Enter the 2019 New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards
10 different categories this year - one for all businesses big and small!
The New Forest Business Partnership 2019 "Brilliance in Business” Awards were officially opened this Tuesday morning at Carey's Manor Hotel and local businesspeople are very much encouraged to enter their own businesses and nominate other businesses too, for one or more of the ten awards on offer.
Since 2006 the New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards have celebrated the achievements of business in the area and highlighted best practice. Each year the award scheme has grown and last year saw a record number of entries and an outstanding quality of short-listees.
Enter your own business, and nominate businesses you admire too
If you've never entered nor considered entering for one of these Awards before, do it this year! There has to be a category - or more than one - in which your business would stand a great chance. In addition, if you particularly admire a certain business please nominate it, too.
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Brilliant opportunity to publicise your business
If you're a finalist or better still the winner in your category, you'll get a great big boost of publicity for your business! Last year's winners below will certainly endorse that aspect.
But even the process of entering in itself will be good for your business because it encourages you to focus on what you do, who you do it for, who your customers are and how you keep them happy, who your target markets are and how you make your business appealing to them, how you look after and train your staff and so on. Just take a look at all the categories now and we are sure there will be one for which your business could enter. What's not to like!
Go on, do it, enter!
The organisers would really like to see the numbers of entries grow significantly this year, and give the judges some tough decisions to make! You can do the whole thing online so it will only take a few minutes.
So start now by looking through the list of categories and determining which would be suitable for your own business to enter, and fill in the relevant online form. The categories are listed below or you can go straight to the entry details on the NFBP website here.
Equally, if the awards listed make you think of another business which merits consideration in that category – please do spend those few minutes and make a nomination. If you don’t do it, chances are they won’t get nominated. But on the other hand if you do, and others nominate the same person or business, that will give the organisers a good clue!
Entries by 12 noon on Tuesday 1 October: Start thinking about your entry now!
The categories for 2019 are:
The New Forest District Council Award for Outstanding Customer Care
The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation
The 49 Award for Entrepreneurship
The New Forest Enterprise Centre Award for the Best New Business
The Hampshire County Council Award for Contribution to the New Forest Community
The New Forest National Park Authority Award for Contribution to the National Park
The Totton College Award for Training and Development
The Eric Robinson Award for Young Person in Business
The New Forest Marque Award for Food and Drink
The Go New Forest Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Visitor Economy
You can read full details of each of the categories before deciding which to enter.
Just go to the main Awards page on the NFBP website and then click the relevant link from there.
NFBP Business of the Year Award sponsored by Solent Local Enterprise Partnership
The New Forest Business of the year will be selected from the winners of the ten individual categories. Criteria will include recognition of successful companies which show high levels of achievement within their core business and in a number of specialist areas including investment in the workforce, enterprise and innovation, entrepreneurship, development of technologies and green policies.
Awards Presentation Evening
The Awards will be presented at the Annual Presentation Evening on Thursday 28 November, this year for the first time at Beaulieu Motor Museum. Tickets are now onsale.
All entries must be made by 12 noon on Tuesday 01 October - good luck!
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Article added: 11 September 2015