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The Solent Business Awards


The leading multi-category awards event for the South Coast

The Solent Business Awards is sponsored by KPMG, NatWest, Pitmans Law, 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 2017.

SBA, now in its third year, has quickly become established as the premier multi-category awards scheme covering the entire South Coast and Solent (see map below). #SolentBA is open to businesses throughout the region.

David Murray, publisher of The Business Magazine, said: “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 that #SolentBA, covering the whole Solent area, was a “fantastic demonstration and celebration of the strength of Solent-based businesses”.

Andy Cowie, business development director of James Cowper Kreston said: “It’s been a real privilege to get to meet some of the regions foremost SME businesses over the course of our judging of this award and use the #SolentBA to recognise and celebrate the strength of business in our region.”

“The Solent Business Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the best of the best. Every year we’re blown away by the ambitious and determined businesses that are dominating the Solent region.” said John Hutchinson, Pitmans Law managing partner.

The Awards Evening


The Solent Business Awards 2017 will be a glittering black-tie dinner to be held at Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.


October 19, 2017 – 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 £170 + VAT. To discuss table bookings for the Solent Business Awards 2017 please contact Linda Morse linda@elcot.co.uk

Awards Timetable

  • Entries Opened: April 3

  • Entries Closed: July 14

  • Awards dinner: October 19