Businesses from across Winchester came together this week to celebrate their achievements at the Business Excellence Awards 2023. 

On Thursday, June 2, local business owners put on their best outfits and headed to Winchester College in the hope of coming home with big prizes.

The Winchester Business Excellence Awards were organised in partnership by the Hampshire Chronicle, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Winchester BID.

All the categories were open to businesses within the Winchester District to recognise their achievements.

READ MORE: Full list of winners from the Winchester Business Excellence Awards

The event was sponsored by Paris Smith, Dutton Gregory, Winchester City Council, Winchester University, Winchester BID, Azets, Gentian and Ridge & Partners. The awards are also supported by Natwest, Honey & Harvey, Little Kitchen and Chesil House and are open to businesses within the Winchester district.

It was an evening to remember for all who attended, and it was blessed by good weather and attendees networked in the College grounds. 

Take a look at our gallery above of the best images taken by photographer Stu Martin. Can you spot yourself?

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The Little Kitchen Company took home the top prize of Business Of The Year.

Nine other awards were handed out to some of the hardest-working businesses in the city. 

Cait Salanson, from The Little Kitchen Company, also won business leader of the year. 

Catherine Thurston, The Little Kitchen Company head of sales, said: "We're extremely proud for the whole team involved. It really is a team effort and we're growing all the time. 

"We recently moved into new premises in Winnall Industrial Estate which is very exciting. 

"We all work really hard for the company and we're encouraged to push ourselves, not just for the company, but for our own personal achievement. 

"It was a real surprise to us the win the overall award, we're so proud."