WINCHESTER Business Excellence Awards judges are looking for the most sustainable firms. 

The sustainable business award, sponsored by Winchester University, seeks businesses that have demonstrated how they have reduced their impact on the environment.

Specifically in two or more of the following areas: 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. 

Sarah Moore-Williams, dean of the faculty of business and digital technologies and director of the University of Winchester Business School, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring this award once more. The university is dedicated to developing competent and responsible business leaders of the future and sustainability is major part of that future.

“In 2008 the university became an early adopter of the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) which means we prepare people to serve society and safeguard our planet.

“We seek to embed in sustainability in all our programmes and are committed to becoming a carbon neutral campus.”

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Organised by the Hampshire Chronicle, Winchester BID, and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, these awards serve as a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives within the district.

The awards are sponsored by Paris Smith, Dutton Gregory, Winchester City Council, Winchester University, Winchester BID, Trethowans, Ridge & Partners and JM Finn. 

In addition, the awards receive valuable support from Natwest, Honey & Harvey, Little Kitchen, and Chesil House.

Each nomination received will undergo meticulous evaluation by a judging panel and may be visited by a mystery shopper. 

The names of the three finalists in each category will be unveiled on Thursday, May 2. The awards evening will be on Thursday, May 30. 

The awards categories are: business leader; charity and social enterprise; large business; SME/independent business; new business; technology and innovation; sustainable business; service excellence; and creative and cultural.

Businesses can submit their entries at

Winchester City Council will award the Millennium Egg to a business or individual who has made an impact on the area. 

Also, the Business of the Year award will be chosen from the category winners.
Nominations for this year's Winchester Business Excellence Awards are open until Thursday, April 18. 

The awards package includes a £500 multi-media advertising prize for each category winner, valid until December 31.

To enter, visit