Nominations are open for the BHStar Awards 2020, following the success of this year’s inaugural event throughout the BH postcode area.
The official launch will take place at Drgnfly restaurant and bar in Poole, which won the New Business Award 2019 (sponsored by A-One Insurance Group).
Jackie Phillipson from the BHStar Awards, said: “We’ve seen a new wave of local entrepreneurs enter into business in recent years and they have drive and a dynamic approach, which should be encouraged and recognised.”
“The BHStar Awards does exactly this by creating standout events and a campaign which provide the opportunity to make connections and create a powerful community, whilst celebrating the hard work, determination and dedication that goes into creating this award-winning destination.”
The BHStar Awards will be launched in June, with the semi-finalists and winners from each category announced and presented with their prestigious BHStar Award in readiness for 2020.
The BHStar Awards 2020 is proving to be more dynamic and community driven than ever, with the value of first class regional awards going way beyond celebrating at the finals.
Jackie continues: “In their first year, the awards attracted a vast array of talented and highly successful new wave local businesses, individuals and organisations, which resulted in kudos and valuable publicity for those who took part and got involved. Those winners have gone onto become beacons, with many going onto win national and international awards, and as a result they are already sending us nominations and encouraging other businesses to enter.”
“We could not have staged the BHStar Awards without support from the local community – from nominees and entries, to the judges, our fantastic sponsors and partners, plus the local media and the venues. As the curators, we’ve been told we’ve created something special and as a result we’ve made the commitment to develop and grow the awards to continue to showcase the South and the destination, delivering relationships with savvy, talented businesses who want to make a difference and to sparkle with stellar performance.”
The BHStar Awards work hand in hand with the Southampton Star Awards, which were equally well received by the city and the SO postcode community. This summer will see the return of the SOStar Awards with the 2020 launch event.