New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards 2017/18


The Brilliance in Business Awards celebrate the achievements of business in the New Forest and highlight best practice.

The New Forest Business of the year will be selected from the winners of eight individual categories detailed below. 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 green policies.

Last year’s winners:
Back (L-R): Ian Bishops (Herb UK); Mark D’Arcy (Herb UK); Lord Montagu; Kayleigh Sargeant (New Forest Academy of Dance); Oddny Edwards (Oskubox); Christina Simons (Cottage Lodge)
Front (L-R): Patrick Fletcher-Jones (Vision Link); Andy Daish (ORA Events); Chris Farr (ORA Events); Will Stone (Will Stone Plumbing)

You can see a full list of previous winners here.

All entries should be made by 12 noon on 29 September.

Individuals can either enter their business or nominate a company in any of the categories listed below.

Short-listed businesses will be selected in each of the award categories detailed below; those selected will be invited to discuss their application in further detail with the judging panel. Judging dates are given on each individual category page. Please ensure your availability before submitting an application in the event that your business is short-listed. Short-listed candidates will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the Awards evening.

The Awards will be presented at our Annual Presentation Evening on Wednesday 29th November at Careys Manor Brockenhurst. Tickets for this prestigious event are now available.

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:New Forest District Council
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.

Won in 2016 by Will Stone Plumbing

To submit your entry in this category click here

The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship:ExxonMobil
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.

Won in 2016 by Vision Link

To submit your entry in this category click here

The New Forest Enterprise Centre Award for the Best New Business:New Forest Enterprise Centre
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.

Won in 2016 by Oskubox

To submit your entry in this category click here

The Hampshire County Council Award for Contribution to the New Forest Community:Hanpshire County Council
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 2016 by ORA Events

To submit your entry in this category click here

The New Forest National Park Award for Outstanding New Forest National Park Authority
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.

Won in 2016 by Cottage Lodge

To submit your entry in this category click here

The Totton College Award for Training and Development:Totton College
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.

Won in 2016 by Herb UK

To submit your entry in this category click here

The Eric Robinson Award for Young Person in Business:Eric Robinson
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 2016 by Kayleigh Sargeant (New Forest Academy of Dance)

To submit your entry in this category click here

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.

To submit your entry in this category click here

Brilliance in Business Awards Nominations:
Nominations can be made by an individual in any of the above categories.
You will be asked to provide a short statement of the reasons for your nomination.

To submit your nomination click here

NFBP Business of the Year Award:NFBP Logos Blues
The overall winner will be selected from the winners in each of the eight categories.

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