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 are free to enter and simple to enter. The entry form link is below plus the entry guidelines. Entries close on Monday, 25th January 2021.
The categories are:
Best Community Support (seen to be supporting other businesses or people during the recent issues)
Best Customer Service
Best Use of Digital
Green Business of the Year
New Business of the Year
Health and Beauty 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.
Category sponsorship is now available.
The awards were launched on Tuesday, 20th October 2020. The venue was the beautiful Leweston School, just outside Sherborne and the launch was streamed live. To view the launch just click on the below.
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.
OCTOBER 2020 -Our official launch was on Tuesday, 20th October at Leweston School, near Sherborne. The launch was streamed live and a recording of the launch is available via the below button. The reaction to the awards has been excellent. Thanks to all involved.
OCTOBER 2020 We can announce that Dorset Mind is our charity partner for the 2021 awards. The recent COVID issues have seen the demand for their services increase dramatically and our plan is to help them increase awareness of the services and help they offer to the Sherborne area.
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.