THE BACKGROUND AND THE AWARDS
Marketing West is an events, promotions and marketing company, based close to
Sherborne, with thirty years experience organising awards events at the highest level.
Until the lockdown Marketing West ran regular working breakfasts around the
Sherborne area. The company first considered the Sherborne Business Awards back in 2018. More recently two of their business contacts suggested they consider the awards again.
Nigel Reeve of Marketing West fiercely believes it's time to get business moving again and start focusing on the positives. This time he felt the timing for the awards was right.
Local independent businesses were consulted and a range of categories drawn up. The awards ceremony will be a celebration of local business, not an excuse for a party.
The awards will be free to enter and simple to enter. The entry form will be available on-line and will take no more than ten minutes to complete.
The Sherborne Local Business Awards will be for local independent traders and businesses.
The proposed categories are:
Best Community Support (seen to be supporting other businesses or people during the recent issues)
Best Customer Service
New Business of the Year
Independent Business of the Year
Retail Business of the Year
Service Provider of the Year
Cafe /Pub of the year
Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year
Rising Star of the Year (16-25 year old either starting out in business or working within a business)
Business Leader of the Year
Entry forms and entry conditions will be available from 1st November 2020.
Details of category sponsorship opportunities will be available early in September 2020.
The awards will be launched at a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, 20th October 2020. The venue will be the beautiful Leweston School, just outside Sherborne. The launch breakfast details will be available on Monday, 21st September 2020.
The awards presentation and winners announcement will be at lunchtime on Thursday, 25th February, again at Leweston School. The awards will also be streamed online to reach the maximum audience. Details will be announced in January 2021.
SEPTEMBER 2020-We can announce that the new online Blackmore Vale magazine will be working as our media partner for the awards. For the latest updates sign up to their mailing list.
SEPTEMBER 2020 - Bookings will open on Friday, 25th September for our awards launch event at Leweston School.