Wonderful Wimborne: Minster town chosen as latest location for successful business awards

By Staff Reporter [email protected]

Published: November 26, 2021 | Updated: 26th November 2021

A fast-growing – and grassroots – business awards scheme is coming to Wimborne.

Organiser MW Events has announced it is to launch the Wimborne Business Awards.

They will focus on promoting the range and quality of local businesses.

Entry will be free and open for all local businesses to enter.

The awards have the full support of Wimborne Business Improvement District (BID).

Tammy Sleet, BID Manager, pictured with Martin Pate, Chairman, said: “The BID is thrilled to support the Wimborne Business Awards and celebrate the truly exceptional service that customers enjoy in any of our great businesses.”

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Wimborne is the seventh location in Dorset to be selected for the awards.

They have also been held in Sherborne, Bridport, Dorchester and Poundbury, Weymouth and Portland, Lyme Regis and Poole.

The latest – in Poole – earlier this month attracted 124 entries, far exceeding expectations.

The website for the Wimborne Business Awards will go live on Wednesday December 1.

A launch breakfast is to be held at Wimborne’s Allendale Centre on Thursday December 9.

Business entries and customer nominations will also open via the website on the same day.

The awards will culminate with a lunchtime awards ceremony at Allendale House on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

It will also be live streamed to reach the maximum number of people.

Nigel Reeve, of MW Events, pictured left, said: “We make five promises with these awards.

“They focus on promoting local businesses, they are free to enter, the judging is fair and independent, there will be a category for every type of business and the awards ceremony will be open to all, with no inflated ticket prices.

“These are grassroots business awards open to all.

“Relaxed and friendly giving local businesses the profile they deserve.”

The categories for the Wimborne Business Awards will be announced on December 1.

The recent Poole Business Awards – the most successful to date – included:

  • Health, Beauty and Fitness Award
  • Hospitality Business of the Year
  • Independent Business of the Year
  • Green/Eco Business of the Year
  • Start Up Business of the Year
  • Excellence in Customer Service
  • Tourism Business of the Year
  • Best Place to Work
  • Service Provider of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur/Rising Star
  • Artisan/Local Produce Provider
  • Excellence in the Community
  • Overall Business of the Year


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