Winners Announced from the NewBiz Business Awards 2017

Winners Announced from the NewBiz Business Awards 2017

THE WINNERS FOR THE NEWBIZ YOUNG EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR & THE BEST EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR BUSINESS AWARDS 2017, were announced at a Business Awards Gala event which was held at The East Close Hotel on 22nd November 2017.

Sponsors of the evening were, NewBiz; GD Print & Management; Redmayne Bentley Stockbrokers; Station FinancialWoodpecker Training Services.
There were 
60 local business owners, staff & guests as well as the New Milton Mayor,  enjoyed a 3 course meal and networking event, along with a charity draw in aid of Oakhaven Hospice, where all prizes were donated and £187 was raised on the night.

The Speakers were: Avril Owton, O.B.E. – business owner of The Cloud Hotel and Author along with Shay McConnon – Author & International Speaker.

The NewBiz Young Employee of the Year Award 2017 was presented to the Winner ~ Lily Campbell-Smith, who works at PMG Schoolwear in New Milton.  Many congratulations to Lily.  (Pictures below)
Other Finalists were: Harry Rogers who works at The East Close, and George Richman who works for A-One Insurance Group in Ringwood.

The NewBiz Best Employer of the Year Award 2017, was presented to Neil Stevenson of Double H Nurseries, New Milton.  Many congratulations to Neil.  (Pictures below)
Other Finalists were: Alex Jennings – Heppenstalls Solicitors and Ian Penfold – Fowler Penfold and A-One Insurance Group (collecting on his behalf was Lia Martin).


If you’ve missed out in 2017, please keep an eye out for details in 2018!



















The Hunt is now on….. for the NewBiz Employer and Young Employee of the year.
Following last year’s successful launch of the NewBiz Young Employee of The Year competition, this year sees the launch of the complementary award of the NewBiz Best Employer of The Year.

The winners will be announced at a prestigious Gala Dinner in on 22nd November 2017 at The East Close Hotel, at 7pm.  More information on our Events Page, or Email: or visit Eventbrite to book your tickets (a small cost levied via this means): Eventbrite

New Biz meets regularly in New Milton to promote trade, business partnerships who are also a friendly, supportive network to those who want to trade within the town and the surrounding areas.

The group has a diverse range of businesses ranging from one man/ woman ventures to much larger companies. New Biz extends a warm welcome to new members.

This year’s competition is extended to a much wider area than previously and hopes to (convince companies that) promote New Milton is a great place to do business with and in.

NewBiz is looking for an outstanding Young Employee, under the age of 23, who is making a positive difference to their business.
Likewise, Employees who believes that their Employer provides an outstanding place to work, are asked to nominate them.

Nominations for both categories can be done really easily and the forms are downloadable from here:
All nominations will be screened and businesses who are shortlisted will have the opportunity (not compulsory) to make a short presentation at a NewBiz meeting in October on why the business is such a good place to work– (help will be provided if nominees have not done this type of presentation before).

The successful winners will receive a trophy, a cash prize and the accolade of the NewBiz 2017 title.