2011 Award Finalists

 

The Open 4 Business management team would like thank every business who took the time and effort to complete the entry process and enter the Open 4 Business Awards – every award application was considered and independently marked by our panel of 14 judges.

We are sorry that everyone cannot be a finalist, but we look forward to meeting you at one of the many 04B events taking place between 3rd and 20th October 2011.

SMALL BUSINESS AWARD

Jalopy Pizza

Katherine Locke

Coniston
69 Victoria Grove
Bridport DT6 3AE

T: 07794 857973
M: 07791182023

http://www.jalopypizza.co.uk

info@jalopypizza.co.uk

Profile

Hand made pizza from our wood fired oven served from our vintage French van

Wessex Ecoheat Ltd

Claire Upton

Foxes Knapp
Uploders
Bridport DT6 4NT

T:  01308 485396

http://www.wessexecoheat.co.uk

claire@wessexecoheat.co.uk

Profile

A specialist biomass and solar thermal installation company working throughout the West Dorset area, accredited to the MCS providing high quality, fuel efficient installations to domestic and small commercial sitiations. New build to retro fit work undertaken with consumer protection and qualification for Government incentive grant schemes.

LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Swift Signs

Karl Lantree

11 Surrey Close
Granby Industrial Estate
Weymouth DT4 9TY

T:  01305 789680
M:  07836 688372

http://www.swiftsignsuk.com

karl@swiftsignsuk.com

Profile

Established for over 27 years and dealing with local, national, European and worldwide based companies maintaining our clients’ branding & enhancing new brand ideas using a wide range of modern and traditional materials and techniques. We pride ourselves on our complete package offer the from design to manufacture & installation.

Extra Mile

Mick Coles

19 North Square
Chickerell
Weymouth DT3 4DX

T:  01305 774629
M:  07917601870

http://www.extramileuk.co.uk

enquiries@extramileuk.co.uk

Profile

Extra Mile based in West Dorset prides itself on providing first class travel in South & West Dorset plus a nationwide service for all its customers in business and leisure including wedding car travel and airport transfers. All Extra Mile chauffeurs are fully qualified, with an established reputation for reliability and professionalism . The Extra Mile Fleet includes BMW, Mercedes, Chrysler Grand Voyager and luxury Mini Coaches.

 

BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD

Battens Solicitors Limited

Maria Brindley

26 St Thomas Street
Weymouth
Dorset DT4 8EJ

T:  01305 752373
M:  07584033464

http://www.battens.co.uk

m.brindley@battens.co.uk

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With over 300 years of experience, Battens has served businesses, individuals, and families in Dorset and beyond.

Through our offices in Weymouth, Dorchester, Sherborne and Yeovil we provide decisive legal advice, guidance and solutions to clients who value a high standard of practical legal support.

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

John Tweed

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Hamm Beach Road
Portland DT5 1SA

T:  01305 866066
M:  07810 857994

http://www.wpnsa.org.uk/

john.tweed@wpnsa.org.uk

Profile

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is the country’s foremost sailing venue and will be the host venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events.  The Academy is a not for profit company dedicated to providing an events centre for top sailing competitions and for providing community watersports activities.

 

NEW BUSINESS AWARD

Alison Moore Counselling

The Rooms, 1 Ringhill Street
Poundbury
Dorchester DT1 3TL

T:  01305 855767

http://www.ali-help.co.uk

help@ali-help.co.uk

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Alison Moore Counselling provides professional support to individuals for a range of issues – some more common than others – by mainly face to face counselling in a purpose built therapy room. Alison is an experienced practitioner, BACP Accredited, who has practiced in GP surgeries, Staff Counselling Services as well as privately.

Filberts Fine Foods Limited

Aimee Rose

The Nuttery
Luccombe Farm
Milton Abbas DT11 0BD

T:  01258 881345

http://www.filbertsfinefoods.co.uk

Aimee@filbertsfinefoods.co.uk

Profile

Filbert’s Fine Foods are award winning manufacturers of the finest nut snacks, gourmet oils and dressings. All recipes contain 100% natural and locally sourced ingredients. Launched 2010, Filbert’s was instantly stocked by Harvey Nichols and can also be found in Harrods, Waitrose Local and over 100 delicatessens and farm shops.

Note

Filberts Fine Foods is just outside the WD area (as were 4 more of the entrants) however the applicant supplied evidence of extensive business activity within the W&P, WD and Purbeck areas.  The judges considered that this activity the resulting positive knock on effects to businesses within these three areas was sufficient to allow the entry to go forward for judging.


