Business Awards

Stewart Dunn receiving Millennium Egg from Simon Eden, Winchester City Council's Chief Executive

Stewart Dunn wins Millenium Egg

The prestigious Millennium Egg has this year been awarded to Stewart Dunn, Chief Executive of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and former Managing Director of Newsquest.

The Egg was presented at the start of the Winchester Business Excellence Awards held on Friday 3 June at Guildhall Winchester.

The Egg is Winchester’s equivalent to the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Oscar for the local economy. It is awarded in celebration of local people and organisations that have made a significant and sustained contribution to the economy of the district.

The ornate egg was crafted by Jeremy France Jewellers in 2000, who then donated it to Winchester City Council for use as an annual award. Previous award winners have included the late Graham Jamieson of the Wykeham Arms pub, Barbara Bryant who headed the North Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry for many years, Hampshire Farmers’ Market, Winchester Hat Fair, Winchester Cathedral, Mohamed Bakhaty, Chris Turner of the Winchester Business Improvement District, Jim Sawyer of London and Clancy, Richard Steele of Richard Steele and Partners, Tim Jackson, Principal at Sparsholt College, Charles Barter of the Watercress Company and last year David Webb of the Federation of Small Businesses. It is displayed throughout the year with a collection of civic silver outside the Bapsy Conference Chamber at Guildhall Winchester.

Sparsholt College wins the Green Business of the Year award

Sparsholt College is an ISO 14001 accredited business that has shown a clear commitment to reducing their environmental impact year on year. They have introduced solar panels and rainwater harvesting as well as encouraging staff and students to reduce their water and energy consumption through their robust environmental policy.

Many congratulations must also go to the other shortlisted finalists, who were the King’s Head, Sustainable Acoustics and Two Hoots Campsite.