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Monkey world wins prize in Dorset Business Awards

Saturday 26th November 2011

Monkey World scooped a prestigious prize at the 2011 Dorset Echo-backed Dorset Business Awards Gala Dinner.

The ape rescue centre collected the Dorset Tourism Award, sponsored by Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Businesses from across the region were honoured in nine award categories at the glittering ceremony, hosted by actress and comedian Debra Stephenson at the Poole Lighthouse.

Organised by Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry and also supported by Wave 105 and the Daily Echo, the Dorset Business Awards have become the largest of its type in the county and the awards ceremony is a major feature on the county’s annual business calendar.

The winners were:

• Best Employer for a Healthy Workplace Award, sponsored by Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital. Winner: Ceuta Healthcare, Bournemouth

• Business Engagement with the Community Award, sponsored by Morgan Sindall. Winner: Dike & Son Ltd, Stalbridge

• Dorset Tourism Award, sponsored by Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Winner: Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, Wareham

• Engineering and Electrical Apprenticeship Award sponsored by Superior. Winner: Apprentice Jack Ingram, Hamworthy Combustion, Poole

• Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Bournemouth University. Winner: Adido Limited, Bournemouth

• KPMG Company of the Year Award. Winner: Hoburne Holiday Parks, Highcliffe

• Linking with Schools Award, sponsored by JP Morgan. Winner: Redweb nominated by Avonbourne School

• NatWest Excellence in Customer Service Award. Winner: CG Pitcher and Son Ltd

• Princecroft Willis Family Business Award. Winner: Dike & Son Ltd, Stalbridge Follow at twitter.com/DBA_2011, facebook.com/DorsetBusinessAwards and LinkedIn bit.ly/DorsetBusinessAwards

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