Sponsors Confirmed for 2018

The Winchester Business Excellence Awards would not be possible without the generosity and kind support of the following businesses, who sponsor the competition.

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2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

We have plenty of sponsorship oppurtunities available for the 2018 awards show.  Have a read of the information below and get in touch using the link at the bottom of the page.


The Winchester Business Excellence Awards 2018 will be launched on Wednesday 17 January 2018 and culminate in a dazzling black tie event on Friday 1 June 2018 at Guildhall Winchester.

The competition will follow a classic format. There will be 8-10 individual award categories (each with a category sponsor) leading to the overall winner of the ‘principal sponsor’s name’ Business of the Year Award’. We are pleased to welcome back SimplyHealth Professionals as principal sponsors for the sixth consecutive year.

In 2017, categories included:

  •  Excellence in Innovation sponsored by The Breeze FM
  •  Small-Medium Enterprise sponsored by Paris Smith LLP
  •  Independent Business sponsored by Winchester BID
  •  Charity or Social Enterprise sponsored by University of Winchester
  •  Green Business sponsored by Winchester City Council
  •  Service Excellence sponsored by Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Newsquest
  •  Business Supporting Apprenticeships sponsored by Sparhsolt College
  •  Business of the Year sponsored by Simply Health Professionals

We welcome the opportunity to consider new categories.

Entries will be invited from local businesses from January to mid-March. Judging of the entries will take place during April. The judging panel will be led by a chairman, and include a representative of each category sponsor and representatives from NatWest Bank who will review nominations to each category.



The Winchester Business Excellence Awards provide a platform on which to enhance the profile of your organisation and offers an unparalleled opportunity with significant exposure of your company to the local business market. As a Category Sponsor you will be guaranteed regular exposure through local media and brand recognition throughout the competition, including on most promotional material.

The Hampshire Chronicle, as a founding partner, through its newspapers and on its website provides weekly coverage of the awards prior to the event.


Category Sponsorship Package

The cost of category sponsorship is £3,000 plus VAT and includes a tailored package of benefits worth over £8,000. This includes:

    •  Own company logo featured throughout and on all promotional material against the category.
    •  Presence at the January launch event
    •  Recognition as the sponsor of the category at the awards evening
    •  Association with a high profile, quality business awards competition
    •  Guaranteed publicity through local radio and the Hampshire Chronicle
    •  Brand recognition on all promotional material including entry mailer and promotional eventprogramme
    •  FREE advertising within A5 event programme
    •  Branding during the awards event and opportunity for senior company representative to speak during the evening and to present the winner with the award
    •  Senior representative on judging panel
    •  Opportunity to offer hospitality to your guests at the awards event
    •  4 FREE tickets for the awards event in June
    •  Photo opportunity


Get Involved

If you are interested in being a part of the 2018 awards or require more information about becoming a sponsor please contact us using the button below:

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