THE finalists for the 2022 Winchester Business Excellence Awards have been announced.

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

This year's event is kindly sponsored by Paris Smith, Dutton Gregory, Winchester City Council, Winchester University, Winchester BID, Azets, Ridge & Partners and Gentian. The awards are also supported by Natwest, Little Kitchen and Chesil House and were open to businesses within the Winchester District.

Judging this year’s awards were Winchester Business Excellence Awards head judge, group managing director of Winchester Motor Group and chair of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Winchester Business Strategy Group Mark Mills-Goodlet, Winchester BID executive director Paul Spencer, NatWest senior relationship manager Lucy Kitcher, Darren Slade regional business editor, Kimberley Barber regional editor (Hampshire Weeklies) and the category sponsors.

Mark Mills-Goodlet said: "Every year we receive numerous entries for the Winchester Business Excellence Awards and this year was no exception. The awards bring together the best of businesses in the Winchester district, recognising and showcasing their achievements.

"The judging panel were impressed with the high standards of business practice displayed throughout the process and deciding on an overall winner was a tough task. I would like to thank everyone who entered the competition and congratulate all those who have been shortlisted for the awards."

The 2022 finalists are:

Business Leader

Forte Kitchen and The Hatch - Naomi Beamish and Olly Biggs

Arbor Call Ltd – Alison Lovejoy

University of Winchester – Rev'd Professor Liz Stuart

Charity & Social Enterprise

Citizens Advice Winchester District

Street Reach

Winchester Youth Counselling (WYC)

Bespoke Biking

Digital Innovation

Blue Apple Theatre

Experience Hampshire

The Perfect Assistant

Large Business

Integr8 Dance

Ridge and Partners LLP

Trethowans LLP

New Business

Remedi Health

Giuseppe Manco

Lark Kids

Service Excellence

Brims Yoga

Searle & Taylor Ltd.

The Cup and Saucer


SME/Independent Business

By Ross Garcia

Maven Co-working

P&G Wells Ltd

Sustainable Business

Earthian Zero Waste Shop

Ridge and Partners LLP

Marwell Wildlife