Brilliance in Business Awards 2021

NFBP organises the prestigious Brilliance in Business Awards every year, celebrating the achievements of local businesses at this highlight of the New Forest calendar.

Our 2021 Brilliance in Business Awards ceremony was held on Thursday 2 December 2021 at Brockenhurst College.

Matthew Lawson, Chairman of the New Forest Business Partnership, welcomed New Forest businesses, local decision-makers and sponsors to celebrate the success of over 40 finalists and gave an encouraging and positive review of the growing New Forest economy.

“This very special event is all about sharing the success stories of these
exceptional businesses and individuals to encourage and inspire the 9000 businesses in the New Forest. We had a record number of entries this year which is testament to the resilience of our New Forest Businesses in these extraordinary times.’’

2021 Award Winners

Fourteen businesses won awards and The Forest Foodie won the prestigious New Forest Business of the Year award, sponsored by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, as well as The New Forest Marque Award for Food and Drink.

This year’s new venue, Brockenhurst College, enabled a larger scale event with additional guests and four new awards. Guests enjoyed networking with other businesses whilst enjoying drinks and canapes provided by local suppliers.

2021 Brilliance in Business Awards

The Brockenhurst College Award for Training and Development

Finalists
Comdata UK
New Park Manor Hotel

Winner
UK Chiropractic

The Hampshire County Council Award for Contribution to the New Forest Community

Finalists
The Trusty Servant
Welcome Brockenhurst

Winner
Woodlander Coppice

The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation

Finalists
Bedstretch
Product Markings

Winner
Silclear

The New Forest Marque Award for Food & Drink

Finalists
Hockey's Farm Shop
New Forest Shortbread

Winner
The Forest Foodie

The New Milton Advertiser & Lymington Times Award for Outstanding Contribution to the New Forest Visitor Economy

Finalists
Bartley Marketing
Hoburne

Winner
Forest Park Hotel

The Simpson Hilder Associates Award for Entrepreneurship

Finalists
Sana Stephens - Timber
Shelley Irving - UK Chiropractic

Winner
Samantha Riley - Manta Makes

The Comdata UK Award for Outstanding Customer Care

Finalists
Cadnam Garage
Impress Travel

Winner
Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum

The New Forest Enterprise Centre Award for Best New Business

Finalists
Creative Little World Copywriting
New Forest Fish and Shellfish

Winner
New Forest Tea Company

The Eric Robinson Solicitors Award for Best Young Person in Business

Finalists
Naomi Thorne - Gemini Letters
Rebecca Mabbett - RReflections

Winner
Bart Small - New Forest Fish and Shellfish

The New Forest National Park Authority Award for Environmental Contribution

Finalists
Cottage Lodge Hotel
Welcome Brockenhurst

Winner
The Naked Pantry and The Naked Quench

 

The Forest Foot & Health Clinic Award for Health and Wellbeing

Finalists
Freedom Care
Minstead Trust

Winner
New Forest Hotels

The New Forest District Council Award for Best New Forest Micro Business

Finalists
Forest Edge Roasting Company
Harris Jackson

Winner
Chemotherapy Headwear

The GetSet Solent Award for COVID-Pandemic Business Hero

Finalists
Shah Malek - Rivaaz Restaurant
Kevin Wood - Forest Park Country Hotel

Winner
Kathy Sirl - The Naked Pantry and The Naked Quench

The Clever Software Group Award for Outstanding Use of Digital Technology

Finalists
All The Cool Stuff
Collection Pot

Winner
fw Design & Bronze Design

 

The New Forest Business of the Year, sponsored by Solent Local Enterprise Partnership

Winner
The Forest Foodie

 

Thanks to Carrie Bugg for capturing the official images on the night. You can find out more about Carrie and her work via her website.

All previous Brilliance in Business Award winners can be found here.