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West Dorset Gold Business Awards

2023 Awards Closed

Who are we?

Recognising Excellence, Rewarding Success

Welcome to the West Dorset Gold Business Awards, the premier platform acknowledging and rewarding business success in the area. These awards are the 'Winners of the Winners'

from the Bridport, Dorchester, and Weymouth

Business Awards. Our judges looked at the winners in each category, in those three awards, and arrived at the overall winners for West Dorset.

This means you cannot enter these awards only the individual ones listed above plus the new Portland awards to have a chance of being a winner in the West Dorset Business Awards in 2024.

Good Luck!

Local businesses are the backbone of the UK economy

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Award  Categories

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Excellence in Customer Service Award

          Theatre School
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Health & Fitness Business of the Year Award

          Highbrow Skin &     
             Laser Clinic
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Best Place to Work Award

           Purple Office
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Community Support Award

Lyme Regis Community Supp.
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Independent Business of the Year Award

          Dodgsons DIY
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B2B Business of the Year Award

         Honey Asset Finance

New Business of the Year Award

      West Dorset Magazine

Family Business of the Year Award

         Heavers of Bridport
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Young Entrepreneur/Rising Star Award

           Cameron Small

Green/Eco Business of the Year Award

  West Bay Discovery Centre

Café/Pub Casual Dining Business of the Year Award

         Mercato Italiano

Digital Innovation Award

        Shire Hall Museum

Retail Business of the Year Award

           Smith & Smith
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Restaurant of the Year Award

      Les Enfants Terribles

Arts & Crafts

     Aperture Photographic
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Awards Nomination & Entry

Nomination Process for West Dorset Gold Business Awards

You can't nominate a business in these awards as they are not open for entries or nominations - the judges look at the winners in the Weymouth, Bridport and Dorchester awards and pick the West Dorset winners from them. However you can nominate a business in the Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport Awards when they are open. Just follow the link under Awards on the Marketing West website. The nominations process is a straightforward but fantastic way to recognise business excellence and innovation in those towns. Whether you're a business owner or a local resident, anyone can nominate a business. Here's how:

Step 1

Identify the Category

Step 2



Step 3 

Fill in the


Step 4

Submit Documentation

West Dorset Gold Business Awards Judges

A panel of independent judges assesses the winning entries and nominations in the Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport awards to give us our West Dorset Gold Awards winners.  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 West Dorset Gold Business Awards

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We at ActionCOACH are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the  West Dorset Gold 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 West Dorset Gold Business Awards

Purple Accountants

Purple Accountants of Poundbury, Dorchester are thrilled to be one of the West Dorset Gold 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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