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Awards created and organised by MW Events - Championing local business

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Just click on the picture on the left to see our latest video covering entries, sponsorship and the awards ceremony.

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Updated 9th May 2022

Entries Close Friday 13th May


These are grassroots business awards focussing on the quality and range of local businesses. 

The awards are not an excuse for a party. The focus is on the entries, supporting, promoting and celebrating the great range of local businesses. The ceremony is a chance for networking, to get together and celebrate not just the businesses that win but all the entrants. The awards presentation will also be live-streamed to reach the maximum number of people.

​                                                         OUR SIX-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. Category sponsorship will be sensibly priced to ensure local businesses can be part of the awards.

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


These are just some of the comments we have received about our awards throughout Dorset:

"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 moral 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

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Just click on the relevant below buttons to enter. Please read the guidelines and terms and conditions before entering. Entries need to use the below. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept entries sent directly to the organisers.

Entries close at 14.00 on Friday, 13th May 2022.

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Best Place to Work


Community Support

Excellence in Customer Service

Green/Eco-Business of the Year 

Independent Business of the Year

New Business of the Year

Professional Services Business 

Restaurant of the Year

Retail Business of the Year

Young Entrepreneur/Rising Star


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Awards Creators and Organisers

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2021 Winners

Channel View Guest House

Billy Winters

Dorset Trade Skills

Weymouth Bay

Les Enfants Terribles

Osprey Cottages

Gunz Hairdressers

Morgan Brown

Happy Home Mortgages Ltd

SW Refills

Nothe Fort

2021 Business of the Year

Les Enfants Terribles

Our Winners

2022 Winners

The 2022 winners will be announced at the awards lunch on Friday, 24th June 2022. Booking details will follow shortly.