Sponsoring the awards offers you a unique, high-value opportunity to market your business through association and promote your brand, business and values throughout a comprehensive 5 month media campaign. You will increase your profile to the south’s business community and benefit from the vast exposure from a carefully managed PR and events program, culminating in the prestigious and high-profile Gala Dinner.
Our award categories are created depending on their relevance to Dorset and our business community, we work hard to represent all sectors as best we can and also aim to raise the profile of significant initiatives for the betterment of business. Sponsors who are passionate about these incentives ensure we have a good fit and that the awards can help drive that agenda. to that end we welcome ideas and conversation for award categories
A sponsor will receive:
1. PR coverage across print and digital over a 5 month period to the value of £48,400 of EVE (Editorial Weighting) – the sum of editorial value during the programme ( total value cross the awards is £580,810 EVE).
2. A £2,500 Gala Dinner Experience. A first class event experience with the very best in hospitality and entertainment. Perfect for hosting your VIP clients, contacts or customers. A table of 10 dedicated to your category (6 for finalists and 4 for the sponsor).
3. Extensive Brand exposure across 4,000 promotional flyers, 650 Gala Dinner tickets, press display stands, the November/ December Dorset Business Magazine Winners Special Edition, regular award updates and news via social media channels and the Dorset Chamber communication channels, 650 Gala Dinner programs, huge sponsor presence on the big screens during the Gala Dinner, the awards website and official sponsor photography.
4. Event promotion during the official awards launch and the Meet the Finalist event in October, your award sponsorship will be included on all event promotional materials including email newsletters and attendee lists, while you will also be able to bring your own pop-up stand to each event. You will receive the following tickets for each event:
2 complimentary tickets for sponsoring company & up to 3 tickets for potential entrants
Meet the Finalist Event
2 complimentary tickets for sponsoring company & 6 tickets for your finalists