Hampshire Fare Reaches Awards Finals

Hampshire Fare Reaches Awards Finals

Hampshire Fare is pleased to announce that it has been named as a finalist in the Hampshire Business Awards 2023.

The Hampshire Business Awards are a partnership between The Business Magazine and Hampshire County Council. Their aim is to celebrate excellence by recognising the best in business in Hampshire, and shine a spotlight on the people behind their success.

Fourteen categories include Contribution to the Community Award, Hampshire Business of the Year and Made in Hampshire Award. Hampshire Fare CIC has been named as a finalist in the Not-For-Profit of the Year, in recognition of the outstanding work this dynamic group undertakes to support their members’ development and to champion Hampshire’s food, drink and craft community.

Hampshire Fare’s scope is broad - encompassing business, leisure, lifestyle and education, for example working with LEAF to organise a special careers day on a farm for 150 GCSE students, producing a valued annual guide to local produce, and running the Hampshire Food Festival, which this year included a brand new event – the very successful Winchester Food Festival.

Natasha Dochniak, Commercial Manager, Hampshire Fare, says: “We are very excited to have been named as a finalist in the Hampshire Business Awards. It is very gratifying to be recognised for our efforts. Hampshire Fare punches well above its size: we are a small team making a huge effort to shout about the value of local food, drink and craft for our environment, sustainability and local supply chains!

“We are well aware, however, that we are in a fiercely competitive category and up against other incredible not-for-profit organisations, all doing amazing work for their respective communities. I think it is going to be a tough one for the judges, and I wish all the finalists good luck on the night. It is wonderful to see just what Hampshire businesses are achieving!”

Other Hampshire Fare members have also been named as finalists. These include Basingstoke College of Technology which is up for two Awards: Commitment to Education, Training & Skills Award, and Equality, Inclusivity & Diversity Initiative Award. Two Hampshire Fare members are finalists in the Sustainable Green Investment Award: Harvest Fine Foods and Lainston House. Two more members have been named in the Young Business Person of the Year Award: Emma Hunt of Dandy’s Ford Dairy and Robyn Chiedozie of The Tinker’s Granddaughter. Well done to all for being named finalists.

The Awards Evening is to be held on 30th November at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre and hosted by top TV presenter Alex Jones.