THE Daily Echo-backed Dorset Business Awards are launched next week as organisers gear up to mark their 20th anniversary.

Past winners and sponsors will be at Parley Manor, Christchurch, for the launch, sponsored by Breeze Volkswagen of Poole’s Tower Park.

Ian Girling, chief executive of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: “Each year, we never fail to be amazed by the standard of results achieved by businesses in this county and it is an honour to recognise them in this way.”

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