2019 Brilliance in Business Winners

Over 25 New Forest businesses celebrated their success at the annual New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards at National Motor Museum on Thursday 28 November 2019. Ten businesses won awards, presented by Matthew Lawson, Chairman of the New Forest Business Partnership.

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Matthew, welcomed guests to the awards and gave an encouraging and positive review of the future for the New Forest economy: “Each of us has a role to play in the economic growth of the New Forest – to make our New Forest the best place to work, to live and to visit. We must fight tirelessly against complacency – we must have the courage to think big and then, together, in partnership, we can achieve!”

The prestigious New Forest Business of the Year award (sponsored this year by Solent LEP) was won by Balmer Lawn Hotel, who also won the Training and Development category.

QUOTE FROM BOTY WINNER BALMER LAWN

Cllr Barry Rickman, Leader of New Forest District Council, said “Every year I am bowled over by the calibre of entries to these awards. Our local economy is full of innovation and these awards are an important showcase of that”.

The winners for 2019 are as follows:

The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation
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Giftpro

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Family Rule
Gifted to You

The Totton College Award for Training & Development
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Balmer Lawn Hotel

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Master Builder’s House Hotel
New Forest Activities

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

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New Forest Aromatics

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Brockenhurst College
New Forest Activities

The New Forest District Council Award for Outstanding Customer Care

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Clearview Aerials

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New Forest Activities
Purple Dog

The 49 Award for Entrepreneurship

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Tim Wookey (Amamus Ltd)

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Adie Callaghan (New Forest Hamper Company / Appetite for Adventure)
Michael Clitheroe (Balmer Lawn Hotel)

The New Forest Marque Award for Food and Drink

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New Forest Hampers

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Beachcomber Gin
The Solent Cellar

The New Forest Enterprise Centre Award for Best New Business

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Home of Interiors

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Øbsydian
BearWood

The Eric Robinson Award for Young Person in Business

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Jeremy Whitworth from Montagu Arms Hotel

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Blake Khalaf from Crest Investments
Tom Sofikits from spudWORKS

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

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Gourmet Grocer

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Brockenhurst College
Everton Stores and Post Office

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

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Lighthouse Marketing/Dogstival

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Hoburne Bashley
Velvet Pictures

The New Forest Business Partnership Business of the Year
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Balmer Lawn Hotel

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Thanks to NFBP member Dave Dodge photography for capturing the images on the night. You can find more about Dave and his work at www.davedodgephotography.co.uk

A list of all previous Brilliance in Business Award winners can be found here