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Who are we?

Recognising Excellence, Rewarding Success

Welcome to the Sherborne 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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Watch the 2024 Awards Ceremony here
The 2025 awards will open in autumn 2024
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Sherborne Business Awards

Award  Categories

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The Eastbury Hotel

Beauty & Fashion Business Award

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The BV Magazine

Family Business Award

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The Valmiera Glass

Young Entrepreneur Award

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 The Purple Accountants Freelancers/Self-Employed Award 

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The Action Coach

B2B  Business of the Year Award 

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The Church House Investment Management Green/Eco Business Award

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The Sherborne Town Council

Best Place to Work Award

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The Mogers Drewett

Customer Service Award

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The Hunt's Food Group

Café/Pub/Casual Dining  Award 

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The Dorset Concierge

Community Support Award 

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The Hunts Accountants

Digital Innovation Award

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The Porter Dodson

New Business of the Year Award

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The Barkers Dry Cleaning & Laundry

Independent Business Award

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The Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management

Retail Business of the Year Award 

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Awards Nomination & Entry

The entries and nominations are now closed for the 2024 awards - the 2025 awards will open in autumn 2025. 

Nomination Process for Sherborne Business Awards

Engaging in the Sherborne Business Awards nomination process is a straightforward but fantastic way to recognise business excellence and innovation in Sherborne. Whether you're 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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Sherborne Business Awards Judges


A panel of independent judges assesses the Sherborne 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 2023/24 Sherborne Business Awards

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We at ActionCOACH are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the 2023/24 Sherborne 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 Sherborne Business Awards

Purple Accountants

Purple Accountants of Poundbury, Dorchester are thrilled to be one of the Sherborne Business Awards. As a business providing accountancy and taxation services to businesses throughout the South we understand first-hand the challenges and have developed our live management accounting service to assist businesses develop and prosper.

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