IT has been awards season, when countless business people don posh frocks or dinner jackets in the hope of bringing home a trophy.

We’ve already reported the Dorset Business Awards – now here are some of the other local businesses that have been honoured at industry events.

* Dorset’s top wedding suppliers were honoured at a ceremony at the Pavilion Ballroom in Bournemouth.

The winners of the Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards were as follows.

Accessories: The Little Wedding Room. Attire: All Aspects Wedding Services. Bridal Wear: Wedding Time Bridal Salon. Cake: Sweetcheeks Bakehouse. Caterer: Sausage and Pear. Live entertainment: Evertide Music Duo and Trio. DJ entertainment: Party Dexx. Florist: Jennifer Poynter Flowers. Grooms wear: Fox Tailoring. Hair stylist: Amazing Face Bridal Hair & Makeup. Make-up: Amazing Face Bridal Hair & Makeup. Marquee: Camelot Marquees Ltd. Newcomer: KE Wedding Films. Photography: Bridle Photography. Stationery: Lily & Lottie Stationery. Transport: Dorset Dub Hire. Venue: The Italian Villa. Venue stylist: Fundoo Weddings. Videography: Digital Bohemia Wedding videography. Wedding Extra: Wisteria Gifts. Wedding planner: Blue Bay Events. Peer’s Choice: Concept Flowers. People’s choice: Fancie Buns Cakery. Contribution to the wedding industry: Concept Flowers. Highest overall score: Dorset Dub Hire.

* Westbourne-based Nourish was awarded the TechCities Award for Bournemouth last night at a national awards event attended by 200 leading figures from the technology business scene.

The TechCityInsider awards gave Bournemouth a category all of its own in recognition of its status as the fastest-growing digital economy in the country.

Nourish develops apps that for people providing care. Nuno Almeida, founder and CEO, said: “For us this is not just a ‘tech’ award, it’s an award for all the people who work so hard and dedicate their lives to caring for others. Supporting them in their mission is the least we can do, and it gives us real pride to be able to help.”

* Several Dorset businesses are among the finalists and highly commended entries in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, which take place in Exeter Cathedral on February 4.

BOD Bournemouth is a finalist for the Access and Inclusivity title; Lyme Ray Rib Charter, Bridport, is highy commended in Active and Sporting Experience; the Balincourt, Bournemouth, is highly commended for B&B Guest Accommodation and Inn of the Year; Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Ashley Heath, is a finalist for Large Attraction of the Year; the White Post, Rimpton, is a finalist as Tourism Pub of the Year; Compton Acres is a finalist for Small Attraction of the Year.

Aroma Coffee House & Kitchen, Lyme Regis, is a finalist for Taste of the South West; and Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival is a finalist for Tourism Event of the Year; Bournemouth Tourist Information Centre and Discover Purbeck Information Centre are finalists for Tourism Information Service of the Year; and the Italian Villa in Poole is a finalist for the Venue and Business Tourism Award.

* Nearly 300 employees of the Hadland Care Group attended its ‘glitz and glamour’ themed ceremony in Bournemouth.

The group – made up of Tops Day Nurseries, Aspire Training Team and Reside Care Homes – employs 574 staff in 20 locations in Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire. Twenty-two awards were given to individuals for going “above and beyond the call of duty”, while two health and safety awards went to staff at Tops Day Nurseries at Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

The Director’s Award went to Diane Wycherley, operations manager for Tops Day Nursery, for outstanding contributions.

Rock Recruitment has scooped a national award – for its own awards scheme.

The Christchurch-based company runs the Rock Star Awards, which earned it the Best Corporate and Social Responsibility Practitioners title at the Institute of Recruitment Professionals Awards in London.

The awards, launched in 2012, were the brainchild of founder and MD Angela Fletcher, aimed celebrating young people and the businesses that develop them.

* The founder and chairman of the Dorset-based Wessex Group has been honoured for his Outstanding Contribution to the Electrical Industry.

Tony Morgan, who set up Wessex Electricals in Shaftesbury from his parents’ garage in 1963, was recognised at the Electrical Industry Awards. The family business now employs almost 400 people, has a turnover just short of £40million and has a presence across the south, having diversified into areas including fire and security, building services, HVAC and plumbing and renewable energy.

*  Hamworthy Heating’s website, launched in February , earned the Poole company the trophy for Best Use of Website in the Construction Marketing Awards. Marketing manager Julie Shaw, who picked up the award with senior marketing executive Sam Boshier, said: “We had a very short timeframe to deliver the new site earlier this year and wanted to make sure it gave our customers and staff exactly what they needed.”

* Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa, in Brockenhurst, has took silver in the Business Tourism category of the Beautiful South Awards.

The Montagu Arms Hotel, in Beaulieu, took bronze in the Small Hotel category of the same awards and gold for the second year in the Flavour of the South East Category.

* Courier company Diamond Logistics Bournemouth, based at Bournemouth Airport, was named Franchise of the Year at Diamond Logistics’ recent gala dinner and AGM.

Hon Leung, Diamond Logistics Bournemouth’s managing director, said: “I would like to thank Craig, Scott, Neil and Kevyn for helping me achieve our targets this year.”

The franchise also scooped the Top Growth for New Depot title and was a finalist at this year’s Startup Awards for Franchisee of the Year.

* Key Interior Design, based in Bournemouth, was nominated for the International Interior Design Award by the Society of British and International Design. The nomination was for a project it designed for a serviced office centre at London’s Marble Arch and the company came second to the firm which designed Redbull’s offices in Mexico.

* Poole-based Brittany Ferries won two accolades at the British Travel Awards. It was named Best Small Holiday Company to Western Europe for its ferry-inclusive holidays to France, Spain and Portugal, and Best small Camping and Mobile Holiday Company for its chalet camping holidays.

* Freedom Health Insurance won the trophy for Best Customer Service by a Provider at the Health Insurance Awards 2015 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Alistair Sclare, managing director of the Poole-based company, said: “Everyone at Freedom is absolutely delighted and very proud to have won such a coveted industry award. This is a particularly great achievement given that we are one of the smaller companies in the private medical insurance industry.”

* A contemporary home overlooking Parkstone Golf Course and Poole Harbour won a design award for Janine Pattison Studios.

The company was hired to resolve complex planning issues that had arisen during the building of the home, which had raised concerns from neighbours and the local planning department. It was named Landscape of the Year and Urban Garden of the Year at the Express Newspapers New Homes and Gardens Awards.

* Bournemouth-based hairdressing group Scissors saw its sister company the Francesco Group pick up the title of Fellowship Salon Group of the Year at the Fellowship Hairdressing Awards.

Yogi Parmar, MD of Scissors, accepted the award at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

* Phil Whitehurst, CEO of Poole-based marine electronics brand Actisense, was shortlisted for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, sponsored by Nat West, at the Ballroom Southbank.