Berton Boat Company, who design and build, repair and refit yachts from their Lymington base are the recipients of this year’s prestigious New Forest Business of the Year Award.

Yard Manager Keith Longman received the top prize from the Hon. Ralph Montagu at the New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards which took place at Careys Manor Hotel on Wednesday 28th November.

The business also took first prize in Hampshire County Council sponsored category for Developing Young People for its wide ranging and impressive commitment to apprenticeships and training.

Details of all category winners and finalists are listed below. Click the links for profiles of each company. Photos from this year’s Presentation Evening are available here.


The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

WINNER
New Forest Quality Feeds

FINALISTS
Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa
Mulberry Barn


The Hampshire County Council Award for Developing Young People

WINNER
Berthon Boat Company

FINALISTS
Careys Manor Hotel
Discovery Yachts


The Princecroft Willis Award for Best New Business

WINNER
Celtic Equine Vets

FINALISTS
Lymington Business Centre
The Solent Cellar


The New Forest District Council Award for Outstanding Customer Care

WINNER
Burley’s Home Care Services

FINALISTS
Hoburne Holiday Parks
Signature Balloons


The New Forest National Park Sustainable Business Award

WINNER
The Mill at Gordleton

FINALISTS
Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort
Spice ‘n’ Easy


The Brockenhurst College Award for Training and Development

WINNER
Raymond Brown Group

FINALISTS
Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort
St George’s Nursing Home


The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Brand New Forest Campaign

WINNER
Simply Beauty

FINALISTS
Forest Leisure Cycling
Fairweather’s Garden Centre


The NFBP Business of the Year

WINNER
Berthon Boat Company

Details of all previous Brilliance in Business Award Winners can be found here.

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