THE finalists for the 2020 Winchester Business Excellence Awards have been announced. Organised in partnership by the Hampshire Chronicle, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Winchester BID, the campaign was open to businesses within the district to recognise their achievements.
Self-employed workers across the UK will be able to apply from a third round of financial support from the government – and applications open today! (Monday, November 30)
Despite the relaxing of COVID-19 rules this Christmas, a lot of people will still be exercising caution over the festive season, so it's set to be even busier than usual for UK postal services. Up to three households will be allowed to form a Christmas “bubble” over the festive period as coronavirus restrictions are relaxed for five days across the UK. Despite families being able to mix at home, restrictive measures on travel will mean more people than ever will be posting their Christmas presents this year.
The inception of any business is both thrilling and terrifying. In order to rapidly grow your company, it’s important to consider taking calculated risks, but you need to have confidence that these will pay off. Getting your business to the stage of being able to expand its workforce is a major milestone for any startup owner, but employing extra staff too soon, or creating unnecessary roles, can have a costly effect and in some cases, spell the end of your dream of being your own boss. So what are the signs that your business is ready to make its first hire?
*UPDATE: Please note that due to the Government’s announcement on 31 October of new national Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions between 5 November and 2 December, the Winchester Christmas Nutcracker Trail will now begin 3 December. Winchester Business Improvement District (BID) have announced their plans for the festive season, which will include coordinating the city’s spectacular Christmas lights and new for this year – the Winchester Nutcracker Christmas Trail.