Inspire Business Awards 2021
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2021 Inspire Award Finalists

Entries for the Inspire Business Awards are now closed for 2021.

Congratulations to all the finalists for the 2021 awards.

The winners will be announced at the gala dinner on 25th November.

They celebrate the success of local business in north Hampshire, from Andover in the west to Farnborough in the east and everywhere in between.

The awards are open to those from across the region, including Basingstoke, Fleet, Aldershot, Odiham and Yateley and will ensure leading local businesses (both large and small) gain the recognition they deserve for themselves and most importantly for the dedication and commitment of their staff.

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New Business of the Year Award

This award is open to any business that commenced trading on or after 1st April 2018. The award will be presented to a dynamic company that can demonstrate excellence in developing their business.

Finalists in 2021:

  • Swagpack
  • The Lake House
  • The Palm Brassiere
  • Willows Coffee House

Award Sponsor

Hart District Council

Small Business of the Year Award ​

This category is open to dynamic businesses (with an annual turnover of under £500k).

Finalists in 2021:

  • VivoHR
  • Safe Hands Book Keeping
  • Apptaura

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Medium-Sized Business of the Year Award ​

This category is open to dynamic medium-sized businesses (£501k to £5 million annual turnover) that are standard-bearers for success across the region.

Finalists in 2021:

  • Minitec
  • Jargon PR
  • Wildflower Turf

Award Sponsor

Absolutely Offices Basingstoke

Large Business of the Year Award ​

The Large Business of the Year Award category is open to dynamic businesses with an annual turnover of over £5,000,000.

Finalists in 2021:

  • Phillips Solicitors
  • Reassured
  • Centerprise International

Award Sponsor

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Service Excellence Award

The Service Excellence Award recognises and rewards a top-performing business based on the quality of service offered.

Finalists in 2021:

  • Basingstoke Academy of Dance
  • Dignity Pet Crematorium
  • Blucando

Award Sponsor

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Business And The Community Award

The Business and the Community Award is open to businesses that, in addition to their commercial activities go over and above in to create a positive, sustainable and societal impact as part of their corporate and social responsibility role.

Finalists in 2021:

  • Forces Re-Engineered
  • The Design Lab
  • Spicy Tadka

Award Sponsor

Face TV Basingstoke

Wellbeing at Work Award

The Wellbeing at Work Award recognises those that have shown real initiative and care with their staff wellbeing.

Finalists in 2021:

  • GDS Instruments 
  • DCSL Guidesmiths
  • iWaste

Award Sponsor

Festival Place Basingstoke

Employer of the Year Award

The Employer of the Year Award will be given to the business that can best prove a genuine dedication to their workforce, over and above any statutory duty.

Finalists in 2021:

  • Phillips Solicitors 
  • Reassured
  • Basingstoke Citizens Advice Bureau

Award Sponsor

Innovation for Growth Award

This Award is open to any business offering an innovative, product, process or service that pushes the boundaries of innovation.

Finalists in 2021:

  • LG Motion 
  • Centerprise International
  • Petra Jewellery

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Excellence in Digital Technology Award

This award is open to all organisations who have leveraged digital technology to transform an existing product or service or have created a completely new product or service that has achieved commercial success.

Finalists in 2021:

  • RazorSecure
  • Cevitr
  • Festival Place

Award Sponsor

Local IQ

Young Business Person of the Year Award

The Young Business Person of the year award is open to dynamic individuals under the age of 30 (as at 1st April 2021) running a business and can demonstrate great success and drive in growing their business.

Finalists in 2021:

  • Victoria Wayman – Just Love Studio
  • Nicola Ascroft – D&D Beauty
  • Laura Fisher – Laura Fisher Illustrations

Award Sponsor

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Environmental Responsibility Award

This award is open to any business that is reducing its environmental impact, regardless of size or sector. Enter the Environmental Responsibility Category for The Inspire Business Awards.

Finalists in 2021:

  • Disastercare
  • The Salon at Old Basing
  • Triple O Packaging

Award Sponsor


Winner of Winners Award

This award will be the choice of the judging panel, selected from all of the categories and awarded to the business that is the standard bearer for the region, regardless of size or industry.

Award Sponsor

Destination Basingstoke
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