21 New Forest businesses celebrated their successes at the eleventh annual New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards at Carey’s Manor Hotel on Wednesday 30 November 2016. 7 of those businesses won awards, which were presented by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, President of the New Forest Business Partnership.
Back (L-R): Ian Bishops (Herb UK); Mark D’Arcy (Herb UK); Lord Montagu; Kayleigh Sargeant (New Forest Academy of Dance); Oddny Edwards (Oskubox); Christina Simons (Cottage Lodge)
Front (L-R): Patrick Fletcher-Jones (Vision Link); Andy Daish (ORA Events); Chris Farr (ORA Events); Will Stone (Will Stone Plumbing)
Matthew Lawson, Chairman of New Forest Business Partnership, commented: “Today is a moment to cherish in time, to become one with our local business community and our success stories.”
It was a runaway success for ORA Events who won the prestigious New Forest Business of the Year award and also won The Hampshire County Council Award for contribution to the New Forest Community.
ORA Events demonstrated their calibre across a number of the award’s themes. Importantly however, they also exhibited an impact to the New Forest and it’s wider economy through the initiatives in which they are engaged.
ORA events said: “One of our company aims is to use the marathon as a platform to help as many local people, organisations and businesses as possible. To win both awards is a huge honour and for the New Forest Business Partnership to recognise and share our vision is a wonderful thing. We will continue to work hard towards making the the whole New Forest community proud of the event and hope it will continue to bring long term benefits to the many excellent businesses across the New Forest and surrounding area”
The winners for 2016/17 are as follows:
Pictured (L-R): Lord Montagu; Patrick Fletcher-Jones (Vision Link); Alison Jones (ExxonMobil)
Pictured (L-R): Lord Montagu; Ian Bishops (Herb UK); Mark D’Arcy (Herb UK); Di Roberts (Brockenhurst College)
Pictured (L-R): Lord Montagu; Christina Simons (Cottage Lodge Hotel); Cllr Penny Jackman (New Forest National Park Authority)
Pictured (L-R): Lord Montagu; Francesca Stone (Will Stone Plumbing); Will Stone (Will Stone Plumbing); Cllr Goff Beck (New Forest District Council)
Pictured (L-R): Lord Montagu; Oddny Edwards (Ŏskubox); Joanne Spittles (New Forest Enterprise Centre)
Pictured (L-R): Lord Montagu; Catherine Maxfield (Eric Robinson); Kayleigh Sargeant (New Forest Academy of Dance); David Lawrence (Eric Robinson)
Pictured (L-R): Lord Montagu; Andy Daish (ORA Events); Chris Farr (ORA Events); Cllr Keith Mans (Hampshire County Council)
Thanks to Dave Dodge photography for capturing the images on the night. You can find more about Dave and his work at www.davedodgephotography.co.uk