EXPORT AWARD

SALT

Carl Tiltman

Unit 19, Portland Marina
Hamm Beach Road
Portland DT5 1DX

T:  01305 820321
M:  07500 965444

http://www.cesalt.co.uk

ctiltman@cesalt.co.uk

Profile

A rapidly growing spin-out company from the UK MoD, with a highly motivated, innovative team providing real solutions in a cost effective and timely manner to support all subsea operations. SALTS ongoing success in innovating new solutions has allowed the company to grow, providing an interesting and challenging work environment

Global Marine Systems Subsea Training

Nigel Brazier

Portland Port
Castletown
Portland, Dorset DT5 1PE

T:  01305 828053
M:  07831 461420

http://www.subseatraining.com

nigel.brazier@globalmarinesystems.com

Profile

Global Marine Subsea Training School provides training services to the Subsea Industry and individuals worldwide.
We train people for the oil and gas, telecoms installation, treasure hunting and energy markets together with new entry staff.
The rapidly expanding offshore energy side of the business has given us a great opportunity to expand.

 

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

Weymouth Harbour Traders Association Ltd

Roger Dalton

C/O Cove Gallery,
9 Trinity Street
Weymouth DT4 8EW

T:  01305 770111

http://www.dorsetseafood.co.uk/

rogdalton@yahoo.co.uk

Profile

The Dorset Seafood Festival is a charity event organised by the Weymouth Harbour Traders Association Ltd, a not for profit company committed to the marketing of Waterfront Weymouth as a destination. The event first started in 2008 and has attracted a great following and some hi end sponsors. The event is in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission.

Getaway Digital

Andy Cooke

1-3 Greenhill, Lupins Business Centre
Weymouth
Dorset DT4 7SS

T:  01305 773777

http://www.getawaydigital.com

andy.cooke@getawaydigital.com

Profile

Getaway Digital Ltd are the publisher of Resort-Guide.co.uk – an independent tourism web site promoting accommodation across the South of England with over 2.5 million unique visitors per year.

The company also promotes businesses across the region through its Facebook network of over 350,000 fans in individual towns and counties.

Getaway Digital also provide a range of design services, both in print & online.

 

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION AWARD

Moving Content

Norman Lomax

24 king st
Portland
Dorset dt5 1nh

T:  01035 861016
M:  07581326654

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moving-Content/226312007395092

norman@movingcontent.co.uk

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Led by Norman Lomax, multi award-winning photographer,  Moving Content provides compelling moving and interactive imagery for broadcast, web and mobile.

HDSLR technology enables clients to build and maintain relationships with their customers adding brand value with high quality cinema-style imagery combining highest level traditional photography skills with state-of-the art video technology

 

SALT

Carl Tiltman

Unit 19, Portland Marina
Hamm Beach Road
Portland DT5 1DX

T:  01305 820321
M:  07500 965444

http://www.cesalt.co.uk

ctiltman@cesalt.co.uk

Profile

A rapidly growing spin-out company from the UK MoD, with a highly motivated, innovative team providing real solutions in a cost effective and timely manner to support all subsea operations. SALTS ongoing success in innovating new solutions has allowed the company to grow, providing an interesting and challenging work environment.

RETAILER AND CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

Ocean Spa

Verna Herry

Southwell Park
Portland DT5 2NS

T:  01305 824117
M:  07828 181254

http://www.theoceanspa.co.uk

verna@theoceanspa.co.uk

Profile

The Ocean Spa has a unique boutique spa spirit and is run by a passionate team from diverse spa, beauty, retail, gym and personal training backgrounds, who believe in delivering outstanding experiences to our customers, in a unique environment, enabling them to escape, recharge and re-enter the world revived.

Heavenly Bump

Amy-Kate Crane

Unit C, Oxford Court,
Granby Industrial Estate
Weymouth dt4 9gh

T:  01305 782477
M:  07540 372980

http://www.heavenlybump.co.uk

sales@heavenlybump.co.uk

Profile

Heavenly Bump Maternity wear brings stylish, affordable clothes, designed by mums for mums-to-be.
After having children ourselves and experiencing the difficulties of finding great maternity clothing, we feel passionate about offering a range of fashionable clothes that make you look and feel great through your nine months and beyond.

ENTREPRENEUR

Sharp Events

Dean Sharp

72 Emmadale Road
Weymouth
Dorset DT4 0JZ

T:  01305-230301
M:  07790-610128

http://www.sharpevents.co.uk

dean@sharpevents.co.uk

Profile

Sharp Events is an energetic UK event management & catering company. Based in Dorset, we offer UK wide event management and catering services to corporate and private markets. If you are considering an event and need some advice – we can help you with innovative ideas and blue sky thinking.

Freefly Multimedia

Nick Stubbs

10a Putton Lane
Chickerell
Weymouth DT3 4AG

T:  01305 789854
M:  07518 359223

http://www.freeflymultimedia.com

nick_stubbs@terra.es

Profile

Freefly Multimedia Ltd host a number of online photography and business training sites that offer written, multimedia based and personal tuition anywhere around the world. The plan is to assist new photographers in achieving their dream of either improving their skills and/or starting a full time photography business.