Published: March 20, 2022 | Updated: March 20, 2022

Top honours for West Dorset Leisure Holidays at the ever-growing Bridport Business Awards

Cllr Ian Bark, Mayor of Bridport, presents the Business of the Year award to Paul George, Operations Manager, and Jo Boschis, Holiday Bookings Co-ordinator, West Dorset Leisure Holidays. Picture: Bridport Nub News.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

West Dorset Leisure Holidays won top honours at this year’s Bridport Business Awards.

The owner of five family-managed holiday parks in Dorset was declared Overall Business of the Year.

It also collected the award for Green/Eco Business of the Year.

In total, 14 awards were presented at the annual awards, staged by MW Events.

Held before a capacity audience of 60 people at Highlands End Holiday Park, overlooking the Jurassic Coast in Bridport, they were also live-streamed.

Nigel Reeve, Organiser, said: “The awards continue to increase in popularity.

“This is the third year of these awards and entries grow year on year.

“However, within this, there are interesting trends.

“Three years ago interest in the Green/Eco category was low.

“Now it’s a category with one of the highest number of entries.

“We have to acknowledge the huge support we have received from local businesses, the Bridport Chamber and the Bridport Town Council.

“This support has ensured these awards have become a major event in the local business calendar.”

The full results were:

1. Artisans and Market Vendors, sponsored by Bridport Town Council.

Oleo Bodycare

2. Independent Business of The Year, sponsored by Bridport Business, The Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

Gunz Barbers

3. Digital Innovation Award, sponsored by Porter Dodson.


4. Excellence in Customer Service. sponsored by Cornish Mutual.

Rural Ranges

5. Rising Star/Young Entrepreneur, sponsored by The Property Company Holdings.

Sarah Macdonald of Toddle and Born

6. Family Business of The Year, sponsored by Action Coach West Dorset.


7. Green/Eco Business of The Year, sponsored by Bridport Town Council.

West Dorset Leisure Holidays

8. Café, Pub, Casual Dining, sponsored by NFU Mutual.

Olive Tree

9. Best Place to Work, sponsored by Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants.

Cherries West Bay

10. Service Provider of The Year, sponsored by Footeprints.

Gavin Dixon Finance Solutions

11. New Business of The Year, sponsored by St Michael’s Trading Estate.

Hurt Locker

12. Retail Business of The Year, sponsored by Higos Insurance.

The Alleyways Antiques Centre

13. Community Support, sponsored by Watershed PR.

Survivor to Thriver

14. Overall Business of The Year.

West Dorset Leisure Holidays