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Digital and Tech Award

This award recognises a business that is utilising and implementing digital and technology solutions to improve internal processes, develop new products and services or drive business growth. Applicants should consider the following in their application where appropriate:

  • Outline your business model and market
  • Describe the digital and technology solutions you are implementing or digital and technology products/ services you have developed and taken to market
  • Outline the process for developing these solutions or products/ services
  • Provide evidence of the positive impact they are making in your business
  • Describe the process in developing the skills and to design and embed these digital and technology solutions
  • Outline your plans for ongoing development of digital and technology solutions or products

Entries close at 12 midday, June 13, 2024

Awards Categories 2024

This award celebrates the growth and success of a business that has started in the last 5 years. Judges will look at the growth of the business and market presence established over this time.

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This award recognises a business that supports both the health and wellbeing of employees and goes the extra mile in making their business the best place to work. The business should demonstrate examples of good practice, innovative policies, strong staff retention and a genuine focus on providing a happy and enjoyable workplace.
This award recognises the outstanding work of a business in contributing to the community through working with the community and charitable sector. Note – this category is specifically for businesses only

This award celebrates exceptional customer service both in terms of new and existing customers. The award will particularly recognise innovative approaches to customer service and judges will be seeking tangible evidence of feedback.

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This award celebrates a business leading the way in cutting its own carbon footprint and its impact on the environment through innovative sustainable business practices.

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This award recognises a rising star in the business community aged 30 or under. Judges will be looking for evidence of career progression and the impact you are making in your business or the business or organisation in which you are employed.

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This award recognises the success of a business that has achieved significant growth through trading internationally – either in entering new overseas markets or building its presence in existing international markets. Business should demonstrate the overall growth that international trade has contributed to the business.

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This award recognises a business that is experiencing significant growth and a presence in its sector, growing new markets and demonstrating substantial growth in scale of business operations, markets and turnover.

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This award recognises the achievements and success of a business in making a positive social positive impact socially, ethically or environmentally in its external environment.

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This award recognises a business that is utilising and implementing digital and technology solutions to improve internal processes, develop new products and services or drive business growth.

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Dorset Business Awards 2024: Digital and Technology

Please note all required fields in this part of your application should be completed.

You can also attach up to two supporting documents using the upload link below. A video of up to 3 minutes can be sumbitted by supplying a URL link in the field below.

On completion of the form, press submit. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application via email when successfully submitted.

You can save your application and return to it at a later date by using the 'Save & Continue' feature at the bottom of the form. You will receive an email with the link to complete the form. Please keep this safe as we are unable to reset your application.

Shortlisted entries will be notified by 30 July 2024

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