Local Business Award Winners

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The Wessex FM Business Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the Wessex FM Local Business Awards 2014!  We celebrated some great local success stories at a glitzy evening at the Riveria Hotel in Weymouth, and you can meet all of our winners below.


The Wessex FM Local Business Awards are once again proudly  supported by Porter Dodson Solicitors and Advisors



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lha chesil beach motorsThe Customer Focus Award with Chesil Beach Motors

A quality service can make the difference between a customer returning to your business or going elsewhere.  This Award recognises great service whether for the general public or business to business.

WINNER:  Flair Hair & Beauty, Portland





lha chesil beach motorsEmployee of the Year with Brewery Square

No matter the size of your business, every employee will play a key role in your success.  But who has stepped up and gone above your expectations to help you deliver results?

WINNER:  Lydia Cobb of Seven Springs Studios, Dorchester





lha westerly bmw logoBusiness Leader / Manager of the Year with Westerly Dorchester BMW

This Award is not just about being a successful manager.  It’s also about leading from the front and making sure a team works effectively together.  It’s also about coaching and developing staff.  Does your leader show these business and personal skills?  This is open for anyone from a CEO to team supervisor.

WINNER:  Clive Samways, Samways Fish Merchants, Bridport





120x200 albert goodmanBest Large Business with Albert Goodman Chartered Accountants

Would you rate your business as one of the best in Dorset?  Have you shown exceptional success or achievement in the past year, either in terms of results, your development, or standing in the community?  This Award is for teams of twenty five or more.

WINNER:  C G Fry & Son





120x200 basepointBest Small Business with Basepoint Business Centre

Would you rate your business as one of the best in Dorset?  Have you shown exceptional success or achievement in the past year, either in terms of results, your development, or standing in the community?  This Award is for teams of no more than twenty five people.

WINNER:  Pollard's Precious Pets in Weymouth





fgp logo local hero awardsMade In Dorset Award with FGP Precision Engineering

Dorset is famous for its produce, and this Award is to highlight these amazing producers and farm shops.  From meat and cheese to confectionary and fruit and vegetables, there’s no shortage of local businesses worthy of taking this title.

WINNER:  Times To Treasure in Dorset





redtale holdingsYoung Entrepreneur of the Year with Redtale Holdings Ltd

Getting ahead in business can be tough.  This Award is designed to celebrate the next generation of business leaders in Dorset, who have set up their own company and showing signs of success.  Open for entries for young people under the age of 25.

WINNER:  Alex Smith of STIKA.CO in Weymouth





danmor lodge NEWThe Going Green Award with Danmor Lodge Residential Home

How big is your carbon footprint?  There are many ways to ‘go green’, from recycling to choosing the right company vehicles.  If your company has taken steps to be more environmentally friendly, enter this Award now.

WINNER:  Osprey Leisure Centre, Portland





roberts foodThe Dining Award with Roberts Food Service

A new award for this year, we want to recognise the diversity of Dorset's restaurants, bistros and cafes.  The county boasts marvellous produce, but who can turn that into an unforgettable dining experience?  Or specialises in bringing us cuisine from around the world?

WINNER:  Rachel's of West Bay





travis perkinsTradesperson of the Year with Travis Perkins

A new category for this year, we want to give credit to the independent tradesperson.  The carpenter, the plumber, the electrician, the carpet fitter ... if you have good experience of a local tradesperson, nominate them here.

WINNER:  Richard Drake, Dorchester based builder





synergy-logoNew Business of the Year with Synergy Housing

In these still tough economic times, it's always good to see a start up business thriving and growing.  This category is for any business based in Dorset who have been trading for two years or less.

WINNER: Thomas J William Hair Design in Dorchester





logo wessex local hero fillerBest Independent Retailer with Wessex FM

With the growing threat of online purchases, our Dorset shops continue to show they are open for business.  This Award is for an independent retailer based in the county, who may operate one or multiple shops of any type.

WINNER:  County Shoes of Dorchester





logo wessex local hero fillerTHE SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD with Porter Dodson Solicitors & Advisors

WINNER:  Ryan Bennett of Bennett's Mechanical Services





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