The Solent Business Awards

The leading multi-category awards event for the South Coast

The Solent Business Awards is sponsored by KPMG, NatWest, Pitmans, Taylor Made Computer Solutions and James Cowper Kreston and is organised by The Business Magazine. We are proud to welcome back Naomi House and Jacksplace as our awards charity in 2016.

SBA, now in its second year, has quickly become established as the premier multi-category awards scheme covering the entire South Coast and Solent (see map below). #SolentBA builds on the 25-year legacy of the successful Hampshire Business Awards, and is open to businesses throughout the region. You can see what previous winners have said about the benefits of winning their awards here.

David Murray, publisher of The Business Magazine, said: “Last year was the first for the Solent Business Awards and it was a fantastic inaugural campaign. Not only did we attract high-quality entries, we staged a very successful awards dinner, with a great turnout. Our guest speaker, Lord Digby Jones, gave a fascinating keynote speech and was very generous in his praise for awards schemes like the SBA.

“These awards are aimed very much at the ‘top-end‘; they are prestigious trophies that attract entries from the very best companies.  Our focus is to have a quality annual competition – and we are delighted that we have such strong support from our sponsors.”

KPMG’s Southampton office senior partner Will Smith said the SBA, covering the whole Solent area, was a ‘truly regional scheme’.

Dan Salanson, Solent regional director of NatWest, said: “Some great companies have entered and been winners of HBA over the past years and we were delighted to receive similar quality nominations for SBA.”

The Awards Evening


Solent Business Awards 2016 will be presented at a glittering black-tie dinner to be held at the Hilton Ageas Bowl, Southampton.


October 20, 2016 – pre-dinner drinks will commence at 6.15pm followed by dinner at 7pm


Tickets for the Solent Business Awards dinner are priced at £1,500 + VAT for a table of 10 with individual tickets priced at £160 + VAT. To discuss table bookings for the Solent Business Awards 2016 please contact Linda  Morse

Awards Timetable

  • Entries Open: May 1
  • Entries Close: July 22
  • Judging starts: September
  • Finalists Announced: September
  • Awards dinner: October 20