Inspire Awards

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The Inspire Business Awards 2019 is now open for entries. This year there are a number of new and exciting awards to ensure that there is a category suitable for every size and type of business. Also new this year will be an award presented to the 'Overall Winner' selected from the 13 winning businesses by the judging panel and presented at the end of the evening.

Organised and managed by Destination Basingstoke, the awards last year were attended by over 500 people last year, representing more than 180 businesses from the region.

North Hampshire is home to a huge number of successful businesses, led by driven entrepreneurs as our years of inspirational winners have shown. Now is the time for businesses to put themselves forward to be in with the chance of being selected as a finalist with the opportunity then to present to the judging panel as to why the business should win.

Entry into the INSPIRE19 business awards is free and those selected as finalists will each receive a free ticket to attend the prestigious November ceremony.

To enter your business into this year's awards please visit

Awards and sponsors



Large Business of the Year
Open to businesses with a turnover of over £5 million.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Medium Business of the Year
Open to businesses with a turnover of £501k to £5 million.
Available to sponsor
Small Business of the Year
Open to businesses with a turnover of £500k and under.
Perpetual Flowers
New Business of the Year Hart District Council
Business and Community Basingstoke Gazette
Employer of the Year HR Dept
Apprentice of the Year University of Winchester
Innovation Excellence Lilly
Service Excellence Festival Place
Young Business Person of the Year Sovereign Housing
Environmental Responsibility Award Vitacress
Hospitality Business of the Year Minuteman Press
Digital Technology Award Juniper Research

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