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Marketing West Events promoting and supporting local businesses with grassroots business awards in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Wimborne, Dorchester, Weymouth, Bridport, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Axminster, Lyme/Charmouth and Seaton/Sidmouth.

Bridport Business Awards 2023 
The awards will open for entries on Monday, 22nd August and close on Friday, 9th December. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, 9th February 2023.
If you would like to sponsor a category get in touch (details below).

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2023 Categories

Best Place to Work 

Best Use of Digital Innovation

Cafe, Pub, Casual Dining 

Excellence in Customer Service

Family Business of the Year  

Green/Eco-Business of the Year

Independent Business of the Year 

Local Artisans and Market Vendors 

New Business of the Year 

Outstanding Community Support

Professional Business Services Provider

Retail Business of the Year 

Young Entrepreneur/Rising Star 

2023 Sponsors

To be updated Mid August 2022

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Watch the 2022 Awards Ceremony here

Just click on the picture on the left to watch the awards

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Our Winners



Oleo Bodycare

Gunz Barbers


Rural Ranges

Toddle and Born

A.G. Down


The Olive Tree


Gavin Dixon FS

The Hurt Locker

The Alleyways

Survivor the Thriver

Business of the Year




Washingpool Farm Shop


Parkers Property

Station Kitchen

R.J. Balsen

James Loveridge

Colmers Hill Fashion

Veritas Resolution

Business of the Year

Joint Winners 2020


Colmers Hill Fashion


Go Go Eco

Crown Inn, Uploaders

Wrixton Smyth

Off the Boat


Gorilla Packaging

Green Yeard Cafe

Watershed PR and Mkt

Animal House

Leakers Bakery

Cherries Ice Cream

Side by Side

Business of the Year 2021

Leakers Bakery

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Here are our sponsors and their categories. Just click on each one to enlarge.

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2022 Sponsors and their Categories
Bridport Business Awards LinkedIn Group

We've created a LinkedIn group with regular updates, and the latest information about the awards, for supporters, sponsors and entrants. To apply to join the group just click on the image below. 

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Below are just some of the comments businesses have made after our various awards throughout Dorset. The full copy of each one is available to view if required.

"The Dorchester Business Awards are a significant marker of our local post-Covid recovery, a really encouraging and optimistic event that I was honoured to be part of."

Lord Fellowes of West Stafford

"It was an absolute pleasure to meet and speak with all the Christchurch winners and know that, although we have all had a tough two years all types of businesses are bouncing back; there certainly was an eclectic mix of companies which was wonderful to see.

As I may have said, Christchurch has my heart and I applaud any initiatives such as your Business Awards Scheme that makes a positive step towards generating business in the Christchurch area.

Thank you again for such a lovely occasion and your hospitality."

Cllr Mrs Avril Coulton, Mayor of Christchurch

“The Business Awards are the best thing to happen in Dorset for many years. It is so rewarding to see how businesses across the County recognise their value and have responded by entering the various categories. Onwards and upwards!”

Barry White, Retired Solicitor, Poundbury

"I am really honoured and hugely proud to have won this Overall Business Award.  I'm so pleased for the Barker staff members, who have worked so hard, pulling together brilliantly as a team, particularly over the last two years to come through such difficult times."

Matthew Barker, The Barker Group, Poole

"You could tell the businesses were genuinely moved to receive awards, and that it meant more to them because as the Wimborne Business Awards, it was ours as a town.

We were really happy with the way we were kept in the loop and kept in touch throughout the whole process. Communication and clarity were terrific with a constant supply of updates and information." 

Tammy Sleet, Manager, Wimborne BID


“Being recognised as the best by guests who dine in our restaurant week in, week out is what Weymouth and Portland are all about! Keep it local. A great boost for business.”

Chef Eric, Les Enfants Terrible, Weymouth


“It was wonderful to win last year – Overall winner and Best Customer Service too - which I was particularly pleased about for the team who really do look after our customers.  Such a thrill for us all and our customers were pleased too!”

Caroline Parkin, Leakers Bakery, Bridport


“We entered the Dorchester and Poundbury Awards thinking nothing ventured nothing gained. It was so nice to see businesses networking together during the awards. Not only did we win our category, but the overall best business as well! We could not believe it, We would like to say to all the businesses out there enter as you have a lot to gain!”

Neil Strudwick, Goldcrest Jewellers, Dorchester


“I wanted to write and thank you for our wonderful award.  It was a real boost for morale to be recognised as a new business after what has been such a challenging year to open and operate in. It was lovely to meet fellow local businesses and also for the awards to be so fair.  Please pass on my thanks to all those who organised such a wonderful event. It was hugely appreciated.”

Doune Mackenzie Edwards, The Queen’s Arms, Corton Denham, Sherborne

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2022 Awards Photos

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Photos supplied by Bridport Nub News.

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Awards creators and organisers Marketing West SW Ltd.


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