Have you heard about the Shaftesbury Business Awards?

Have you heard about the Shaftesbury Business Awards?

Entries have been flooding in for the inaugural Shaftesbury Business Awards which opened for entries this month. There will be a lunchtime awards ceremony at The Grosvenor Arms on Thursday, 28th January 2023.


The awards focus on promoting the range and quality of local businesses. Entry is free and businesses can enter as many categories as they wish and get their customers to nominate them too! You’ve got loads of time to get promoting and nominating as entries close on Monday, 28th November.

Could one of these categories, be you?  Do you know a business that should be recognised?

Arts, Crafts and Local Manufacturers

B2B Business of the Year

Best Place to Work

Café, Pub, Casual Dining 

Excellence in Customer Service

Family Business of the Year


Heath and Fitness

Beauty and Fashion

Business Lifetime Achievement Award

Independent Business 

New Business of the Year

Retail Business of the Year

​Outstanding Use of Social Media

Young Entrepreneur/Rising Star


The Wincombe Centre is sponsoring the Excellence in Customer Service award as we feel very passionately about customer service. We strive to consistently meet and exceed customers’ expectations as well as being friendly, professional and people centric. Do you know another business that should be highly praised for their customer service? Get nominating now!

Entry and nomination forms can be found along with further information at:

Or on their social media pages:

The awards organisers are holding an informal awards update meeting on Wednesday, 15th September (5.30pm – 6.45pm). Hear all about the awards, how to enter and how to be one of the sponsors. Also, there’s an opportunity to ask questions. Light canapes and soft drinks will be provided. Sign up form on the website (link above – under latest news).