And the Winners were…. of the 2016 NewBiz Window Dressing Competition – Who are the Winners?

This is the 5th Year NewBiz is running The Window Dressing Competition.

The shops &/ or businesses based in Old Milton Road, Station Road and Whitefield Road are encouraged to make their shop
window(s) a magical display with Christmas Spirit, in time for the New Milton Christmas Festival on Saturday 3rd December 2016.

The Categories are, the same as in previous years, and for reference are:
Charity – Open to The Charity shops and are placed as 1st & 2nd prizes, who will receive a donation to their Charity;
Retail – this is where the entrants are Gift shops, Cafés or Florists, and will be placed as 1st & 2nd;
Business Services – this category is open to Accountants, Estate Agents, Solicitors & Independent Financial Advisers, and will be placed in 1st and 2nd.

Judging will take place, by an Independent Judge, during the day and in the evenings on 29th and 30th November as well as the 1st December 2016.  Please note that the Judges decision is final.

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

CHARITY CATEGORY:                   1st – HOPe (Helping Older People, New Forest) 
                                                         2nd – Oakhaven Hospice

RETAIL CATEGORY:                      1st – Rose Petals Florist
                                                         2nd – Coco Red

BUSINESS SERVICES:                  1st – Station Financial
2nd – Richard Griffiths & Co

Well done to all who took part and to our Sponsors:
Inspiration, Designer Giftware – do visit their shop at Mallard Buildings, Station Road, New Milton.
* Prince Publications – Production & Distribution of The Milton Mail, Barton Bugle & Highcliffe Herald Magazines.
* Redmayne Bentley Stockbrokers, Estate & Probate Services based in Southampton (John Evans meets clients in this area and lives locally).
* NewBiz – New Milton’s Business Networking Group

Competition rules:
The three 1st Placed Winners will be advised on 1st/ 2nd December and will need to be available from 12noon* on Saturday 3rd December to collect their Prize & Cup presented by our Sponsors, on the Main Stage at The New Milton Christmas Festival.  *More info will be provided on the 1st or 2nd December re this by our Events Officer.

Please do make contact for an entry form.  Please note that the deadline date for entry into the 2016 competition is 24th November 2016.  And return the forms directly to Gill at NewBiz, c/o 26 Station Road, New Milton, BH25 6JX.

We very much THANK our Sponsors who enable us to run this Competition, and they are:
* Inspiration, Designer Giftware – do visit their shop at Mallard Buildings, Station Road, New Milton.
* Prince Publications – Production & Distribution of The Milton Mail, Barton Bugle & Highcliffe Herald Magazines.
* Redmayne Bentley Stockbrokers, Estate & Probate Services based in Southampton (John Evans meets clients in this area and lives locally).
* NewBiz – New Milton’s Business Networking Group.

Please do support our Sponsors and their businesses.     PLEASE NOTE THAT THE JUDGES DECISION IS FINAL.