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Tri-cycle win for local business at New Forest Business Partnership Awards 2018

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Published on Thursday 30 November 2017

Local cycle business Cyclexperience Limited have pedalled their way to triple awards success, including the National Park Authority's category.

New era for New Forest Marque – the sign of true local produce

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Published on Thursday 13 April 2017

A local produce scheme supporting New Forest food producers and craftspeople is heralding a new era with a funding boost and new manager in post.

Food quiz supports charities


Published on Friday 16 December 2016

More than £1,000 has been raised by competitive quizzers aiming to taste success in a New Forest food quiz.

A runaway success at the New Forest Business Partnership Awards 2017

Cottage Lodge

Published on Thursday 1 December 2016

21 New Forest businesses celebrated their success at the eleventh annual New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards at Carey’s Manor Hotel on Wednesday 30 November 2016.

New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards 2016/17

The Burley Stores

Published on Friday 9 September 2016

Members of the public are being asked to nominate their favourite businesses in this year’s New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards.

British public support corporate involvement in National Parks as concern grows over future sustainability

Longslade. Credit Barry Whitcher

Published on Monday 9 May 2016

Nearly half of people surveyed on the future of the UK’s National Parks are concerned they will deteriorate due to lack of funding in coming years.

New Forest Awards launched to celebrate rural success


Published on Thursday 31 March 2016

The hunt is on to find the best rural businesses and environmental initiatives in the New Forest.

Celebrating the New Forest’s Brilliant Businesses

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Published on Thursday 3 December 2015

New Forest businesses celebrated their successes at the tenth annual New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards at Carey’s Manor Hotel on Thursday 26 November 2015.

New Forest foodies make their ‘Marque’ at prestigious award ceremonies

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Published on Monday 30 November 2015

Members of the local produce scheme The New Forest Marque took centre stage at awards ceremonies last week celebrating the best food and drink businesses.

National Parks that taste as good as they look

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Published on Friday 23 October 2015

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss MP has joined with National Parks England [1] and a host of local food heroes to celebrate the top quality food and drink produced in our finest landscapes.

Brilliance in Business Awards 2015

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Published on Monday 14 September 2015

The 10th annual award scheme specifically for businesses in the New Forest district aims to celebrate the achievements of business in the area and highlight good practice.

New Forest National Park is open for business – spread the word

The Burley Stores

Published on Monday 19 January 2015

National Parks – famous for their beauty and splendour are also home to thousands of thriving businesses.

Christmas Fair is a success at new location

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Published on Monday 15 December 2014

Over 7,000 people kicked off the festive season by supporting local businesses at the New Forest Christmas Fair.

Marque member is top dog at business awards

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Published on Monday 1 December 2014

New Forest Marque member Paws Deli is producing handmade pet treats of such high quality that even humans can eat them, leading to recognition from a prestigious local awards scheme.

Be rewarded for your brilliant business


Published on Monday 6 October 2014

Businesses in the New Forest have the opportunity to be recognised for their outstanding achievement in the ninth annual Brilliance in Business Awards.

Wild boar return to the New Forest

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Published on Thursday 8 May 2014

Nearly 300 years after they were hunted to extinction, wild boar are back in the New Forest – this time within an enclosed natural environment.

Business views sought to guide future economic development

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Published on Saturday 1 March 2014

New Forest businesses are being urged to take part in a survey which will be important for future planning and economic development in the district and National Park.

Nominations open for New Forest awards

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Published on Thursday 9 January 2014

Nominations are now open for an awards scheme to reward those making an exceptional contribution to maintaining the unique landscape and way of life of the New Forest.

Stay connected and win a New Forest Marque hamper

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Published on Tuesday 31 December 2013

Grab your chance to win a hamper of delicious New Forest produce by signing up for the monthly National Park email newsletter.

Win Christmas prizes every day

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Published on Sunday 1 December 2013

Win a Christmas prize a day with Our Land, the New Forest National Park and some of the country's most outstanding areas of natural beauty.

Switch Hampshire launches for businesses

Published on Monday 14 October 2013

The Switch Hampshire scheme is helping small and medium local businesses in the New Forest find and switch to cheaper energy tariffs.

Enter your business for a brilliance award

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Published on Tuesday 17 September 2013

Businesses in the New Forest have the opportunity to be recognised for their outstanding achievement in the eighth annual Brilliance in Business Awards.

Minister praises New Forest National Park for local economy boost

New Forest Show 2013

Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

The farming minister has praised the value of the New Forest National Park in supporting local businesses.

Royal approval for young farmer and local producer

Earl of Wessex

Published on Monday 5 August 2013

A young farmer and a local producer were given royal recognition at this year's New Forest Show.

Celebrate National Parks Week with prizes worth over £2,000

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Published on Monday 29 July 2013

Holidays in the New Forest and South Downs National Parks are being given away to celebrate National Parks Week (29 July to 4 August).

Study into local meat production results announced

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Published on Tuesday 16 July 2013

A recent study looking into how best to support livestock farming in the New Forest has concluded that a locally-based abattoir is not a viable proposition at the current time.

VisitEngland joins forces with National Parks England to boost rural tourism

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Published on Wednesday 3 July 2013

VisitEngland -the national tourist board -and National Parks England have committed to a three-year partnership.

Support our broadband bid

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Published on Monday 1 July 2013

We need your views to help in our bid for better broadband in the New Forest.

Valuing England's National Parks

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Published on Thursday 23 May 2013

Our most beautiful landscapes are living, working places where beauty drives the economy.

Rural tourism scheme boosts New Forest businesses

Daisybank Cottage bed and breakfast, Brockenhurst

Published on Tuesday 19 March 2013

A rural tourism scheme which emphasises the importance of local landscapes has helped boost bookings in the south east, including in the New Forest.

New Local Information Points wanted

Published on Wednesday 12 December 2012

If you love talking about the New Forest and own a shop, post office or business in Ashurst or Milford on Sea, the New Forest National Park Authority would like to hear from you.

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