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Local Inspire business awards finalists revealed

The Inspire Business Awards run by Basingstoke-based Destination Basingstoke celebrate the successes of local businesses based in North Hampshire and the dedication and commitment of staff.

Congratulations to all the finalists revealed recently. We were delighted to see several Basingstoke and Deane based businesses named as finalists within 10 of the categories available, these are listed below.

New Business of the Year Award sponsored by Trustmark

  • Elai Restaurant
  • Afrizi
  • Physical Balance

Small Business of the Year Award (annual turnover up to £1 million) 

  • Indigo Bakes
  • Simpila Mental Health
  • Physical Balance

Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by Menzies

  • Matthew Larcome
  • Farah Fonseca
  • Nikki Carr

Business of the Year Award (turnover over £1 million) – sponsored by Absolutely Offices.

  • Phillips Law
  • Wildflower Turf
  • Touchdown PR

Business and the Community Award sponsored by FaceTV

  • Fortem Financial Management Limited
  • THEMPC Limited

Wellbeing at Work Award sponsored by Festival Place

  • ResourceIT Consulting
  • Castle Trust Bank
  • Simpila Mental Health
  • Basingstoke College of Technology

Employer of the Year Award sponsored by Reality HR

  • LG Motion
  • Right at Home
  • ResourceIT Consulting

Inclusion and Diversity Champion sponsored by Sovereign

  • Penningtons Manches Cooper
  • ResourceIT Consulting
  • Willows Coffee House
  • Basingstoke College of Technology

Young Person of the Year Award sponsored by Minuteman Press

  • Michaela Hamilton
  • La-Toyah McKenzie

Environmental Responsibility Award sponsored by Vitacress 

  • Longdog Brewery
  • The Typeface Group

The awards programme has been a huge success since 2005 with hundreds of local businesses attending the Inspire Business Awards Dinner each year. This years winners will be announced on 13 July 2023, good luck to all the finalists.

April 2023

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