Investing in Dorset Award
UK Health Insurance is an independent health insurance broker based in Poole, Dorset.With more than a decade’s experience helping businesses protect their most valuable assets, their people, our friendly team gives companies solid and reliable advice on a comprehensive range of company health insurance policies and other employee benefits.
As an independent whole of market broker, we can offer expert advice on leading health insurance providers as well as smaller specialist insurers too.
UK Health Insurance is delighted to be sponsoring a brand new award for 2016, the UK Health Insurance Investing in Dorset Award, which reflects our own passion for supporting local businesses.
As a responsible Dorset company, we have adopted a simple philosophy. If we need to buy something, be it product or service, the first question is, can we buy it from a local company? We would like to challenge all local businesses to adopt the same philosophy.
The benefits and opportunities this can help generate are numerous, more locally successful businesses, improved local employment prospects, higher productivity and greater customer satisfaction, lower carbon footprint, more personal service, lower delivery costs, less traffic…
Hooshiar Mires, Operations Director of UK Health Insurance said: “Looking after our local economy is very important to us as a business and this award is our way of showcasing and rewarding other Dorset companies that endeavor to spend as much of their budgets as locally as possible.”
To find out more about UK Health Insurance’s specialist service, call 01202 756352 or visit the website here.
UK Health Insurance is a trading name of Healthnet Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Creative and Digital Impact Award
Arts University Bournemouth is one of the leading professional arts universities dedicated to turning creativity into careers, we specialise in making and thinking. Established in 1885, AUB is a creative community where students and staff come together to innovate, collaborate and connect across art, design, media and performance. For each of the last ten years, AUB has been in the top 10 of all UK universities for employability (DLHE).
Visit the website here.
Creative and Digital Impact Award
Liz Lean PR Ltd is a proactive and results driven public relations, marketing and event management consultancy with some of the most heavyweight clients in the south coast region. We are a team of academic and highly experienced professionals with a creative approach to marketing, social media, events and public relations. We forge close links with our clients, becoming an extension of their team to deliver thorough and effective campaigns on a local, regional and national level, using both online and offline media.
Liz Lean PR is based in Sandbanks, Poole, and was founded by Liz Willingham (neé Lean) 18 years ago in 1998. The 14 strong team work with a diverse portfolio of clients, serving business to business and business to consumer clients across a wide range of sectors including the professional services, tourism, retail, leisure, food and drink, local government, property, healthcare, media, IT, interiors and aviation.
Social media management is a core expertise – Liz Lean PR work alongside clients to set their objectives in cohesion with their traditional PR messages, establish communication guidelines, create the functionality of the pages and manage the daily online dialogue for clients on various platforms. Aligned with this, photography and video production are also a strong in-house offering.
The company is also renowned for bringing organisations together for mutual benefit. Liz Lean PR is proud of its little black book, and has undeniably some of the best contacts with business leaders across the region and beyond. As a consequence, stakeholder engagement is an integral part of the company’s USP.
Family Business Award
We know it is unusual to see the words “accountants” and “passion” in the same sentence but then we have always looked at things differently because we are genuinely passionate about helping our clients succeed – whether it’s building a better business, early retirement, or simply more time with the family.
How do we do this? We listen – because we realise it’s all about you…
PKF Francis Clark has been a long standing leader in the field of family business advice and have been heavily involved in a major initiative aimed at boosting family business growth in South West England.
These awards are our chance to celebrate those Family Businesses who have succeeded which is why we are delighted to be able to sponsor the PKF Francis Clark Family Business of the Year Award in the Dorset Business Awards. There have been some terrific winners in past years so we look forward with eager anticipation to this year’s entries.
If you would like to find out more about us and read about how we help our Family Business clients “keep it in the family” then just visit our website:
As we say…it’s all about you.
Emerging Business Award
The Training Room is a full service careers provider. In a nutshell, we specialise in high quality professional training across a range of industries, but our approach is underpinned with the fundamental belief that our role is to support each and every student during and after their training in order to provide the best career start possible.
