STRIVING to become sustainable is a goal of almost every business these days.

The Sustainable Business award sponsored by Winchester University will be given to a business that has demonstrated how they have reduced the impact of their business on the environment.

They must meet two or more of the following criteria: 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.

Professor Martin Broad, Dean, Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies at Winchester University said: "We are proud to sponsor the Sustainable Business Award again in 2021 to celebrate successful businesses through the lens of sustainability.

"Embedding practices of sustainability demonstrates a commitment to making the world a better place and the University of Winchester is committed to this through our business focussed knowledge exchange and research."

The Winchester Business Excellence Awards are organised in partnership by the Hampshire Chronicle, Winchester BID and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and are open to businesses within the Winchester District.

Nominations are welcomed for businesses or businesses are able to nominate themselves.

Once received the nominations will be considered by our judging panel and may be subject to a ‘Mystery Shopper’ visit by the category sponsor.

The judges will be looking to announce the three finalists in each category on Thursday July 22 in the Hampshire Chronicle and on hampshirechronicle. and then a celebratory awards event, will conclude the awards on Thursday September 2.

The winners of each category will receive £250 of advertising in the Hampshire Chronicle or on and will also be featured in the category winners’ coverage in the paper or on

Award categories include:

• Business Leader Award

• Charity Award

• Social Enterprise Award

• Large Business Award

• SME/Independent Business Award

• New Business Award

• Digital Innovation Award

• Sustainable Business Award

• Service Excellence Award

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The Millennium Egg will continue to be awarded by the Winchester City Council to the organisation or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to Winchester area.

The Business of the Year Award will be nominated to the overall winner that will be chosen by the judging panel form all the category winners.

Closing date for nominations Thursday July 1 2021.

Usual Newsquest competition terms and conditions will apply please visit: for full details. £250 multi-media advertising prize valid for use until 31st December 2021