HART District Council has been given an award for helping out small businesses.

It was given the Innovative Programme Award from the Federation of Small Business (FSB) at the Annual Local Authority Small Business Friendly Awards.

On Wednesday, 5 September, the council was presented with the award in recognition of its hard work in supporting local businesses and creating a new workspace, the Hart Business Centre.

Cllr David Neighbour, leader of the district council and cabinet member for economic development said: “I’m delighted that this year they have recognised our efforts in presenting us with the Innovative Programme Award.”