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Welcome to the WINCHESTER BUSINESS EXCELLENCE awards 2024 IN ASSOCIATION WITH the WINCHESTER BID aNd HAMPSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Together we will continue to shine a light and to honour all those businesses who have contributed to serving the local communities.
We want to celebrate all those local and regional businesses and business owners.
We want to share their stories and create a permanent record of all of those achievements and showcase their business.
Why not take a look at THE 2023 AWARDS
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2024 AWARD Categories & SPONSORS
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Business Leader Award
This award will be presented to a leader who can demonstrate that his or her effective leadership has been and continues to be instrumental in the development of his or her business/enterprise or supported the local business community. The judges are looking for: • Positive and inspiring leadership. • Excellent commercial performance and results. • Effective participation in and contribution to the local business community.
This award is in recognition of companies with a genuine and innovative focus on customer service. The judges are looking for: • A company which can demonstrate service excellence through the delivery of customer service. • A clear relationship between customer service activities and improved business performance, financial growth and customer retention. • A company with a clear understanding of customer needs.
Charity and Social Enterprise Award
This category recognises the contribution made by charities and social enterprises that provide such valuable services within the Winchester district. The award will be granted to the charities that has made the most significant difference to its target beneficiaries The judges will be looking for: • Clearly outlined social goals and objectives. • Clear evidence of social and community impact within the Winchester District. • Evidence of sustainable growth.
The winner of this award should be able to demonstrate how they have reduced the impact of their business on the environment in two or more of the following areas: • Green product innovation • Emission of greenhouse gases • Energy consumption • Water consumption • Production of waste and improving recycling rates • Sustainable supply chain and procurement • Transport impact of their goods or services • Staff development and training on environmental impact
This award will be presented to an outstanding business organisation with more than 10 FTE employees that demonstrate excellence. The judges will be looking for: • Commercial success, growth and achievement. • Future objectives for the growth of the business. • Innovation and creativity. The operating address for this category must be in the local authority district of Winchester and not be a registered or PO box address
The judges will be looking for evidence of: • Commercial success, growth and achievement through culture and creativity shaping the way the organisation operates • Effective contribution to the local business community • Innovative development and engagement with the local creative community • Engagement in environmental sustainability initiatives
This award will be presented to a dynamic company with less than 10 FTE employees which demonstrates all round excellence in business. Businesses must be trading for at least 18 months. The judges will be looking for: • Commercial success, growth and achievement. • Future objectives for the growth of the business. • Innovation and creativity. • Ability to engage and contribute to “Winchester Life”. The operating address for this category must be in the Winchester BID operating area and not be a registered or PO box address
The award recognises a new business that started trading within the past two years whose existing success has set the ground work for the business to grow, flourish and move into a position of longer-term sustainability. The judges are looking for: • A clearly conveyed business idea. • Specific achievements. • Opportunity for business growth and development.
The winner of this award must demonstrate the use of innovative digital technology and have plans in place to develop this in the future. The award celebrates the digital ideas that have the greatest influence on an organisation or industry. The judges will be looking for evidence of the use of digital innovation: • within your organisation (examples could include the use of virtual or augmented reality, artificial intelligence, drones or apps but this list is not exhaustive) and improved business performance as a result • to demonstrate sustainable process efficiency and the influence of this on future growth • to reduce carbon emissions
Business of the Year Award
The Business of the Year Award will be chosen from the shortlisted businesses in each award category. It will be the best of the best, the business which stands out from the rest. To win, a business will need to show a very strong overall performance during the last year. The judges will be looking for a business which has: • A clear business strategy. • Strong financial management and performance. • Clear signs of growth and development. • Has overcome its’ challenges to get ahead of its competitors. • A sustainable philosophy, towards its people, its profit and the planet.
View our gallery from PREVIOUS awards
Business Leader Cait Salanson – The Little Kitchen Company
Creative and Cultural Play to the Crowd
Technology and Digital Innovation 878 AD (Part of Hampshire Cultural Trust)
Large Business Dutton Gregory Solicitors
New Business House of Boêmia
Service Excellence Nony Kerr-Smiley Estate Agents
SME/Independent Business New Energy Yoga
Social Enterprise and Charity Winchester Go LD
Sustainable Business Aspiga
Business Of The Year The Little Kitchen Company