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  • Excellence Awards Set for Growth

    7 January, 2014

    The prestigious Winchester Business Excellence Awards , now in its twelfth year, launch again this January with growth, development and looking to the future, very much the theme. Founded by partners Winchester Business Improvement District (BID), Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and the Hampshir…

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  • Design announced for Winchester’s outdoor events space

    13 December, 2013

    Winchester City Council has announced today that Design Engine will be creating the portable events space for the Winchester District to be used by community and arts organisations in the city and surrounding towns and villages in the coming years. Design Engine, the well-known architectural pr…

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  • City waves Purple Flag for a better night out

    3 December, 2013

      For the fourth year running Winchester has been awarded ‘Purple Flag’ status in recognition that it offers visitors an entertaining and safe night out. Just as a Blue Flag is an indicator of a good beach, a Purple Flag is an indicator of where to go for a good night out. Th…

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  • Catherine awarded certificate in BID Management

    26 November, 2013

    Catherine Turness, BID Manager, has been awarded a British BIDs BID Academy Certificate in BID Management, the first formal qualification for BID professionals. Based on a complusory modular system, the Certificate in BID Management is an academic-accredited postgraduate short course aimed…

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  • Winchester City Council backs independent retailers

    25 November, 2013

    Winchester city centre has ridden the economic storms of recent years, with retailers queuing up for premises and vacancy rates around half the national average. However, the City Council is taking steps to ensure that the independent shops which make Winchester so distinctive are able to thrive a…

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  • Christmas in Winchester is launched with a bang!

    19 November, 2013

    The night sky above Winchester City Centre was set alight last week as the switch on of 25,000 Christmas lights and an electrifying firework display launched Christmas in Winchester. An estimated 6,000 people braved the chilly temperatures to join Capital South Coast and a lively line up of bot…

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