Awards

Magnifique! Les Enfants Terribles wins again as Weymouth & Portland's finest receive honours

Kelly Simpkins and Eric Tavernier celebrate Les Enfants Terribles being named Business of the Year at the 2023 WeyPort Business Awards. Picture: Paul Collins/PC Visuals.

By Staff Reporter [email protected]

Published: March 12, 2023 | Updated: 13th March 2023

They’ve done it again!

Les Enfants Terribles was crowned Business of the Year at yesterday’s WeyPort (Weymouth & Portland) Business Awards.

The seafood restaurant’s success came a year after it was named Restaurant of the Year at the 2022 awards – and overall Business of the Year in 2021.

Now in its eighth year, Les Enfants Terribles is owned by chef Eric Tavernier and his wife Joanna.

It was among 13 businesses and individuals winning awards at this year’s lunchtime ceremony, held at Weymouth College.

Framed certificates were presented by Weymouth Mayor Cllr Ann Weaving and Cllr Pete Roper, Mayor of Portland.

This year’s WeyPort Business Awards saw a  record number of entries and nominations.

More than 450 were received since the awards were launched in October last year.

Nigel Reeve, of the organisers, MW Events, said: “Entries and nominations were coming in daily.

“We expected around 250 but we underestimated the interest.

“It seems a number of members of the business community promoted the awards to all their contacts and those contacts spread the word even further.

“It created its own momentum.

“I’d like to thank all involved for such a great effort.

“It just shows what can be achieved.”

Close to 50 Weymouth and Portland-based business leaders joined in the celebrations at the awards ceremony.

Headline sponsor for the awards is ActionCOACH.

Dorset Biz News is proud to be the county-wide Media Partner for the 13 awards now organised by MW Events across Dorset.

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Gallery – WeyPort Business Awards 2023 winners, pictures by Paul Collins/PC Visuals

Green/Eco Business: Weymouth and Portland Marine Litter Project.


Best Place to Work: The Secret Garden Café.


Café, Pub, Casual Dining: The Dorset Burger Company.


Leading Customer Service: Razzamataz Theatre School.


Young Entrepreneur: Chloe Thomson (Coast2Country Cleaning).


Health and Wellbeing: The Little Wellness Sanctuary.


Family Business: Rock Rose Specialist Cleaning Solutions.


Independent Business: New Image Tiles.


New Business: Serra Property.


Leading Restaurant: Halls Kitchen.


Tourism Business: Nothe Fort.

B2B Business of the Year Wonderful Weymouth Magazine.


Business of the Year: Les Enfants Terribles.

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