Naked Jam, which makes jams, jellies, marmalades and chutneys using local, seasonal ingredients, is the recipients of this year’s prestigious New Forest Business of the Year award.

Business owner, Jennifer Williams, received the top prize from Mary Montagu Scott at the New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards, which took place at Careys Manor Hotel on Wednesday 27 November.

The business also received the ExxonMobil award for ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ and the New Forest National Park Authority award for ‘Sustainable Business’.

Naked Jam has earned a reputation as a company that creates products with unique flavour combinations and is continually evolving. It now produces bespoke preserves for local and national companies and has won a contract to supply Waitrose Farm Shop with seasonal preserves.

Jennifer Williams said: “I am ecstatic and completely honoured to have won these awards. Naked Jam routes are in innovative thinking and pushing the boundaries of jam, but keeping true to our sustainable ethos. So to win these award helps cement the foundations of Naked Jam. To win Business of the Year with a room full of much deserved winners is beyond my dreams.”

New Forest Business Partnership Chairman, Rob Dewing, said: “Once again, we have witnessed some of the outstanding business practices taking place here in the New Forest. The high quality of these entries illustrate why the New Forest is such an excellent place to do business.”

A full list of winners and finalists can be seen below with their associated company profiles.

The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

WINNER
Naked Jam

FINALISTS
The Creature Teachers
Willingsford Ltd

The Totton College Award for Training and Development
WINNER
Shorefield Holidays Ltd.

FINALISTS
Careys Manor and The Montagu Arms
New Forest Hotels Ltd.

The New Forest Enterprise Centre Young Entrepreneur Award

WINNER
Tom Hordle (Tom’s Logs)

FINALISTS
Rich Hull (Shotgun Front)
James Mitchell (Rodeo Leisure)

The New Forest District Council Award for Outstanding Customer Care
WINNER

Contract Kitchens (New Milton) Ltd.

FINALISTS
Churchill Retirement Living
Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd.

The Princecroft Willis Award for Best New Business
WINNER

Tea Total

FINALISTS
The BespOak Framing Company
MJ Fuller

The New Forest National Park Authority Sustainable Business Award
WINNER

Naked Jam

FINALISTS
Careys Manor and SenSpa
The Montagu Arms Hotel

The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Brand New Forest Campaign
WINNER

Forest Leisure Cycling

FINALISTS
New Forest Navigation
Marina’s Sandwich Shop

The NFBP Business of the Year
WINNER
Naked Jam

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