A PASSFIELD business has won the Best Small Local Business award from the Business Awards UK.

Corcillium Wealth Management has won the prestigious award.

Leon Alden, owner and financial planner at Corcillium, said: “For me, it was most unexpected.

“One of my clients put me forward for the award.

“I was very excited as I’ve been building my business for five years and this is my first external award.

“I am elated.”

Corcillium is organising a series of free events at the Forest Community Centre in Bordon which are open to the public.

The first event, about paying and managing tax, will be held next Tuesday (February 15).

Doors open at 5.30pm, with the seminar running from 6pm to 7pm.

Tea and coffee will be provided, along with a selection of bites.

Parking will also be available at the community centre.

Further events scheduled at the Forest Community Centre this year include later-life care planning on April 19, retirement planning – what to think about before and after – on July 5, and health and wealth – financial planning for all – on October 18.