Awards Archive

The Winchester Business Excellence Awards (WBEA) has been recognising the achievements of local businesses for over 15 years. From 2017 onwards we began archiving the shortlisted and winning businesses… you can find this archive below.

2017 Awards

The winners of the 2017 Winchester Business Excellence Awards have been announced. Each category winner was automatically entered to the prestigious Simplyhealth Professionals Business of the Year Award, which was presented to Richard Steel & Partners.


Business of the Year Award

Winner: Richard Steel & Partners

university of winchester

Charity or Social Enterprise of the Year Award

Winner: Winchester District Young Carers

Shortlisted Businesses:

Winchester Citizens Advice Bureau

Live At Home

Winchester Churches Nightshelter

Winchester City Council logo

Green Business of the Year Award

Winner: Kirton Farm Nurseries

Shortlisted Businesses:


The Kings Head

Winchester BID logo

Independent Business of the Year Award

Winner: Forte Kitchen

Shortlisted Businesses:

Stardust Years Vintage Fashion

Jeremy France Jewellers

Lord The Art of Hair

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Hampshire Chronicle logo

Service Excellence Award

Winner: Richard Steel & Partners

Shortlisted Businesses:

Jeremy France Jewellers

Think Creative

The Walcote Practice

Paris Smith logo

Small-Medium Enterprise Award

Winner: The Little Kitchen Company

Shortlisted Businesses:

AR Design

Intergr8 Dance

Shentons Solicitors & Mediators


Excellence in Innovation Award

Winner: James Poore Lighting Design

Shortlisted Businesses:

Everycare Winchester

Finda Recruitment

Sparsholt College logo

Supporting Apprenticeships Award

Winner: C E Evans & Sons

Shortlisted Businesses:

Anchor Pipework

Hampshire County Council

North Motors

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