Businesses celebrated their achievements in style last night at the ceremony of the Dorset Echo Industry Awards 2017.

The celebrations were a success as Steve Davies, from Weymouth and Portland Borough Council tourism team, and Gill Donnell, founder of Successful Woman, led the celebrations of the Dorset Echo Industry Awards.

The finalists, category sponsors, overall sponsor Jurassic Skyline and event sponsors Weymouth College and the HIX Academy, joined together to celebrate the success of all the finalists and announce the overall winners.

The celebration of sparkling customer service, innovation and hard work of businesses in the Dorset Echo circulation area, took place at the HIX Academy Weymouth College yesterday evening. 

Don't miss our pictures special in Monday's Dorset Echo.

And here are our 2017 winners:
Best Overall Retailer – Sponsored by Fleetline Taxi
Winner –  The Pet Experience                                                          

Best Customer Service Provider  Sponsored by Dorset Echo
Winner –  Clover Property

Best Social Media Marketing– Sponsored by Sherrens
Winner –  Emma Mumford

Best Business Development or Innovative Idea– Sponsored by WPCC
Winner –  Sadie Osborne

Best New Business – Sponsored by Woods Furniture
Winner –  Sophie Rose Soft Furnishings

Best Contribution to Local Tourism – Sponsored by Pengillys
Winner – Abbotsbury Tourism

Best Product or Service  – Sponsored by Atlas Elektronik UK
Winner  - Netherfield Cattery and Pet Boarding

Best Community Engagement – Sponsored by Active Mobility
Winner – Café On The Green

Best Apprenticeship Employer– Sponsored by Weymouth College
Winner – Guy Crabb

Best Woman in Business – Sponsored by Permanent Makeup by Claire Louise
Winner – Nicky Cooksley

Best Dining Provider – Sponsored by Brewery Square Dorchester
Winner – Billy Winters