New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards 2021

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For 16 years, we have hosted the New Forest’s local business awards because we believe it is vitally important that we acknowledge and celebrate individuals and businesses that demonstrate outstanding achievements within their business sector or specialist area. There are 14 award categories, including 4 new categories this year, covering all areas of achievement within local business. The overall New Forest Business of the Year, sponsored this year by Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, is selected from the winners of the individual categories. 

Please see our dedicated page for details of the previous awards event and the winners.

This year's Awards take place on Thursday 2 December at Brockenhurst College. You can purchase tickets for this prestigious event here.

Individuals can enter their own business or nominate another business.

Entry is open to businesses with operational premises in the administrative area of New Forest District Council and/or members of the New Forest Business Partnership. You can nominate more than one business and a business can be nominated in more than one category.

All entries should be made by 12 noon on Friday 1 October. 

Shortlisted 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 will take place at Balmer Lawn Hotel between the 25th and the 29th October 2021, dates and times for individual categories are detailed below.

Please ensure your availability before submitting an application in the event that your business is shortlisted.

Shortlisted candidates will receive two complimentary tickets to the Awards.

The panel of judges, chosen for their experience and expertise, will assess all entries. Judges will be drawn from the Board  of the New Forest Business Partnership and our sponsors.

Please read the Terms and Conditions prior to submitting your entry.

The Award Categories are:

The Comdata Group Award for Outstanding Customer Care
For businesses which 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.

*Should you be shortlisted for this award, the judging for this category is on 27 October between 1200 and 1400. Your time will be advised via email.

Won in 2019 by Clearview Aerials

To submit your entry in this category click here

The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation
For businesses which successfully apply any form of innovation, celebrating the ideas that have had the greatest impact on an organisation, company or industry.                 

*Should you be shortlisted for this award, the judging for this category is on 25 October between 1500 and 1700. - Your individual time will be advised via email.                                                             

Won in 2019 by GiftPro

To submit your entry in this category click here   

The Simpson Hilder Associates Award for Entrepreneurship
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.

*Should you be shortlisted for this award, the judging for this category is on 26 October between 1500 and 1700. - Your individual time will be advised via email.

Won in 2019 by Tim Wookey of Amamus

To submit your entry in this category click here

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.

*Should you be shortlisted for this award, the judging for this category is on 27 October between 0900 and 1100. Your individual time will be advised via email.

Won in 2019 by The Home Of Interiors

To submit your entry in this category click here

New Forest Enterprise Centre

The Hampshire County Council Award for Contribution to the New Forest Community
For businesses which recognise 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.

*Should you be shortlisted for this award, the judging for this category is on 25 October between 1200 and 1400. Your individual time will be advised via email.

Won in 2019 by The Gourmet Grocer

To submit your entry in this category click here

Hanpshire County Council

The Brockenhurst 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.

*Should you be shortlisted for this award, the judging for this category is on 25 October between 0900 and 1100. Your individual time will be advised via email.

Won in 2019 by Balmer Lawn Hotel

To submit your entry in this category click here

The Eric Robinson Solicitors Award for Young Person in Business
For an individual aged under 30 years on 1 October 2021 who has made a significant contribution to business in the position of owner or employee. The winner will demonstrate how they have brought creative ideas and progress to the business through their continued learning and development within the role.

*Should you be shortlisted for this award, the judging for this category is on 27 October between 1500 and 1700. Your individual time will be advised via email.

Won in 2019 by Jeremy Whitworth of Montagu Arms Hotel

To submit your entry in this category click here

 

The New Forest Marque Award for Food and Drink
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 winner could come from any part of the industry – a grower, producer, chef, restaurant, accommodation provider, retailer, educator or local food and drink champion. 

*Should you be shortlisted for this award, the judging for this category is on 26 October between 0900 and 1100. Your individual time will be advised via email.

Won in 2019 by The New Forest Hamper Company

To submit your entry in this category click here

The New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Visitor Economy
For leading the way in providing high quality New Forest visitor experiences, which protect and enhance the local environment, benefit residents and support the local economy both now and in the future.

*Should you be shortlisted for this award, the judging for this category is on 26 October between 1200 and 1400. Your individual time will be advised via email.

Won in 2019 by Lighthouse Marketing

To submit your entry in this category click here

The New Forest National Park Authority Award for Environmental Contribution
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.

*Should you be shortlisted for this award, the judging for this category is on 28 October between 0900 and 1100. Your individual time will be advised via email.

Won in 2019 by New Forest Aromatics

To submit your entry in this category click here

New Forest National Park Authority

New for this year!

The Forest Foot and Health Clinic Award for Health and Wellbeing
To be awarded to a business that has recognised the importance of creating an environment for their staff where health and wellbeing is of the highest priority.

*Should you be shortlisted for this award, the judging for this category is on 28 October between 1200 and 1400. Your individual time will be advised via email.

To submit your entry in this category click here

New for this year!

The New Forest District Council Award for Best New Forest Micro Business
To be awarded to businesses with fewer than 5 employees who are demonstrating both strong growth in revenue and a leading product or service that is standing tall amongst their competitors.

*Should you be shortlisted for this award, the judging for this category is on 28 October between 1500 and 1700. Your individual time will be advised via email.

To submit your entry in this category click here

New award for this year!

The Get Set Solent Award for COVID Pandemic Business Hero
This special award, for this year only, is to honour the business that has reacted to the global pandemic and pivoted the way they operate to continue to succeed in ever changing circumstances.

*Should you be shortlisted for this award, the judging for this category is on 29 October between 0900 and 1100. Your individual time will be advised via email.

To submit your entry in this category click here

Brought back for 2021!

The Clever Software Group Award for Outstanding Use of Digital Technology

For businesses who have successfully transformed an element of their business through successful application of digital technology. The winner will have used digital innovation and/or e-commerce to achieve growth whilst offering an exceptional customer experience.

*Should you be shortlisted for this award, the judging for this category is on 29 October between 1200 and 1400. Your individual time will be advised via email.

To submit your entry in this category click here

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 14 award categories.

Won in 2019 by Balmer Lawn Hotel