Make the magic of 2012 work for your business.

Winchester City Council is working to make the most of London 2012, and to help local businesses see real benefits from a multitude of celebrations, events and contracts. All you need to know is where to look!

Keep up to date with Business Link news and activities to find the opportunities for your business.  The Winchester Business Directory  website will help you find a local business. 


It is expected that a big boost in visitors from abroad will be one of the most exciting legacies of 2012. The City Council is currently developing a tourism strategy to ensure that the District's tourism industry is geared up to make the most of this legacy.

2012 should be a deadline for making Winchester's tourism experience a world-class one, so businesses are encouraged to hone their customer care skills; modernise their facilities and make their offer distinctive so that our district stands out as the visitor desitnation of choice. Find out more by logging onto district stands out as the visitor desination of choice.

Find out more by logging onto and clicking on the 'local industry' pages. Or contact Tourist Information Centre Manager Alison Woods on 01962 848 347 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Local business

Opportunity! The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today began the process of creating mascots for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2012 by inviting the creative industry to register interest in designing what will become some of the key visual icons of the London Games. To find out more, log onto the business pages of the London 2012 website.

There is no end to the goods and services needed to run the biggest sporting event on the planet. Whatever you do, think about how your business fits into the bigger picture. Go to Business Link pages to find out how you can get involved in London 2012 contracts and sub-contracts, and then click through to the dedicated 2012 tendering website called 'CompeteFor'. You can find out more about these opportunities by attending the free Business Link evening event on Thursday 2nd October at Aldershot Military Stadium. Download the information below to find out more.

You can get involved with some of the art commissions also available as part of the 2012 projects, but logging onto the London 2012 website.

Keep up to date by signing up for The Winchester Entrepreneur e-newsletter. This will be sent to you regularly via email, so you can keep an eye on the local opportunities available to you. To sign up, go to and add your name to the mailing list.



Winchester City Council is involved in two Business improvement Districts (BIDs) . Businesses in Winchester City Centre voted in July 2007 in favour of becoming a Business Improvement District. More information can be found under Winchester BID. In May 2007 businesses in Segensworth voted to become a BID. Further details can be found under Segensworth BID.