The Nuffield Health Excellence in Customer Service Award, in this year’s Daily and Dorset Echo-backed Dorset Business Awards, champions businesses in the region who are dedicated to being truly customer focused.

Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, who sponsor the award, are encouraging customers, clients, suppliers and companies to enter the award or nominate businesses who work hard to consistently create an excellent experience for their customers and provide outstanding customer service across all of their practices.

The current holder of the Excellence in Customer Service Award is KingsWood Day Nursery and commenting on the win, owner Michelle Wood said: “2014 was the first time we had ever entered the Dorset Business Awards, in fact it was the first award we had ever entered!

“Winning the award has boosted our relationships with families at KingsWood. The recognition goes a long way for the business and for parents’ reassurance. Families feel that the relationship we have with them and their children is one which has been recognised and rewarded. The publicity which has come hand-in-hand with winning the award has generated a lot more interest in our services. New families who join us feel reassured that we have their views and opinions at the forefront of our daily practice.”

The Excellence in Customer Service Award category is open to any company which has a BH/DT postcode or is based in Dorset. The award is not restricted to any specific sized company and businesses can complete the entry themselves, or be nominated by customers, clients or suppliers but the business needs to submit the final the entry form.

Nuffield Health Excellence in Customer Service Award checklist
Entrants will need to:
• Give a brief overview of the nature of their trade and customer base
• Summarise the customer care policy, including details of any quality standards the business has achieved
• Describe the initiatives in place to ensure all staff understand and put into practice the principles of the customer care policy
• Highlight how the business monitors the quality of customer care provided and reacts to feedback
• Demonstrate how the business has made improvements in customer satisfaction
• Explain how the business is planning to maintain and / or improve performance in the future
• Explain why they believe the business deserves this Award.

David McNair, Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, commented: “The team at Nuffield Heath Bournemouth are constantly striving to not just maintain good customer service but to exceed our customers’ expectations. In every strategic decision we make, we consider our customers’ needs first and we are looking forward to championing like-minded businesses in Dorset again this year.”

The Awards are also backed by the south’s leading radio station Wave 105 and are free to enter. Entrants can submit an entry via or print off an entry form and submit a paper-based entry. The closing date for entry is Friday September 11. Entrants do not need to be a member of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

For further information about the Awards, sponsorship opportunities or to reserve tickets for the Gala Dinner which will take place on Thursday November 26 at the Bournemouth International Centre, please contact Lorraine Hubbard on 01202 714810.

Sponsor profile
Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital is part of Nuffield Health, the leading not-for-profit private healthcare system in the UK, independent of both government and shareholders. Offering the ‘Nuffield Promise’, the hospital supports patients with high quality matron-led and consultant care before, during and after treatment. The Bournemouth facility offers a comprehensive range of specialist services and houses 41 private en-suite bedrooms, three operating theatres, an endoscopy suite, a new state-of-the-art scanning suit with a cardiac enabled MRI scanner, a hydrotherapy pool along with a brand new Cardiac Cath Lab which will open late September.