KEY figures in the business community came together last night for the Dorset Echo Industry Awards.

The prestigious awards ceremony took place at the Dorset Training Academy in Weymouth College.

The celebrations started with a bang with The Voice’s Lauren Bannon welcoming guests before the awards presentation got underway.

Here’s a list of this year’s winners:

Best Overall Retailer Winner – Woods Furniture

Best Customer Service Provider Winner – Boutique at No 6

Best Social Media Marketing Winner – The Dorset Burger Company

Best Business Development or Innovative Idea Winner – Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

Best New Business Winner – Luke Hayter Fitness

Best Contribution to Local Tourism Winner – Portland Port

Best Product or Service Winner - Age Space Dorset

Best Community Engagement – Winner – Café on the Green

Best Apprenticeship Employer Winner – Wyvern Academy

Best Woman in Business – Winner – Sarah Attwood

Best Dining Provider – Winner – Shalim’s Balti House

Best Long-Standing Business – Winner - Tecan

The winners will receive £250 of advertising in the Dorset Echo or on and will also be featured in the category winners’ coverage in the Dorset Echo.

For the full story and picture supplement see Tuesday’s Echo.