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Gosport Business Awards

GBA 2024 award winning and highly commended businesses
Photography by Andy Newbold/NewBold Pr & Media.

Gosport Business Awards 2024 - celebrating Gosport based star and rising star businesses!

The council worked in partnership with The News, 22Midnight and St Vincent College, along with headline sponsor StandardAero, to stage the Gosport Business Awards 2024 that were held at college's Jervis Gallery on the evening of Thursday 23rd May.

A total of nine awards were up for grabs this year to help showcase the wide range of businesses across the borough and the contribution that they make to the local economy:

  • Independent Small Business of the Year (sponsored by The News)
    • Winner: Indelible Ink Custom Tattoo Studio
    • Highly commended: My First Steps and P&Js Cash and Carry
  • Commitment to Supporting Talent in Business (sponsored by StandardAero)
    • Winner: Potential Group T/A Chill and Charge
    • Highly commended: Wickham Micro and Langdale Nursing Home
  • Best Use of Heritage in Business (sponsored by Gosport Borough Council)
    • Winner: Powder Monkey Group
    • Highly commended: Lightship Restaurant (Boatfolk) and Adventure Prospect (Portsmouth Historic Quarter)
  • Independent Retail Business of the Year (sponsored by 22Midnight)
    • Winner: The Bookshop, Lee-on-the-Solent 
    • Highly commended: GC Bike Repairs and The Bridal Hall
  • Independent Tourism/Hospitality Business of the Year (Sponsored by Daedalus Waterfront)
    • Winner: The Four Ale Taproom
    • Highly commended: Powder Monkey Group and Sisters in Arms T/A The Alverbank 
  • Independent Cultural and Creativity Business of the Year (sponsored by St Vincent College)
    • Winner: Blitz Photography
    • Highly commended: Imagistic and Jones Creative Services Ltd
  • Commitment to Sustainability Award (sponsored by Frost Creative)
    • Winner: My First Steps 
    • Highly commended: Wickham Micro
  • Start-up Business of the Year [less than 2 years] (sponsored by Powder Monkey Brewing)
    • Winner: Anchored in Gosport
    • Highly commended: Daisy First Aid - Gosport and Fareham and C2U Gosport CIC  

Gosport Business Awards 2024 - Overall Business of the Year

Selected by the judges from the winners of the above categories the overall business of the year is:

  • Winner: Blitz Photography
  • Highly commended: The Four Ale Taproom

graphic recording of the GBA 2024 category winners

GBA 2024 audience (Photography by Andy Newbold/NewBold Pr & Media)
Photography by Andy Newbold/NewBold Pr & Media.

More details and images were published in the  Gosport Business Awards 2024 Portsmouth News Supplement (PDF) [2MB]

The 100 attendees also heard from keynote speaker Mike McGeever, who shared insights from his entrepreneurial journey (including the advice don't ask for permission - just do it and ask for forgiveness afterwards if necessary!) and encouraged them to continue championing Gosport as a place to do business and visit.

Mike McGeever keynote speaker for GBA 2024

Gosport Business Awards 2024 event sponsors

Gosport Business Awards is a not for profit event with all sponsorship income used to make it a great experience for all involved. It showcases the very best of the local business community and the organisers are grateful to the following corporate sponsors for helping to make Gosport Business Awards 2024:

As sponsors they are not only raising their own profile locally but also helping to support those that are shortlisted and ultimately win the awards to do the same. With a number of the awards focused on Gosport's independent small business community this will make a real difference to those individual businesses that take part.

Headline sponsor StandardAero Group Managing Director Simon Jones said: "StandardAero is proud to be the headline sponsor for the 2024 Gosport Business Awards. As the largest employer in the Gosport area we are delighted to have the opportunity to recognise and celebrate our neighbouring businesses of all shapes and sizes. We are privileged to contribute to a commercial community of fantastic companies and people that together will improve the prospects and prosperity of our area."

photograph of representatives from StandardAero and Gosport Business Awards

list of GBA sponsors

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