Brilliance in Business Awards 2017/18 – Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the Brilliance in Business Awards 2017/18 has been announced. Three businesses have been selected in each of the eight available categories following a very difficult selection process. A further award for NFBP Business of the Year will be selected by the individual category winners.

The New Forest Enterprise Centre Award for Best New Business
Forest Whole Foods Ltd
Foresight Data Consultancy Limited
PiNN Agency Limited

The New Forest National Park Award for Outstanding
Contribution to the National Park
Cyclexperience Limited
New Forest Hotels
The New Forest Tartan Company

The Hampshire County Council Award for Contribution to the New Forest Community
All The Cool Stuff
Everton Post Office & Stores
Woodlander Hoburne Bashley

The Go New Forest Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Visitor Economy
Cyclexperience Limited
Lighthouse Marketing – “The Lymington Seafood Festival”
The New Forest Paddle Sport Company

The New Forest District Council Award for Outstanding Customer Care
Hicks & Co Ltd T/A Holbury Hardware Stores
Lymington Yacht Haven
Scorpion Vision Ltd

The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Col-Tec (Solutions) Ltd
TriCruising Ltd
Zip us In

The Totton College Award for Training and Development
A One Insurance Group
DA Training and Consultancy
Shorefield Holidays

The Eric Robinson Award for Young Person in Business
Ben Dolbear (Bright Seeds)
Ellen Stokes (Be Exhibitions)
Laura Karian (A One Insurance Group)

Judging will take place throughout October with the presentation evening taking place at Careys Manor, Brockenhurst on 29 November. Tickets for this event are now available and can be purchased here.


  1. Bob Brechin on 05/10/2017 at 3:45 pm

    Well done All The Cool Stuff.
    Former Action Mam/Action Force Designer

  2. John Attridge on 06/10/2017 at 11:53 am

    Wishing all nominees the very best ! May the best win from your fellow NFBP members

  3. Paul Sherry on 16/10/2017 at 10:41 am

    Hi all.

    Well done to all entrants and especially the shortlisted organisations. A strong line-up and good luck to all for the interviews.


  4. Peter Lashmar - New Forest Tax Accountants on 16/10/2017 at 12:00 pm

    Well done to all who entered. A great effort in achieving that.
    Good luck to those short-listed with the interviews – just be passionate about your business.

    Awards collect dust on the mantelpiece – satisfied customers will be happy and sing your praises for ever.

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