The Brilliance in Business Awards celebrate the achievements of businesses in the New Forest and highlight best practice.
The New Forest Business of the Year will be selected from the winners of ten individual categories. These will include companies which show high levels of achievement within their core business and in a number of specialist areas including investment in the workforce, enterprise and innovation, entrepreneurship, development of technologies and environmental policies as well as the New Forest’s key visitor economy and food and drink sectors.
Last year’s winners:
Back (L-R): Harry Glover (ExxonMobil); Sean Scott (The New Forest Paddle Sport Company); Emma Cooper (Court House Catering); Chris Cooper (Court House Catering) Hilary Nossiter (The Forest Foot and Health Clinic); Peter Nossiter (The Forest Foot and Health Clinic); Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP); Roger Crabtree (Bronze Design Hub) Ralph Buchanan (The Sett); Maisy Wyre (The Sett);
Front (L-R): Patrick Fletcher-Jones (Vision Link) Claire Scott (The New Forest Paddle Sport Company); Ashley Byfield (Court House Catering); The Rt Hon Sir Desmond Swayne TD MP (Member of Parliament for New Forest West); Kate Collison (New Forest Tartan); Bronya Szatkowska (Bronze Design Hub)
Individuals can either enter their business or nominate a company in any of the categories listed below.
Entry is open to businesses with operational premises in the administrative area of New Forest District Council.
Nominations can be made by in any of the categories.
You will be asked to provide a short statement of the reasons for your nomination.
All entries should be made by 12 noon on 01 October
Short-listed businesses will be selected in each of the award categories; those selected will be invited to discuss their application in further detail with the judging panel. Judging dates for individual categories are detailed on each page. Please ensure your availability before submitting an application in the event that your business is short-listed.
Short-listed candidates will receive two complimentary tickets to the Awards evening.
The panel of judges, chosen for their experience and expertise, will assess all entries. Judges will be drawn from the Board Members of the New Forest Business Partnership and category sponsors.
The Awards will be presented at our Annual Presentation Evening on Thursday
28 November 2019 at Beaulieu Motor Museum.
Tickets for this prestigious event are now available to purchase.
Please ensure that you have read the Terms and Conditions prior to submitting your entry.
The Award Categories are:
The New Forest District Council Award for Outstanding Customer Care:
For businesses who recognise the importance of the customer in growing their business. Successful entrants will demonstrate how analysis and response to ‘customer needs’ have assisted in developing a growing business.
Won in 2018 by Forest Foot & Health Clinic
The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation:
This award will recognise the company that
successfully applies any form of innovation, celebrating the ideas that have had the greatest impact on an organisation, company
Won in 2018 by Vision Link
The 49 Award for Entrepreneurship:
New award for 2019
Focusing on the contribution of a dynamic,
creative and visionary leader, this award will recognise an enterprising individual who has achieved sustained levels of growth and strong financial performance through a culture of innovation, resilience and an ethos of inspiring
others through their leadership style.
The New Forest Enterprise Centre Award for the Best New Business:
This award recognises companies started within the previous two years that have exceeded their initial targets for growth and already show significant product/service development and leadership within their sector or industry.
Won in 2018 by The Sett
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.
Won in 2018 by Bronze Design Ltd. & fwdesign Ltd.
The New Forest National Park Authority Award for
Contribution to the National Park:
This award recognises businesses that, through their actions and activities, support the special qualities of the National Park and contribute to the development of a diverse and sustainable local economy.
Won in 2018 by The New Forest Tartan Company
The Totton College Award for Training and Development:
For businesses offering outstanding career opportunities to their employees including training, career development and mentoring within the existing workforce. The winner will show how this investment has allowed the company to enhance their performance.
Won in 2018 by Courthouse Catering
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.
Won in 2018 by Harry Glover (ExxonMobil)
The New Forest Marque Award for Food and Drink:
New award for 2019
Recognising the growing importance of the local food and drink sector, this award celebrates the very best in food and drink
production in the New Forest.
The Go New Forest Award for Outstanding Contribution to the 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.
Won in 2018 by The New Forest Paddle Sport Company
NFBP Business of the Year Award sponsored by Solent
Local Enterprise Partnership:
The overall winner will be selected from the winners in each of the ten categories.
Won in 2018 by Forest Foot & Health Clinic