We are celebrating the superb section of industry in our area with the 2019 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 their category sponsors at the awards ceremony at Weymouth College on Thursday June 13, 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


  • Apprenticeship/training employer
  • Business development or innovative idea
  • Contribution to tourism
  • New Business (started in the past 2 years)
  • Customer service excellence
  • Social media engagement
  • Retailer of the year
  • Product or service
  • Food / drink experience
  • Business leader

How to enter

Give the reason for your nomination in 100 to 250 words by clicking here

All fields must be filled in - For Category Criteria click the link here: Dorset Echo Industry Awards Category Criteria 2019.docx

Closing date for nominations May 6, 2019. 

Usual Newsquest competition terms and conditions will apply please visit www.newsquest.co.uk/prize-competition-rules/ for full details. £250 multi-media advertising prize valid for use until 31st December 2019.