We are celebrating the superb section of industry in our area with the 2020 Dorset Echo Industry Awards to highlight the many companies, across myriad sectors, which make such a huge contribution to our economy - we want you to tell us the businesses that make living in Dorset even better.

Dorset Echo:

The awards bring together the best of businesses in the DT postcode sector, recognising and showcasing their achievements.

There are innovative industries, both big and small, operating in fields from food to fashion, tourism to technology, employing thousands of people, exporting around the world or helping to attract visitors to our county and we aim to celebrate their achievements with these prestigious awards.

Businesses are welcome to nominate themselves. Or, anyone outside a business interested in its impact on the wider community and local economy can enter a nomination in any of the categories.

Once received the nominations will be considered by our judging panel.  The judges will be looking to announce the three finalists in each category in the Dorset Echo.  All three category finalists, plus one guest each, will be invited to join the overall sponsor Natwest, event sponsor Weymouth College and their category sponsors at the awards ceremony at Weymouth College, where the winners will be announced.

The winners of each category will receive £250 of advertising in the Dorset Echo or on dorsetecho.co.uk and will also be featured in the category winners' coverage in the Dorset Echo and online at dorsetecho.co.uk

Complete the online entry form HERE

Our 2020 sponsors

Dorset Echo:

Dream Cottages - As Dorset’s leading holiday cottage company, Dream Cottages are experts at making holiday letting your property a dream. With over 30 years of experience we will guide and support you throughout the process, even if the only thing you have right now is an idea.

Dream Cottages are experts at obtaining high levels of bookings for all types of property. Our services are designed to meet the needs of each of our owners from fully managed bookings, housekeeping, bespoke services or just our exceptional booking agency service.

Talk to us. Download your free owner information pack at dream-cottages.co.uk.

Dorset Echo:

At Dream Doors we supply a whole spectrum of services, from simple door swaps right through to the design and installation of new kitchens and bedrooms. The best place to view our products and designs is your local showroom in Dorchester, where business owner Keith can run you through the options available for your kitchen.

All Dream Doors kitchens are made to measure, so you can choose your favourite design and then leave us to figure out how to make it work in your kitchen. We have a wide selection of styles and finishes to match every taste, whether you like modern monochrome or classic country.

Dream Doors work closely with our customers to ensure your budget goes as far as possible and that your kitchen design is seamless. A total transformation can be achieved in as little as 2-3 days by putting new doors onto old units or replacing old worktops with new ones to revitalise your kitchen.


Dorset Echo:

Sherrens The Printers is your one stop, walk in, print, scan and copy shop. We can offer full design or print from supplied print ready files from a small sticker, business card to a large poster or banner, we cover it all. Open to the public and trade, providing high quality, responsive, cost effective print and sign solution all under one roof. Plenty of free parking based on the Granby, trading in Weymouth since 1837.

www.sherrens.com  Business Phone Number: 01305 785265

Dorset Echo:

There are a wealth of businesses in Dorset operating in a wide variety of areas, all making a great contribution to our local economy.

At Weymouth College we believe passionately in the partnership between local students, local businesses and the wider economy.  We actively work with employers to ensure that the right training options are in place – for both school leavers and those currently in employment – to help grow the skilled local workforce of the future

We hope that in 2019 the Dorset Echo Industry awards will once again recognise the efforts and achievements of those local Dorset companies and enterprises similarly committed to working towards a successful, well-resourced and productive economic future for Dorset.   

Dorset Echo:

Brewery Square is a vibrant and stylish regeneration in the heart of Dorchester which currently boasts a variety of shops, eateries and leisure facilities including; Nando's, Carluccio's, Zizzi, Hobbs, Phase Eight, a Premier Inn Hotel, Anytime Fitness and a 3 screen Odeon Cinema.

As well as the well known brands of shops, eateries and leisure facilities, Brewery Square is also home to various independent businesses, such as The Deli Kitchen, Curiositea, Woods Furniture, Avenue Interiors and more.

Brewery Square is also home to 221 apartments, as well as a 36 jet water feature in the centre of the square.

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