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Silverware Scooped at the Dorchester Business Awards 2023

Friday, June 2nd, 2023

Dorchester Business Awards took place on the 30th March 2023, celebrating the successes of local companies and encouraging young entrepreneurs to make their mark on the town’s independent business scene.

Overall Business of the Year – Honey Asset Finance

Cameron Small, 23-year-old co-owner of Honey Asset Finance was the big winner of the ceremony – bagging the ‘Young Entrepreneur’, ‘B2B Business’ and ‘Overall Business of the Year’ awards!

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Joint Winners of Independent Business of the Year – Dodgson’s & Basilico | Sponsored by NFU Mutual Dorchester

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Situated on Trinity Street and South Street respectively, the hardware shop and Italian restaurant in the town centre were named joint winners of the Independent Business of the Year Award.



Best Use of Digital Innovation Award – Shire Hall Museum | Sponsored by Rebuild Cost Assessment

The already award-winning social justice museum gained another accolade at the Dorchester Business Awards for their use of digital innovation!

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Retail Business of the Year – Jordans Jewellers | Sponsored by Action Coach West Dorset

Since opening in 2013, Jordans Jewellers have fast grown in popularity – cementing their place in the town centre. We’re thrilled that the Dorchester jewellers have been rewarded for their hard work!

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Family Business of the Year – Sprint Digital Print | Sponsored by Handlesbanken

After operating in the town for many years, the small business relocated to The Post Office on Trinity Street in 2020. Managing to stay family owned through vast expansion, they are well deserving of the ‘Family Business of the Year’ Award!

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Health & Fitness Award – The Highbrow Clinic | Sponsored by The Dorchester Concierge

The Skin and Laser Clinic in Brewery Square have quickly made a name for themselves. Their passion for offering ‘a unique and special experience’ has seem them gain accolades already, including the a 5-star Client Experience Award in 2022 by Phorest. They continue to gain accolades this year!

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Cafe / Pub / Casual Dining Award – Pavilion in the Park | Sponsored by Dorchester BID

We were proud to sponsor the Casual Dining Award, which was won by Pavilion in the Park! The dog friendly café on the Great Field in Poundbury is a popular meeting hub and we’re glad to see them be awarded for their efforts.



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Other winners include:

Green / Eco Business Award – The Rhubarb Candle Co | Sponsored by Battens Solicitors

New Business of the Year – West Dorset Magazine | Sponsored by Russell Philips Ltd

The Best Customer Service Award – MeraKi | Sponsored by  Dorchester Town Council

Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Cameron Small | Sponsored by The Duchy of Cornwall

Best Place to Work Award – Purple Office | Sponsored by RiskSTOP Group Ltd

Best B2B Business of the Year – Honey Asset Finance | Sponsored by Porter Dodson Solicitors


Well done to all of the winners! It’s fantastic to see Dorchester’s independent companies flourishing and to be able to reward the individuals who go above and beyond for their business and customers.

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Dorchester and Poundbury Business Awards 2023 at Kings Arms Hotel.



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