Company of the Year Award
From offices in Bournemouth, Southampton and London, full service law firm Lester Aldridge advises businesses and private individuals on a regional, national and international scale. We are known for our ability to offer top quality legal advice in a straightforward way, making us accessible and easy to deal with.
Our core practice areas are real estate, banking & finance, dispute resolution, corporate & commercial services and private client, and within these, specialist niche practices such as healthcare, marine, agriculture, charities & social enterprise, debt recovery and fertility.
We are proud of our reputation and history and can trace our origins back to 1796. Lester Aldridge has grown to be the largest law firm in Dorset and can offer city expertise at regional rates.
Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We believe that every client has their own unique requirements and we tailor our ways of working by thoroughly understanding our clients business or personal circumstances.
We believe that through listening to our client’s needs, concerns and expectations that we can deliver a solution which is innovative, realistic and delivers the optimal result for our client.
Our people are fundamental to the success of our business. We recruit the best – both in terms of qualifications but also in terms of experience. It’s important to us that we have an established team of lawyers who you can build a relationship with, if that’s what you need, or with whom you can depend on for fast and effective advice.
Lester Aldridge has been accredited with the Law Society’s Lexcel Quality Standard since 2007.
Company of the Year Award
Whether small family companies or global corporations, we approach every business customer as an individual relationship. We strive to understand your unique needs and to make banking straightforward, so you can focus on growth. That’s why our clients get a dedicated, expert Relationship Director. We believe credit partners should meet you directly, so our decisions are as transparent as possible. We work hard to do right by you and your business now and in the long term.
It’s thanks to this approach that we’re proud to say 4 out of 5 of our business customers would recommend us.
Simple Personal Fair – what a bank should be.
We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Dorset Business Awards for the second year and to find out how we’re supporting businesses like yours please visit www.santandercb.co.uk, or alternatively call Mark Robertson on 07834753978 (or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
Business Engagement with the Community Award
J.P. Morgan is a leading global financial services firm with a presence in Bournemouth for almost 30 years. The location is a technology and operations centre, resulting in a diverse range of career opportunities. An active ‘Supporting our Community’ programme provides assistance to local voluntary organisations, charities and schools.
We are pleased to be supporting the local business community through the Business Engagement with the Community Award for 2016.
Business Engagement with Education Award
VoIP Unlimited is a Dorset based ITSP (Internet telephony service provider) founded on the basic principle of providing a good reliable service. The company specialises in Business Data and voice connectivity for companies ranging from bespoke connectivity for F1 teams to one person home-based businesses. Having moved from Bournemouth Airport to a larger office in Poole 3 years ago, VoIP Unlimited has expanded its staffing levels to meet the ever increasing demand for a good old fashioned service. Our bespoke services enable our customers to receive cost effective, reliable and secure communication across our voice and data network.
Some of our services such as deploying Data connectivity may involve a number of factors to get it right, from the installation of PSTN copper lines, getting the right broadband or Ethernet circuit installed to getting the numbers ported in time for the office move. VoIP Unlimited has the experience to deliver these to a first-class standard and for that reason gain the trust as a key supplier.
VoIP Unlimited can provide the following:
In addition to this, the company has continually thrived due to its dedicated account management and fast turnaround provisioning team ensuring all orders are completed promptly and accurately. VoIP Unlimited lends the same care and attention to its customer MPLS deployments as its SIP and IP Core networks, resulting in the best Wide Area Network design in the market today.
Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Throughout its life, Bournemouth University has developed a strong reputation for offering a wide range of opportunities and support for enterprise activity within the region. Inspired by a clear vision for the future, we continue to develop new initiatives and programmes to help realise the potential of tomorrow’s employees and business leaders.
Working with the local community and encouraging entrepreneurial activity allows Bournemouth University to harness its strengths in adding value to new ventures. From graduate and student recruitment, consultancy, research & development to professional development and training, Bournemouth University offers a range of opportunities and resources that can give your business the competitive edge. Why not go to www.bournemouth.ac.uk/business-services to see the range of possibilities available to you or alternatively call 01202 961961.
