Economic development

  • Winchester Business Excellence Awards 

    Winchester Business Excellence Awards 2018

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    The photograph shows Videofrog receiving their award from Winchester City Council’s Leader, Cllr Caroline Horrill.

    This year Winchester’s prestigious Millennium Egg - a lifetime achievement award for commitment to local business - has been given to local businessman Paul Morgan, Managing Director of Warrens Office Limited.

    Mr Morgan received the ornate egg at a glitzy Winchester Business Excellence Awards ceremony at Guildhall Winchester on Friday 1 June. The egg, crafted by Jeremy France Jewellers in 2000 and donated to Winchester City Council for use as an annual award, is presented to local people or organisations that have made a significant and sustained contribution to the economy of the Winchester District. 

    Winchester City Council was the sponsor for the Digital Innovation Award.  This celebrates the digital ideas that have the greatest influence on an organisation or industry. This year’s winner was Videofrog, a video production company for marketing agencies and internal communications teams.

  • Community Events Toolkit

    Winchester City Council’s Market Towns' Development Officer has put together this useful guide for community organisations planning to hold an event. Whether you have held many events in the past or are a complete beginner, this reference will help you to make your event successful in terms of safety, turnout and budget. 

  • Community First Employee Volunteering

    Employee Volunteering is when a company’s employees offer their time and expertise for the benefit of local voluntary and community groups during work time, all with the support of their employer. Volunteering is promoted, encouraged and recognised by the company.
    Responsible Business is core business.

    Recent research has shown that:

    “For many companies CSR is regarded as part of their license to operate – something they must do instead of something they do to create competitive advantage.”

    IMPACT Report Executive summary, European Commission

    Community First works with local charitable and voluntary organisations so that local businesses can get involved in the community, from sharing skills of employees to helping out on a one-off project.

    To find out more, please contact Janet Duggan on or on Tel: 0300 500 8085. Alternatively, take a look at

  • Providing benefits to the Armed Forces Community

    Worthy Down Garrison and Winchester City Council are encouraging local businesses to provide benefits to the Armed Forces Community as part of the Armed Forces Covenant. Benefits could include:

    • supporting the employment of veterans young and old
    • supporting the employment of service spouses and partners
    • offering a degree of flexibility in granting leave for service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment
    • supporting employees who chose to be members of the Reserve forces
    • offering a discount to the members of the Armed Forces Community

    If you are interested in finding out more about how you could help please contact Lieutenant Colonel Mark Cox AGC(SPS), Worthy Down Support Unit | Bld 10, Worthy Down, Winchester, Hants, SO21 2RG | Mil: 94271 2295 | Civil: 01962 887295 | e-mail: