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

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.

For businesses which have successfully brought new products or services to market, we have a ‘Business Development or Innovative Idea’ award. Do you know a business that has done this? If so, you can nominate them. Judges are looking for the development of new ideas or maybe they have adapted an existing product or service for a new market.

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.

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.

You may know someone who you could nominate for one of our other awards:

  • 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

Enter online at dorsetecho.co.uk/industryawards

Usual Newsquest competition terms and conditions will apply, please visit www.newsquest.co.uk/prize-competition-rules/ and https://www.newsquest.co.uk/privacy-policy for full details.

£250 multi-media advertising prize valid for use until December 31, 2020.