THE finalists for the South Coast Business Awards 2021 have been announced.

The South Coast Business Awards celebrates business excellence across myriad sectors, which make a huge contribution to our economy.

The awards bring together the best of businesses in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, showcasing their achievements.

There are innovative industries, both big and small, operating in fields from food to fashion, tourism to technology, employing thousands of people, exporting around the world or helping to attract visitors to our county and we aim to celebrate their achievements with these awards.

Category sponsors Paris Smith, Dutton Gregory, Hampshire Chamber, Starling Bank, Clear Vision Financial Management and awards supporters Natwest are delighted join together to congratulate the success of all the finalists and look forward to announcing the winners on Thursday, November 11.

Best Use of Technology Award: Zylpha Ltd; TRACS; Silver Lining Convergence.

Business & Community Award: Dentaid; Brightful Ltd and Winchester Creatives CIC; Wightlink Ferries.

Business Leader Award: Richard Coope and Dan Benham (co-founders of Winchester Creatives); Healthy Pet Store - Deborah Burrows; Nikki Tapley - Collabor8, People in Business CIC

Employer Award: Pure Human Resources Ltd; Enthuse Care; Silver Lining Convergence; Copello Global Ltd.

Entrepreneur Award: Nikki Tapley - We Are Inspire Limited; Rebecca Mabbett - R Reflections; Tomasz Dyl - GottaBe!; Deborah Burrows - Healthy Pet Store

Innovation Excellence Award: Wessex Cleaning Equipment and Janitorial Supplies; Maverick Aviation Ltd; R Reflections

Mid-Large Business Award: Wessex Cleaning Equipment and Janitorial Supplies; Cobweb Solutions; The Peter Cooper Motor Group.

New Business Award: Country Pooch Ltd; We Are Inspire Limited; R Reflections; Vulcan Offshore Ltd.

Service Excellence Award: The Mortgage Hut; Silverlake Automotive Recycling; Chemotherapy Headwear; Yokogawa Marex.

Small Business Award: Copello Global Ltd; Hamble Catering Ltd; The Mortgage Hut.