WHICH business demonstrates the use of innovative digital technology and has plans to develop this?

If you know the answer, you can nominate them for the Winchester Business Excellence Awards.

Our Technology and Innovation Award, sponsored by Paris Smith, will be presented to a business that demonstrates the use of innovative digital technology and has plans in place to develop this in the future. Do you know someone like this?

If so, you can nominate them. The judges are looking for someone who demonstrates sustainable process efficiency to influence future growth.

Paris Smith managing partner Huw Miles said: “We live in an ever changing world. For the good of all, that change needs to be positive, creating a better life experience. Technology and Innovation have a huge role to play, especially in dealing with the legacy of our industrial past, driving sustainable improvements in all facets of life. What better way to contribute to the community we all share. 

“We are so proud to sponsor the Winchester Business Excellence Awards' Technology and Innovation Award. We urge recognition of those who are both at the forefront of technological advancement and who are setting the blueprint for sustainable growth and environmental responsibility. The nominees will have shown exceptional commitment to leveraging digital technology, from AI to virtual reality, in ways that significantly boost business performance while conscientiously reducing carbon emissions. 

“It's a testament to the power of innovative thinking in crafting a better future for all of us.”

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. 

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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/.