The 2017 Dorset Business Awards are set to kick off and big names in the world of business are set to attend the event. The event has been scheduled for 6th July and was organised by the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI). It will be taking place at the Poole Compton Acres’ Italian Villa. This will be a special launch as it will not only be celebrating the successes of those who won awards last year but also introducing five new categories of awards.
The new award categories will be officially opened and announced at the event and businesses of all sizes in the various sectors are encouraged to participate. Submissions are being forward through the event’s website, dorsetbusinessawards.co.uk and interested businesses have until September 3rd to submit their entries. There will be a gala dinner on the 23rd of November which will be held at the BIC. The finalists will be invited to this dinner for which the entertainment sponsor is the Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital. For the third year in a row, the production sponsor will be Brighter Productions.
As far as the 2017 awards are concerned, all the category sponsors have already been confirmed and they include UK Health Insurance, Liz Lean, Blue Sky Financial Planning, Dorset LEP, PKF Francis Clark, REID Steel, Sunseeker International Ltd, UK Luxury Care, RT Brand Communications, Beales Gourmet among others. The event will be retaining its previous media partners i.e. The Daily Echo, Wave 105 and Dorset Echo.
The organiser of the event, Stuart Dixon, who also serves as DCCI’s head of marketing and communications stated that they were quite happy to be launching the Dorset Business Awards at the Villa especially with five new awards to be won this year. He continued by affirming that the DCCI was very proud of the efforts it had put in to modify the awards ceremony so it could have many more categories to cater to the various trends in the current industry.
He also stated that the awards, which were first awarded 23 years ago, are currently one of the most sought after by members of the business community in the region and he was thus encouraging all the businesses in the region to get involved in this year’s programme to help celebrate the standard of business in Dorset which is quite high.