Brilliance in Business Awards 2019

Whilst we had to cancel the 2020 Awards, we have happy memories of over 150 businesses gathering at the fourteenth annual New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards on 28 November 2019 at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.

Matthew Lawson, Chairman of the New Forest Business Partnership, welcomed New Forest businesses, local decision-makers and sponsors to celebrate the success of the 30 finalists and gave an encouraging and positive review of the growing New Forest economy.

2019 Brilliance in Business Award winners

2019 Award Winners

Back (L-R): Tim Wookey (Amamus); Richard Hull (Giftpro); Michael Clitheroe (Balmer Lawn Hotel); Jeremy Whitworth (Montagu Arms Hotel); Chris Abell-Parker (Clearview Aerials);
Front (L-R): Domine Nowell (Lighthouse Marketing); Debbie Hulme (Home of Interiors); Debbie Mulkern (New Forest Aromatics); Adie Callaghan (The New Forest Hamper Company); Clare Johnson (The Gourmet Grocer)

2019 Brilliance in Business Awards

49 Award for Entrepreneurship

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

Winner
Tim Wookey (Amamus)

49 Award for Entrepreneurship

Pictured (L-R):  Paul Sherry (49); Binny Wookey; Tim Wookey (Amamus); Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP)

Eric Robinson Award for Young Person in Business

Finalists
Blake Khalaf (Crest Investments)
Tom Sofikits (spudWORKS)

Winner
Jeremy Whitworth (Montagu Arms Hotel)

Eric Robinson award for Young Person in Business

Pictured (L-R): David Lawrence (Eric Robinson Solicitors); Jeremy Whitworth (Montagu Arms Hotel); Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP)

ExxonMobil Award for Innovation

Finalists
Family Rule
Gifted to You

Winner
Giftpro

Exxon Mobil award for Innovation

Pictured (L-R): Alison Jones (ExxonMobil); Richard Hull (Giftpro); Will Howard (Giftpro); Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP)

Go New Forest Award for Visitor Economy

Finalists
Hoburne Bashley
Velvet Pictures

Winner
Lighthouse Marketing

Go New Forest Award for contribution to visitor economy

Back(L-R): Anthony Climpson (Go New Forest); Richard Nowell (Lighthouse Marketing);
Front(L-R): Amy Grealish; Domine Nowell; Kristine Hatch (Lighthouse Marketing); Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP)

Hampshire County Council Award for Contribution to the New Forest Community

Finalists
Brockenhurst College
Everton Stores and Post Office

Winner
The Gourmet Grocer

Hampshire County Council award for Contribution to the New Forest Community

Pictured (L-R): Andrea McCallum (Hampshire County Council); Clare Johnson; Gareth Johnson (The Gourmet Grocer); Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP)

New Forest District Council Award for Customer Care

Finalists
New Forest Activities
Purple Dog

Winner
Clearview Aerials

New Forest District Council award for customer service

Pictured (L-R): Bob Jackson (New Forest District Council); Denise Abell-Parker; Chris Abell-Parker (Clearview Aerials); Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP)

New Forest Enterprise Centre Award for Best New Business

Finalists
BearWood
Obsydian

Winner
Home of Interiors

New Forest Enterprise Centre award for Best New Business

Pictured (L-R): David Robberts (New Forest Enterprise Centre); Debbie Hulme (Home of Interiors); Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP)

New Forest Marque Award for Food and Drink

Finalists
Beachcomber Gin
The Solent Cellar

Winner
The New Forest Hamper Company

New Forest Marque Award for Food and Drink

Pictured (L-R): Dan Parsons (New Forest Marque); Adie Callaghan; Jason Plevey (The New Forest Hamper Company); Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP)

New Forest National Park Award for Contribution to the National Park

Finalists
Brockenhurst College
New Forest Activities

Winner
New Forest Aromatics

 

NPA Award for Contribution to the National Park

Pictured (L-R): Alison Barnes (New Forest National Park Authority); Debbie Mulkern; Georgia Duddridge (New Forest Aromatics); Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP)

Totton College Award for Training and Development

Finalists
Master Builder's House Hotel
New Forest Activities

Winner
Balmer Lawn Hotel

Totton College Award for Training and Development

Pictured (L-R): Debra McDermott (Totton College); Alison Wilson; Michael Clitheroe; Chris Wilson (Balmer Lawn Hotel); Matthew Lawson (Chairman of NFBP)

The NFBP Business of the Year sponsored by Solent Local Enterprise Partnership

Balmer Lawn Hotel

Thanks to NFBP member Dave Dodge Photography for capturing the images on the night. You can find more about Dave and his work via his website.

All previous Brilliance in Business Award winners can be found here.