Brilliance in Business Award 2018/19 shortlistees announced

Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit an entry and/or full application to the Brilliance in Business Awards 2018/19. We received a fantastic range of entries and applications and we are pleased to announce the shortlisted businesses for the Brilliance in Business Awards 2018/19 below:

The New Forest District Council Award for Outstanding Customer Care

For businesses who recognise the importance of the customer in developing their business. Successful entrants will demonstrate how analysis and response to ‘customers needs’ have assisted in developing a growing business.

The finalists are:

The Forest Foot and Health Clinic

Sandra’s Florist

Shorefield Holidays


The Go New Forest Award for Contribution to the New Forest Visitor Economy

For leading the way in providing high quality New Forest visitor experiences, which protects and where possible enhances the local environment, benefits residents and supports the local economy both now and in the future.

The finalists are:

Countryside Education Trust

The New Forest Paddle Sport Company

New Forest Show


The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

For leading the way in product and concept development. This award will highlight companies who have used these ideas to benefit workforce and customers alike.

The finalists are:

The Naked Pantry

New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times for Incuhive

Vision Link Ltd


The New Forest National Park Authority Award for Outstanding Contribution to the National Park

This award will highlight businesses that, through their actions and activities, have supported the special qualities of the National Park and contributed to the development of a diverse and sustainable National Park economy.

The finalists are:

New Forest Tartan

New Forest Aromatics

Sally Fear Photography


The Brockenhurst College Award for Training & Development

For businesses offering outstanding career opportunities to their employees including training opportunities, career development and mentoring within the existing workforce. The winner will show how this investment has allowed the company to enhance their performance.

The finalists are:

Court House Catering

Greenclose Hotels Ltd

Shorefield Holidays


The New Forest Enterprise Centre Award for Best New Business

For either innovation in terms of a new business idea or demonstration of exceptional skills in the establishment and development of a business started within the previous 2 years.

The finalists are:

The Sett

Will’s Fudge Kitchen

Wyldfire Signage


The Eric Robinson Award for Young Person in Business

For an individual aged under 30 years who has made a significant contribution to business in the position of owner, employee or trainee/apprentice. The winner will demonstrate how they have brought creative ideas and progress to the business through their continued learning and development within the role.

The finalists are:

Ashley Byfield from Court House Catering

Harry Glover from ExxonMobil Chemical Limited

Zak Kempson from Cyclexperience Ltd/ Sigodu


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

To be awarded to a business which recognises the importance of a real commitment to the local New Forest community and can demonstrate tangible impact and clear results in Corporate Social Responsibility and/or community impact.

The finalists are:

Bronze Design & FW Design

Stags in the Community

The White Hart

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