Shortlist of this Year’s Brilliance in Business Awards announced

We are proud to announce the shortlist of this year’s New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards. We have selected three finalists in each of the ten award categories, one of whom will be named Business of the Year.

This year has seen a record number of entries has been received overall with approximately 130 received in total. This has made the shortlisting process very challenging with selection of the category winners promising to be likewise.

Our winners will be announced at Awards Presentation Evening on Thursday 28 November at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.

Tickets for this event are available at

2019 Finalists:

49 Award for Entrepreneurship
Adie Callaghan (New Forest Hamper Company / Appetite for Adventure)
Michael Clitheroe (Balmer Lawn Hotel)
Tim Wookey (Amamus Ltd)

Eric Robinson Award for Young Person in Business
Blake Khalaf (Crest Investments)
Tom Sofikits (SPUDWorks)
Jeremy Whitworth (Montagu Arms Hotel)

ExxonMobil Award for Innovation
Gifted to You
Family Rule

Go New Forest Award for Visitor Economy
Hoburne Bashley
Lighthouse Marketing/Dogstival
Velvet Pictures

Hampshire County Council Award for Contribution to the New Forest Community
Brockenhurst College
Everton Stores and Post Office
Gourmet Grocer

New Forest District Council Award for Customer Care
Clearview Aerials
New Forest Activities
Purple Dog

New Forest Enterprise Centre Award for Best New Business
Home of Interiors

New Forest Marque Award for Food and Drink
Beachcomber Gin
New Forest Hamper Company
The Solent Cellar

New Forest National Park Authority Award for Contribution to the National Park
Brockenhurst College
New Forest Activities
New Forest Aromatics

Totton College Award for Training and Development
Balmer Lawn Hotel
Master Builder’s House Hotel
New Forest Activities

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