Finalists

Best Place To Work

  • The White Hart, Sherborne
  • Forest Holme Hospice Charity, Poole
  • Prodigy IT Solutions, Everley near Blandford Forum
  • The Exchange, Sturminster Newton

Businessman of the Year

  • Mark Gibbens, Managing Director of Knighton Countryside Management Ltd
  • Chris Loder, Head of Service and Price Strategy of South West Trains
  • Phil Whitehurst, Managing Director of Actisense

Businesswoman of the Year

  • Barbara Cossins, Owner of The Langton Arms
  • Lesley Keets, Chief Operating Officer of Actisense
  • Rosie Mead, Managing Director of Musica
  • Tania Ballett, Director of Joes Black Cab Company Ltd

Contribution To The Community Award

  • The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
  • Farnfields Solicitors, Gillingham
  • Castle Gardens, Sherborne

Customer Service Award

  • Harts of Stur, Sturminster Newton
  • Autotechnics Gillingham
  • Beales Gourmet Ltd, Poole
  • ChantelleSophia, Wimborne

Export Business of the Year

  • Actisense, Poole
  • Trimetals Ltd, Blandford Forum

Family Business of the Year

  • Hunt’s Foodservice, Sherborne
  • Harts of Stur, Sturminster Newton
  • Bartlett Contractors Ltd, Hinton St Mary

Green Award

  • PictureFrames of Shaftesbury Ltd
  • Southern Sustainability Partnership Limited, Poole
  • Low Carbon Energy Centre, Wimborne
  • The Dorset Charcoal Company, Pidney near Hazelbury Bryan

Online Business of the Year

  • Harts of Stur, Sturminster Newton
  • Atom Club CIC, Marnhull
  • The Honest Agency (Honest Digital Ltd), Marnhull

Small Business of the Year

  • Not Just Backs, Tisbury
  • P. Keating butchers of Wimborne
  • Darren Northeast PR Ltd, Bournemouth
  • The Honest Agency (Honest Digital Ltd), Marnhull

Start Up Business of the Year

  • ASH Elite, Bournemouth
  • A.C.S Valeting & Detailing, Castle Cary
  • The White Hart, Sherborne

The Business Growth Award

  • Hunt’s Foodservice, Sherborne
  • Purple HR, Bournemouth
  • Cranborne Chase Cider, Minchington near Blandford
  • Offcamber, Blandford Forum

Best Employee

  • Cheryl Coates of Hunt’s Foodservice
  • Tracey Hughes of Abbot & Slater
  • Laura Bragg of Beales Gourmet Ltd