History of the DBA

The Dorset Business Awards celebrates the achievements of Dorset’s businesses, large or small across the county and across all sectors. It rewards our high achievers, our inspirational leaders and our unsung heroes.

For fourteen years the Dorset Business Awards were showcased under the orange and blue logo. In 2008, the then named Dorset Business (the Chamber of Commerce & Industry) who organise the Dorset Business Awards organised a re-branding of the Awards with a new logo & kite mark designed by students at the Arts University College at Bournemouth. Dorset Business (the Chamber of Commerce & Industry) then re-branded back to Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry in July 2010 and are proud to continue to organise these prestigious awards for those great businesses across Dorset.

In 1994 there were just 5 awards and this year has been expanded over the years with 13 categories in 2018. They cover a diverse range of areas ensuring there are opportunities for multinationals to small family run concerns. Past award winners have seen their businesses grow and thrive as a result of the publicity that they have received.

The Awards have become the region’s leading business awards competition since they were launched. They provide an opportunity for the region’s companies and business professionals to showcase their talents and achievements. Previous winners have said “that taking part in the awards is a valuable and enjoyable experience which brings some great publicity for organisations of any size and stature”.

Past winners