EVERY business needs a leader to get through the day-to-day.

The person who is best at doing this will be recognised at the Winchester Business Excellence Awards.

Our Business Leader award, sponsored by Trethowans, will be presented to a leader who can demonstrate that his or her effective leadership has been and continues to be instrumental in the development of his or her business.

Emma Wilders-Pratt, head of the Winchester office at Trethowans, said, “The awards are now in their 22nd year and have become an important part of the city’s business calendar. Trethowans are proud to offer our support to these prestigious awards and particularly the Business Leader category and we look forward to meeting all the finalists on May 2.”

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.

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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 winchesterbusinessawards.co.uk.

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 newsquestevents.co.uk/business-awards-2/.