“Bournemouth University is proud to be supporting the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, now in its ninth year. Through our support of the awards we are recognising that local businesses with a specific focus on growth and innovation will play a pivotal role in providing employment opportunities and supporting the future economic prosperity of this area. This award is designed to recognise exceptional individual talent or a company considered by the judges to be at the forefront of enterprise in the region” Dean Patton, Professor of Entrepreneurship.’
Team of the Year
TeamJobs is a progressive and exciting Recruitment Business based in Poole and Bournemouth that has recently been awarded Dorset Company of the Year status for 2015. Our goal is to add value and work as a talent resource partner to clients and candidates alike to enhance the entire recruitment process. Our philosophy is to create an in house team of recruitment professionals who are highly motivated, bought into our business and processes but most importantly who understand our journey and vision. If our staff are happy and value our business then we know this will be how they go about managing their relationship with you and your business.
TeamJobs, now in their 15th year, specialise in Engineering, Industrial, Commercial, Digital and Hospitality recruitment and in the last two years have expanded into Executive search. We provide flexible shop floor staffing solutions right through to board and director level appointments for many local and national businesses. We are not just another recruitment business: We are TeamJobs……
Let our team work for you! www.teamjobs.co.uk
Excellence in Customer Service Award
At Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, we aim to provide the highest level of private healthcare, offering a wide range of first class medical and surgical services. We also attract many of Dorset’s leading consultant surgeons and physicians. Independent of government and with no shareholders this means as a charity we can reinvest all financial surpluses for the benefit of our customers.
Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital is one of 31 hospitals across the group offering a comprehensive range of specialist services and houses 41 private en-suite bedrooms with Wi-Fi, three operating theatres, an endoscopy suite, hydrotherapy pool and a state-of-the-art scanning suit with a cardiac enabled MRI scanner, as well as an Aquilon One Vision CT Scanner which enables Cardiac Diagnostics in Radiology.
2016 has seen substantial investment across the hospital with a nearly total refurbishment taking place. We are also extremely proud of our state-of-the-art new Cardiac Interventional Suite which opened this year which enables patients to have all their cardiac treatments here.
This demonstrates Nuffield Health’s on-going commitment to providing exceptional care.
For further information please visit http://www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/bournemouth/our-hospital or call 01202 232907.
Retail Experience Award
The Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole is the largest indoor shopping centre in Dorset, anchored by Marks & Spencer, BHS, Primark and Beales. With more than 140 other retailers, including national multiples such as Next, New Look, Topshop, River Island, Boots, Clarks, Wilkinsons and Argos.
The Centre is owned by Legal and General Property, who continue to work behind the scenes on plans to increase dwell time and enhance the tenant mix, with retailers not currently represented in the town.
The shopping centre comprises 680,000 sq ft of covered retail space, arranged over three levels, together with open streetscape areas. With a prominent central location, situated immediately adjacent to the bus and railway stations as well as linking directly to the town’s three main car parks, the Dolphin Centre dominates Poole’s retail offer, providing more than 60 per cent of the retail space. Poole has an extensive catchment area, which is further boosted by its large tourist draw, and the scheme attracts an annual footfall in excess of 11 million.
John Grinnell, Centre Manager of the Dolphin Centre, said: “We are really excited to be involved with the Dorset Business Awards 2015. We are keeping the award for 2015 the same as last year, this is tailored towards the shopping experience. We have found this to be key when operating a retail store. The experience has to be right!!”
“Dorset has fantastic retail destinations around the County, with the ability to provide excellent shopping experiences. We are looking forward to seeing a lot of entries from across the County and look forward to receiving many award nominations.”
Wave 105 has made something more akin to a deluge than a splash since breaking onto the central South’s airwaves in 1998.
Wave 105’s reach is vast; it talks to its audience via FM, DAB, online and through social media and appeals to an upmarket, mature audience enjoying a quality lifestyle and complements a marketplace where the majority are employed in professional, managerial and highly skilled industry sectors. Advertisers can communicate with an audience predominantly aged over 25 enjoying a high standard of living and typically classified as the head of household. Geographically and demographically, Wave 105 is perfectly positioned to offer a total business solution.
