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Marketing West Events promoting and supporting local businesses with grassroots business awards in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Wimborne, Dorchester, Weymouth, Bridport, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Axminster, Lyme/Charmouth and Seaton/Sidmouth.

2022 Awards

Watch the 2022 awards by clicking on the winner's picture on the left.

Details of the 2023 awards will be announced in September 2022. If you would like to suggest a category get in touch.

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2021 Winners

Elliott Cuff

Forces Fit

Sherborne Kitchen

Jules Bradburn


Hunts Accountants

Mo Gerras


Robin James

Rosa Rocks Clothing

Porter Dodson Solicitors

Dikita Crafts

The Cross Keys

Tom Rowell Designs

Business of the Year


The Cross Keys

2022 Winners

The Queens Arms

Atkins Ferrie

The Barker Group

Yeatman Hospital

Sherborne Market


Goathill Farm


Girlings Hearing Centre

Ellie Harvey Silver

Harry Ollis

The Cross Keys

Olivers Coffee Shop

Business of the Year


Sherborne Market

Our Winners
Sherborne Business Awards LinkedIn Group

We've created a LinkedIn group, with regular updates and the latest information about the awards, for supporters, sponsors and entrants. To join the group just click on the below picture.

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Here are our Sponsors and their Categories

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These are grassroots business awards focusing on the quality and range of local businesses and is open to all local businesses, organisations and institutions.

The awards are not an excuse for a party. The focus is on the entries and not the event. It's a chance for local businesses to get together, while the awards presentation will also be live-streamed to reach the maximum number of people.

Our Five-Point Promise

  1. The role of the awards is to promote the range and quality of local businesses.

  2. Entry will be free.

  3. Judging will be independent and online with no outside influence.

  4. There will be a category for every business.

  5. The awards ceremony will be open to all. The cost to attend will just be the cost to us.


Below are just some of the comments businesses have made after our various awards throughout Dorset. The full copy of each one is available to view if required.

"The Dorchester Business Awards are a significant marker of our local post-Covid recovery, a really encouraging and optimistic event that I was honoured to be part of."

Lord Fellowes of West Stafford

“The Business Awards are the best thing to happen in Dorset for many years. It is so rewarding to see how businesses across the County recognise their value and have responded by entering the various categories. Onwards and upwards!”

Barry White, Humphreys Kirk

"I am really honoured and hugely proud to have won this Overall Business Award.  I'm so pleased for the Barker staff members, who have worked so hard, pulling together brilliantly as a team, particularly over the last two years to come through such difficult times."

Matthew Barker, The Barker Group, Poole


"You could tell the businesses were genuinely moved to receive awards, and that it meant more to them because as the Wimborne Business Awards, it was ours as a town.

We were really happy with the way we were kept in the loop and kept in touch throughout the whole process. Communication and clarity were terrific with a constant supply of updates and information." 

Tammy Sleet, Manager, Wimborne BID


“Being recognised as the best by guests who dine in our restaurant week in, week out is what Weymouth and Portland are all about! Keep it local. A great boost for business.”

Chef Eric, Les Enfants Terrible, Weymouth


“It was wonderful to win last year – Overall winner and Best Customer Service too - which I was particularly pleased about for the team who really do look after our customers.  Such a thrill for us all and our customers were pleased too!”

Caroline Parkin, Leakers Bakery, Bridport


“We entered the Dorchester and Poundbury Awards thinking nothing ventured nothing gained. It was so nice to see businesses networking together during the awards. Not only did we win our category, but the overall best business as well! We could not believe it, We would like to say to all the businesses out there enter as you have a lot to gain!”

Neil Strudwick, Goldcrest Jewellers, Dorchester


“I wanted to write and thank you for our wonderful award.  It was a real boost for morale to be recognised as a new business after what has been such a challenging year to open and operate in. It was lovely to meet fellow local businesses and also for the awards to be so fair.  Please pass on my thanks to all those who organised such a wonderful event. It was hugely appreciated.

Doune Mackenzie Edwards, The Queen’s Arms, Corton Denham, Sherborne

Our Ethos and Promise


2022 Categories, Winners and Sponsors

Health, Beauty & Fitness Business of the Year, sponsored by Sherborne Chamber of Trade and Commerce

  • Winner: Communifit      

Artisan & Market Traders, sponsored by Sherborne Town Council

  • Winner: Elly Harvey Silver           

Independent Business of the Year, sponsored by Battens

  • Winner: Sherborne Market

Digital Innovation Award, sponsored by Hunts Accountants

  • Winner: Vineyards          

Green/Eco Business of the Year, sponsored by Church House Investment Management

  • Winner: GoatHill Farm

Rising Star/Young Entrepreneur, sponsored by Valmiera Glass

  • Winner: Harry Ollis of Sherborne Kitchen

Family Business of the Year, sponsored by NFU Mutual Sherborne Branch

  • Winner:  Girlings Complete Hearing   

Excellence in Customer Service, sponsored by Mogers Drewett

  • Winner: GoatHill Farm

Café, Pub, Casual Dining Business of the Year, sponsored by Hunts Food

  • Winners (Joint): The Cross Keys and Oliver’s Coffee House

Best Place to Work, sponsored by Sherborne Town Council

  • Winner: Barker Group   

Professional Services Business of the Year, sponsored by Gavin Dixon Financial Services (GDFS)

  • Winner: Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management

New Business of the Year. sponsored by Porter Dodson

  • Winner:  The Queens Arms     

Retail Business, sponsored by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management

  • Winner: Vineyards          

Community Support, sponsored by Sherborne Indies

  • Winner: Yeatman Hospital          

Ongoing Commitment to a Safer Working Environment, sponsored by Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

  • Winner: Yeatman Hospital

Business of the Year

Winner: Sherborne Market

Our Supporters and Sponsors
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Enjoy some of the photos from the 2022 Awards

Photos of the 2022 awards are below. Just click on each one to enlarge.

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