Winchester Business Excellence Awards 2021
Winchester Business Excellence awards recognises the achievements of local businesses and reward them for their commitment to excellence.
Organised by partners Winchester Business Improvement District, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and The Hampshire Chronicle, the competition attracts high profile industry support and offers Winchester businesses the opportunity to promote major achievements and celebrate success.
Digital Innovation award winner announced
Our congratulations to Donater Ltd, Ridge and Partners LLP and the Gurkha Museum who were shortlisted for the Digital Innovation award at the Winchester Business Excellence Awards. The overall winner was the Gurkha Museum who used the COVID-19 pandemic as a catalyst to increase their digital content and on-line presence and improve their business performance.
Recognition for market town economy champion
Winchester City Council has recognised Bishop’s Waltham resident Robert Shields CBE for his outstanding contribution to the economy by presenting him the prestigious millennium egg award.
Robert, a Bishop’s Waltham resident for over 20 years since his retirement, was thanked for his for his efforts as part of the Parish Council and Town Team. Over a number of years Robert has worked with others in the town to introduce a number of projects that increase footfall and encourage residents to shop local.
During the COVID-19 pandemic Robert was instrumental in the town’s emergency response, setting up teams to support the vulnerable with their shopping, maintaining hand sanitising stations in the town and recruiting volunteers to help people with social distancing.
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.
The awards ceremony took place on the 2nd September 2021.
Click here for more information about the Winchester Business Excellence Awards.