The Winchester Business Excellence Awards (WBEA) recognise the achievements of local businesses and rewards them for their commitment to excellence.

Founded by partners Winchester Business Improvement District (BID), Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and the Hampshire Chronicle, there are a number of award categories to enter, with each category winner automatically entered to the prestigious Simplyhealth Business of the Year Award.

Each category winner will receive a specially commissioned trophy, a framed certificate, a full page advert in the Hampshire Chronicle, air-time on The Breeze FM and valuable public profile for the shortlisted companies and winners at the glittering awards ceremony, which is held in the Guildhall Winchester in June.

The Business Excellence Awards is renowned across the district as a highly prestigious event and if you are in business in the Winchester area it is a very worthwhile investment of your time to be involved.”
Kit Finney, Winchester Chairman, Judging Panel and Director of JCF Financial.

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Business of the Year Award

Winner: Richard Steel and Partners

university of winchester

Charity or Social Enterprise of the Year Award

Shortlisted Businesses:

Winchester Citizens Advice Bureau

Winchester District Young Carers

Live At Home

Winchester Churches Nightshelter

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Green Business of the Year Award

Winner: Kirton Farm Nurseries

Shortlisted Businesses:


Kings Head

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Independent Business of the Year Award

Winner: Forte Kitchen

Shortlisted Businesses:

Stardust Years Vintage Fashion

Jeremy France Jewellers

Lord The Art of Hair

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Service Excellence Award

Winner: Richard Steel & Partners

Shortlisted Businesses:

Jeremy France Jewellers

Think Creative

The Walcote Practice

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Small-Medium Enterprise Award

Winner: The Little Kitchen Company

Shortlisted Businesses:

AR Design

Intergr8 Dance

Shentons Solicitors & Mediators

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Excellence in Innovation Award

Winner: James Poore Lighting Design

Shortlisted Businesses:

Eyecare Winchester

Finda Recruitment

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Supporting Apprenticeships Award

Winner: C E Evans & Son

Shortlisted Businesses:

Anchor Pipework

Hampshire County Council

North Motors

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