Listeners enjoy the South’s Best Variety of Hits, a selection of favourites from the past 40 years featuring rock, pop, dance, soul and easy listening, comprehensive news and traffic coverage and topical ‘what’s on’ items, all compiled by exceptionally loyal and talented staff, many of whom have been with the business since the launch.
Wave 105 can plan a total radio solution, on air, online, social, sponsorship, promotions or events campaign for clients, from an initial creative concept to the final delivery. When promoting an organisation, brand or business, it is crucial to get the message across in a cost-effective manner. This is where Wave 105’s finely tuned business acumen comes to the forefront. Wave 105 itself is a hugely successful professional organisation and customers who pursue a marketing initiative with it recognise that their message will be delivered.
Wave 105 is a fresh opportunity for advertisers, offering a refreshing approach all about partnership, communication and discussion because nowadays everything in business is about flexibility. For more information call Wave 105 Sales on 01489 481057 or visit:
The Daily Echo and Dorset Echo ‑ two exceptional and award-winning daily newspapers, Bridport News – a robust paid-for weekly, Society – a high net worth county magazine and the free Advertiser series with its 150,000 circulation. Allied to a portfolio of complementary websites including bournemouthecho.co.uk and dorsetecho.co.uk with one million unique browsers and 10 million page impressions a month, Newsquest Dorset represents an outstanding opportunity to connect with the population of the county.
Brighter Productions specialise in the production of conference, exhibition and live events ranging from product launches and award ceremonies to fashion shows and roadshows. They design bespoke event production to echo any theme, product or corporate vision. Brighter are the DBA Production sponsors for the second year and are a key element to the DBA Gala Dinner experience.
Marketing, Website and Launch Video Sponsors
RT Brand Communications are a strategic brand-building agency, passionate creators of powerful brand architecture and innovative amplifiers, telling your brand story to the world.We are brand creators, digital pioneers, creative thinkers, content amplifiers, awe-inspiring designers and brand storytellers.
We work with ambitious brands to unleash their potential and create success by using two core skills, brand architecture and brand amplification.
We take our clients’ ambitions very seriously and we partner with them closely to exceed their ambitions.
Wessex Trophies is a family run business based in Broadstone since 2008. Through our retail premises (with over 1,000 display items) and secure online website at www.wessextrophies.co.uk we supply Customers with high quality yet affordable Trophies, Medals, Crystal and Corporate Awards.
Companies understand that recognising their staffs achievements has significant impact on both morale and productivity. Everyone loves to be told they are valued and in lifes busy schedule just being told “Thank You” or “Well Done” makes people feel valued and appreciated. Financial bonus are great but easily spent!. 2016 has seen many more Companies having award ceremonies from individual recognitions to large events and gatherings and we have helped a little to make them special.
Inspire is an award-winning tax and business advisory firm. Founded by Warren Munson in 2004 Inspire focuses on enabling ambitious entrepreneurs to succeed by spending time to really understand the business and determining what success looks like for the entrepreneur – Inspire believe that It’s that hands-on proactive support that turns individuals intro true entrepreneurs and businesses into success stories.
Warren Munson, Managing Director of Inspire said: “The DBA’s are a great initiative and therefore we are proud to sponsor the meet the finalist evening where all the finalist can enjoy the recognition of being shortlisted for an award. Inspire champion entrepreneurship in all we do and taking time out to reflect on achievements is not always natural to the business owner, director and entrepreneur therefore we hope by supporting this event we give that opportunity. Congratulations to all finalists and good luck on the awards evening”.
In the summer of 2016 Poole Audi relocated to a brand new premises and became the largest Audi Terminal in the UK. The new site features a 24 car showroom, undercover drive-in servicing, onsite gym and salon along with many other facilities to ensure customers enjoy a unique experience at Poole Audi. Our passionate sales team, combined with the skills of our specialist Audi trained technicians, ensure that a seamless service is provided to all our customers in every aspect of their Audi experience.