Our 2021 Brilliance in Business Awards ceremony was held on 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 black tie event with additional guests and four new awards. Guests enjoyed networking with other businesses whilst enjoying drinks and canapes provided by local suppliers.
The Brockenhurst College Award for Training and Development
The Hampshire County Council Award for Contribution to the New Forest Community
The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation
The New Forest Marque Award for Food & Drink
The Forest Foodie
The New Milton Advertiser & Lymington Times Award for Outstanding Contribution to the New Forest Visitor Economy
Forest Park Hotel
The Simpson Hilder Associates Award for Entrepreneurship
Samantha Riley - Manta Makes
The Comdata UK Award for Outstanding Customer Care
The New Forest Enterprise Centre Award for Best New Business
New Forest Tea Company
The Eric Robinson Solicitors Award for Best Young Person in Business
Bart Small - New Forest Fish and Shellfish
The New Forest National Park Authority Award for Environmental Contribution
The Forest Foot & Health Clinic Award for Health and Wellbeing
New Forest Hotels
The New Forest District Council Award for Best New Forest Micro Business
The GetSet Solent Award for COVID-Pandemic Business Hero
Kathy Sirl - The Naked Pantry and The Naked Quench
The Clever Software Group Award for Outstanding Use of Digital Technology
The New Forest Business of the Year, sponsored by Solent Local Enterprise Partnership
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.