INSPIRE Business Awards are open for entry

The INSPIRE Business Awards 2021, north Hampshire’s largest and most prestigious business awards, are now open for entries until 10 September. The awards celebrate the success and achievement of all types of businesses across north Hampshire. 

Entry into the INSPIRE21 Business Awards is free and there are 11 award categories - one suitable for every size and type of business, including an overall winner award selected by the judging panel. Promotion gained through being short listed for, or winning an award can really make a big difference to your business. The awards are open to entries from businesses based in one of the following local authority areas; Basingstoke and Deane, Hart, Rushmoor and Test Valley. 

To enter your business into this year’s awards visit 

Hart District Council is supporting the awards by sponsoring the New Business of the Year category, for the fourth year in a row.  

Cllr Graham Cockarill, Cabinet Member for Place at Hart District Council, said: “It’s great to see these awards are open for entries this year. We hope that Hart businesses will enter so that they gain the recognition they deserve for themselves, but more importantly, for the dedication and commitment from their staff. Our category award will be presented to a dynamic company that can demonstrate excellence in developing their business.”  

The Inspire Business Awards programme is organised and managed by Destination Basingstoke and with the anticipated return of mass gatherings, the glittering awards dinner is expected to attract over 500 guests, representing businesses from across the region.  

Speaking about the Awards Felicity Edwards, Managing Director at Destination Basingstoke said: “Inspire is an awards programme, not just a good night out, and the most important part of the programme are the awards themselves and every business that enters them and we would like to encourage customers of businesses, friends, relatives and colleagues to recommend great businesses to enter” 

 “The best entries are usually the result of someone persuading a business to enter, someone that can reassure them that it’s worth investing the time in putting together a really good entry.”