DOZENS of businesses have been recognised for their support to terminally-ill people in Hampshire.

More than 100 businesses from across the country took part in the Corporate Awards Evening organised by Countess Mountbatten Hospice.

The hospice based in West End provides support to people with life-limiting illnesses both at home and in the hospice.

This year staff at the hospice decided to launch the award to thank all those who have supported patients.

Lorraine Pink, head of income generation at Countess Mountbatten Hospice said: “This evening’s awards was a chance for the hospice to show our appreciation of businesses who have chosen to support our charity and make a difference to their local community. Congratulations to the winners, the nominees and to everyone who has supported our work over the last year - you never fail to amaze and inspire us with the remarkable lengths you go to in support of our hospice.”

Here is a list of the winners:

Business-Charity Partnership of the Year Award: Joint winners - Tesco Southampton Distribution Centre and Jonathan Terry Independent Funeral Directors

Corporate Newcomer Award: Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Fundraising Charity Partnership of the Year Award (under 50 employees): The London Hotel

Fundraising Charity Partnership of the Year Award (over 50 employees): Onecom

40-40 Challenge Top Fundraiser Award: Drive Personnel & The Anglers Inn

Make a Will Fortnight Top Fundraiser Award: Coffin Mew Physical Challenge of the Year Award: Blue Motor Finance Most Innovative Fundraising Initiative Award: The Victory Inn

Volunteering Team of the Year: The Mayflower Theatre Business Charity Champion of the Year Award: David Robertson from Itchen Electrical Services

Lifetime Support Award: Ahmad Tea

Special Recognition Award: Associated British Ports