Brilliance in Business Award Winners 2018/19

Over 20 New Forest businesses celebrated their success at the annual New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards at Careys Manor Hotel on Thursday 06 December 2018. Eight businesses won awards, presented by Matthew Lawson, Chairman of the New Forest Business Partnership.

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)

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 was won by The Forest Foot and Health Clinic, who also won the Outstanding Customer Service category.

Hilary from The Forest Foot and Health Clinic said “At Forest Foot and Health we try hard to improve the experience of patients and their carers by focusing on the little things which actually make a huge difference. We take time to really understand their needs from the moment they arrive at our clinic, so that they can get the most out of the care and advice we offer.

“I am so thrilled to win this award on behalf of the whole team.  This helps provide them with the recognition they deserve for their ongoing commitment improving customer service and going that extra mile for our patients.”

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 2018/19 are as follows:

The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Pictured (L-R): Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP); Patrick Fletcher-Jones (Vision Link); Richard Henderson (ExxonMobil)

Winner
Vision Link Ltd

Finalists
New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times
The Naked Pantry

The Brockenhurst College Award for Training & Development

Pictured (L-R): Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP); Emma Cooper; Ashley Byfield; Chris Cooper (Court House Catering); Di Roberts (Brockenhurst College)

Winner
Court House Catering

Finalists
Greenclose Hotels
Shorefield Holidays

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

Pictured (L-R): Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP); Kate Collison (New Forest Tartan); Cllr Mel Kendal (New Forest National Park Authority)

Winner
The New Forest Tartan Company

Finalists
New Forest Aromatics
Sally Fear Photography

The New Forest District Council Award for Outstanding Customer Care

Pictured (L-R): Cllr Barry Rickmand (New Forest District Council) Hilary Nossiter; Peter Nossiter (The Forest Foot and Health Clinic); Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP)

Winner
The Forest Foot and Health Clinic

Finalists
Sandra’s Florist
Shorefield Holidays

The New Forest Enterprise Centre Award for Best New Business

Pictured (L-R): Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP); Ralph Buchanan; Maisy Wyre (The Sett); David Roberts (New Forest Enterprise Centre)

Winner
The Sett

Finalists
Wyldfire Signage
Wills Fudge Kitchen

The Eric Robinson Award for Young Person in Business

Pictured (L-R): Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP); Harry Glover (ExxonMobil); David Lawrence (Eric Robinson)

Winner
Harry Glover from ExxonMobil Chemical Limited

Finalists
Ashley Byfield from Court House Catering
Zak Kempson from Cyclexperience Ltd/Sigodu

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

Pictured (L-R): Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP) Bronya Szatkowska; Roger Crabtree (Bronze Design & FW Design); Cllr Keith Mans (Hampshire County Council)

Winner
Bronze Design & FW Design

Finalists
AFC Totton for Stags in the Community
The White Hart

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

Pictured (L-R): Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP); Claire Scott; Sean Scott (The New Forest Paddle Sport Company) Anthony Climpson (Go New Forest)

Winner
The New Forest Paddle Sport Company

Finalists
Countryside Education Trust
The New Forest & Hampshire County Show

The New Forest Business Partnership Business of the Year
Winner
Forest Foot and Health

Pictured (L-R): The Rt Hon Sir Desmond Swayne TD MP (Member of Parliament for New Forest West); Hilary Nossiter (The Forest Foot and Health Clinic)

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

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