South Coast Business Awards 2022 – Enter Now!

South Coast Business Awards celebrates business excellence across myriad sectors, which make such a huge contribution to our economy. The awards bring together the best of businesses in the Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, recognising and showcasing their achievements.


  • Innovation Excellence Award   
  • Service Excellence Award   
  • Employer Award   
  • Entrepreneur Award 
  • Business Leader Award 
  • Small Business Award 
  • New Business (opened in the last 2 years) Award
  • Mid-Large Business Award  
  • Business And The Community Award
  • Use Of Technology Award 

View category criteria HERE

Enter now HERE 

Awards sponsors

Hampshire Chronicle:

Starling Bank is an award-winning, fully-licensed and regulated bank built to give people a fairer, smarter and more human alternative to the banks of the past. It offers personal, business, joint, teen, euro and dollar accounts alongside a child card and a range of lending products. Starling also provides B2B banking and payments services through its Banking-as-a-Service model based on the proprietary technology platform that it uses to power its own bank. The Starling Marketplace offers customers in-app access to a selection of third party financial services. Headquartered in London, it has offices in Southampton, Cardiff and Dublin. 


Hampshire Chronicle:

The University of Southampton is a founding member of the Russell Group - an organisation of 24 top UK universities committed to maintaining the highest research and teaching standards and creating strong links with business and the public sector.

Our research is changing the world for the better. Through global partnerships and using our state-of-the-art facilities, our researchers are addressing some of today's biggest challenges.

The University provides a huge range of civic and community engagement work within the local region, including a substantial contribution to arts and culture, developing new ways of responding to environment and sustainability issues, community outreach, business and enterprise, employment and student volunteering.


Hampshire Chronicle:

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce is the County’s largest independent not-for-profit business support and networking organisation, engaging the voice, expertise, and experience of thousands of businesses across the County, influencing decision-making and shaping practical solutions.

Hampshire Chamber helps your business to grow and prosper by keeping you informed and represented locally, regionally, and nationally. The Chamber is well placed to help you expand your markets, access skills and harness the latest technology to achieve your objectives, through a host of membership benefits and offers, such as Training services, International Trade services and more.

Our dedicated team is here to help you achieve your business goals.


Hampshire Chronicle:


GetSet Solent is a specialist service supporting ambitious businesses with their growth journey, thanks to funding from the Regional Growth Fund. The service provides 1-1 support meetings with advisors along with an interactive workshop calendar featuring marketing, finance and business planning training.

The Growth Grant programme gives local SMEs access to capital and revenue investment support. The grant award is up to 25% of total eligible growth project costs, between £4,000 to £100,000.

Already in high demand, GetSet Solent recommends applying as soon as possible, so that you do not miss this great opportunity which is only available until 31 July 2022

For more information please visit or contact us at


Hampshire Chronicle:

Utilita is an energy tech business and the UK’s only Smart Pay As You Go Energy specialist. We were the first supplier to embrace the benefits of smart meters for the consumer and have since added Utilita Mobile and Utilita Broadband to our smart portfolio.

 Founded in 2003 as a kitchen table start-up by energy industry expert and conservationist Bill Bullen, we’re now one of the sector’s biggest challenger brands. Thanks to having better control, our customers use around 11% less energy than the average bill paying household.

 Building on our track record of disruptive innovation, we continue to bring genuine change to retail energy - including a national rollout of our high street Energy Hubs, including stores in Southampton and Gosport.

 We are committed to becoming a net zero business by 2030 and publish our carbon footprint report on a yearly basis, so progress can be tracked. 

 Utilita is also home to the #EnergyHigh5, a positive behaviour change campaign designed to educate the nation on how every household can waste less energy and save up to £332 on their annual energy spend.