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Small Business

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The Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award contenders

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy.

From high street traders to innovative start-ups they provide employment, economic growth and consumer choice – and some of them go on to become the corporate giants of the future.

The best companies in the south with workforce of up to 50 employees are being celebrated with the Small Business of The Year Award.

Sponsored by the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, which represents hundreds of small firms around the county, the award will be presented to a dynamic company which demonstrates all round excellence in business.

The judging has focused on financial performance, future objectives and the competitive advantage of the business.

They have also looked at examples of specific strategies which have driven business growth.


Adido is an award-winning full service digital marketing agency supporting business across the south coast.

From humble beginnings in 2003, the Bournemouth based agency has grown at a rapid pace, building over 400 websites and managing over 100 active marketing clients across a diverse range of sectors.

The agency’s vision is to ‘do digital better’ and it aims to deliver this by building better websites, producing better marketing campaigns and implementing better digital strategies.

Adido’s passion and dedication, and commitment to delivering great results had allowed it to forge successful long term relationships with clients.


One2create is a modern creative agency, situated on the sunny south coast, specialising in three key areas: marketing services, creative media and web development.

The company celebrates its tenth anniversary in business this year and following a brand refresh, new products and services, a revamped website and new blog, it has more than ever to shout about.

One2create, based in Droxford, provides media and marketing services for a vast range of clients from local start ups to large blue chip clients in UK, Europe and USA.

TreatYourSkin Ltd

Registered in 2006, TreatYourSkin Ltd is a UK based online company with vision, focus and determination.

It has a very simple but effective way of running its business.

The company is completely open, transparent and dedicated to providing the best online shopping experience possible within the health and beauty sector.

TreatYourSkin is not solely driven by profit; it believes success and the overall longevity of its success will come by ensuring it looks after its customers.

The Havant firm offers thousands of acclaimed skin care brands from around the world at competitive prices.

The Yes Yes Company

The Yes Yes Company was founded by two Hampshire women in 2003, inspired by a curious Viagra “side-effect”.

They spent over three years developing a pure and natural personal lubricant range called Yes®.

Certified organic by the Soil Association and combining science with plant biotechnology, the Yes® range was launched in August 2006 and is now sold in over 55 countries and has 22 distributors worldwide.

Yes® is now stocked in health food stores, pharmacies, Holland and Barrett and available direct through the Alton based company’s website. Gynaecologists, psychosexual therapists,

GPs and breast care nurses around the world are recommending the product.