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Published 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.

The 2014/15 awards, organised by the New Forest Business Partnership (NFBP) and supported by the New Forest National Park Authority, will be presented on 26 November at Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst.

Awards will be made in seven categories, focusing on specialist areas including entrepreneurship, innovation and green policies. One business selected from the winners of the individual categories will be named NFBP Business of the Year.

The awards include a category for sustainable business, supported by the New Forest National Park Authority, which rewards companies that are making an outstanding effort to reduce their environmental impact on the area.

New Forest Business Partnership Chairman Rob Dewing said: 'I always look forward to this time of year when we can recognise and celebrate the success of our local businesses. The standard of entries continues to impress the judges year on year and I'd like to encourage all local businesses to put themselves forward for an award.'

Businesses can submit their entries online at www.nfbp.org.uk/awards. Individuals can also nominate a company for an individual category. Entries will be accepted until 12pm on 31 October.

Award categories are:

  • The ExxonMobil Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • The New Forest Enterprise Centre Award for Best New Business
  • The Hampshire County Council Young Entrepreneur Award
  • The Brockenhurst College Award for Training and Development
  • The New Forest National Park Authority Sustainable Business Award
  • The New Forest District Council Award for Outstanding Customer Care
  • The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Brand New Forest Campaign

For full details and application forms visit www.nfbp.org.uk/awards.

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Notes to editor:

About the New Forest National Park Authority

Protect - Enjoy - Prosper

The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:

  • Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park - Protect
  • Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – Enjoy.

We also have a duty to:

  • Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park – Prosper.

The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.

Visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk to find out more

Media Contact:

Matt Stroud, Communications Assistant, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650
Email: matt.stroud@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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