westcountry SEN Best Place to Work Award


The Purple Accountants Freelancer of the Year Award


Dorset Tech Best Use of Digital



The Farnfields Solicitors New Business of the Year Award


The Johnsons Linen Café/Pub/Casual Dining Award


The GDFS Family Business of the Year Award


The Ward Goodman B2B Business of the Year Award

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The Hub Accountants

Most Innovative Business Award


The Dorset Concierge Retail Business of the Year Award


Action Coach Young Entrepreneur Award

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Awards Nomination & Entry

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


Click the button below to initiate the nomination process and help spotlight business excellence, innovation, and community impact in Shaftesbury

Nomination Process for Shaftesbury Business Awards

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

Step 1

Identify the Category

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Step 3 

Fill in the


Step 4

Submit Documentation

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Shaftesbury Business Awards Judges

The Shaftesbury 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 '23/24 Shaftesbury Business Awards

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We at ActionCOACH are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the '23/24 Shaftesbury 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 Shaftesbury Business Awards

2022/23 Shaftesbury Business Awards 


ActionCOACH Dorset

We at ActionCOACH are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the Shaftesbury Business 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 the Shaftesbury area..

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

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