Ridge and Richard Hand shortlisted for South Coast Business Awards

07 October 2022

We are delighted to have been nominated for two South Coast Business Awards. Ridge Winchester has been nominated in the ‘Mid-Large Business’ category while former Office Managing Partner Richard Hand has been shortlisted in the ‘Business Leader’ category.

The awards celebrate excellence across the myriad sectors which make up the Hampshire and Isle of Wight economy. The ceremony will take place at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton on 3 November.

Winchester is the second-largest Ridge office, now employing over 100 staff within 14 teams. Richard Hand, who first established our South Coast office in 2008, recently passed the mantle of Office Managing Partner, having created and grown a thriving and resilient business which has had a significant positive impact on the region and beyond.

He is now supporting and mentoring new Office Managing Partner David Johnson as he builds on this strong legacy, growing the business strategically and sustainably to become the property and construction consultants of choice for the South Coast region. Richard is also leading Ridge Winchester’s move to high-quality new premises, set to complete later this year.

Ridge Winchester has won several awards (in 2022 alone winning RICS, SECBE and RESI Awards as well as ‘Large Business of the Year’ at the Winchester Business Excellence Awards, ‘Specialist Consultancy of the Year’ at the Insider South East Property Awards and a Central South Business Award for ‘Professional Services’).

Well done to our Winchester team and to Richard Hand on their thoroughly deserved nominations!