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Hampshire Business Awards – Full List of Finalists

17 October 2023
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Hampshire Business Awards Finalists

Updated 18 Oct: The full list of finalists has now been announced with the final three categories, Growth Company of the Year; Young Business Person of the Year revealed below and New Business of the Year

In the first of two announcements celebrating some of the best businesses in the region, the first 11 categories for this year’s Hampshire Business Awards have been revealed.

“The awards have received an extremely high number of entries so many congratulations to those companies that have been identified as finalists”

Richard Thompson, chief executive, The Business Magazine Group

The awards have been supported by 5 independent judges all based in Hampshire.

Our independent judges:

  • Peter Taylor - President of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Senior Partner, Paris Smith LLP
  • Carey Moore - Solent University Business School Business Advisory Board Member, Solent LEP Skills Advisory Panel Vice Chair and Regional Director, NatWest Group, Commercial Mid-Market, Solent
  • Joe Jeffers - Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Finance Committee of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, Finance Director at Hambledon Vineyard
  • Amarjit Singh – CEO, India Business Group and Special Advisor for India to University of Southampton
  • Sally-Ann Hall-Jones - CEO, Reality HR

The finalists are:

Growth Company of the Year sponsored by Gurkha Security Services               

  • Blue Angel Care
  • Cornerstone Healthcare Group
  • Electrogear Fareham
  • Envisage Dental
  • ISON Travel
  • Knights Brown
  • NOC Innovations
  • Ten Thousand Hours

Young Business Person of the Year sponsored by Farnborough Airport             

  • Megan Hamlyn - Barratt David Wilson Homes Southampton
  • Emma Hunt - Dandy’s Ford Dairy 
  • Dmitrijs Meiksans - Demo Consultancies
  • Farah Fonseca - Fonseca Fitness
  • Alfie Goss - Landmark Living 
  • Lewis Watson - Mammoth Mobiles T/A LWRepairs
  • Jamie Noble - Noble Company Holdings
  • Robyn Chiedozie - The Tinker’s Granddaughter
  • Oriana Caires - The Work Shop

New Business of the Year sponsored by Barratt David Wilson Homes Southampton   

  • EchoMed
  • Other Skies
  • Labl.it
  • SEEDL Group
  • Tattoos and Teaspoons Baking, Catering, Events and Party Planning

Best Place to Work Award sponsored by Hampshire BizNews

  • Blue Angel Care
  • Castle Trust Bank
  • Hendy Group
  • HGP Architects
  • ISON Travel
  • Lewis Brownlee
  • Prestige Telecom Group
  • Shorefield Holidays

Commitment to Education, Training & Skills Award sponsored by Utilita Energy

  • Basingstoke College of Technology
  • Berthon
  • Dutton Gregory Solicitors
  • Paragon Skills
  • Parmenter Forge
  • Silver Lining Convergence
  • Trant Engineering

Contribution to the Community Award sponsored by ABP Southampton

  • Hampshire Cultural Trust
  • Hendy Group
  • Milestone Infrastructure
  • New Milton Sand and Ballast
  • Ridge and Partners LLP
  • Yateley Sports and Community Interest Company
  • YMCA Fairthorne Group

Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Herrington Carmichael

  • Dariusz Motyka & Zul Mamon - Blue Angel Care
  • Dominique Tillen - Brush Baby
  • Robert Collard - Collard Group
  • Geraldine Cole - eSift
  • Mike Dewhirst - Evolve Dynamics
  • Jean-Philippe Taylor - Omnia Smart Technologies

Equality, Inclusivity & Diversity Initiative Award sponsored by Milestone Infrastructure

  • Basingstoke College of Technology
  • National Oceanography Centre
  • Parmenter Forge
  • Ridge and Partners LLP
  • STEM Returners

 Hampshire Business of the Year sponsored by Menzies LLP

  • Collard Group
  • GRP Solutions
  • Gurkha Security Services
  • Infinigate Cloud
  • New Milton Sand and Ballast
  • Pascoe International
  • Phillips Law
  • Rocksteady Music School
  • Trusted Technology Partnership

Made in Hampshire Award sponsored by Hampshire County Council

  • AJ Wells and Sons
  • Blatchford
  • Dynamic Load Monitoring
  • In-Space Missions
  • Lanzante
  • Pascoe International
  • Sugoi Campers
  • Whitchurch Silk Mill

Not for Profit of the Year sponsored by Sightline

  • Carswell Gould for Venturefest South
  • EBP South (Education Business Partnership South)
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
  • Hampshire Fare
  • Shaping the Future of Portsmouth CIC
  • YMCA Fairthorne Group
  • Youth Options Charity

Sustainable Green Investment Award sponsored by FATFACE

  • Betapak
  • Fortis IBA
  • Harvest Fine Foods
  • Kelda Showers
  • Lainston House Hotel, Exclusive Collection
  • New Forest Collection
  • The Handlebar Cafe

Tech Company of the Year sponsored by Infinigate Cloud

  • CV-Library
  • entrust IT Group
  • HB Tech
  • MedTec Design Services
  • One Beyond
  • Tailor Made Technologies
  • Trusted Technology Partnership

Technology Innovation Award sponsored by Gulfstream

  • Associated British Ports
  • CanSense Group
  • Fawley Waterside
  • FaultFixers
  • Kelda Showers
  • VES


The Hampshire Business Awards will be held at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre on 30th November 2023 find out more and book your table here


Richard Thompson is managing director of The Business Magazine and chief executive of The Business Magazine Group

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