TEST VALLEY BUSINESS AWARDS 2018

Winners announced in Test Valley Business Awards 2018

The Test Valley Business Awards 2018 winners have been announced…

During the widely anticipated Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony on 13th September at the Museum of Army Flying, the winners for the 2018 Test Valley Business Awards were announced.

Seeing almost 200 local business representative gather together to network, enjoy delicious food prepared by local caterers McCrimmon & Reid, and recognise local business achievements, guests also had the opportunity to hear the evening’s Guest Speaker, Journalist & Broadcaster Dame Jenni Murray DBE, deliver a witty and fascinating speech in keeping with this – the centenary of the women’s vote.

The sold out event also raised an incredible £1265 for Andover-based charity James’s Place Community Group; an intiative offering unique daycare to adults aged 16 and over with learning and physical disabilities.

Then came the widely anticipated Awards Ceremony where all in attendance learnt which of this year’s 18 finalists were to be crowned the winners for 2018!

From a record-breaking 224 entries across 6 categories, the Awards’ deserving 18 finalists were whittled down to just 6 winners, representing businesses from across the borough of Test Valley.

The winners of the Test Valley Business Awards 2018 are:

Businesswoman of the Year Award

Winner:

• Stephanie Barnett of Pure Human Resources

Highly commended:

• Lisa Armstrong of Active Staff Ltd.
• Alana Penkethman of Parker Bullen LLP

Employer of the Year Award – sponsored by Simplyhealth

Winner:

• VuePoint Solutions Ltd.

Highly commended:

• UCPS eLearning Ltd.
• MOR Solutions Ltd.

Small Business of the Year Award – sponsored by Wilkins Kennedy

Winner:

• Wathen Marine Catering Equipment Services Ltd.

Highly commended:

• Martial Art World LLP
• Pure Human Resources

Innovation & Technology Award – sponsored by The University of Southampton Science Park

Winner:

• vivaMOS Ltd.

Highly commended:

• VuePoint Solutions Ltd.
• Inflowmatix Ltd.

New Business of the Year – sponsored by Test Valley Borough Council

Winner:

• vivaMOS Ltd

Highly Commended:

• CoCo’s Canine Creche Ltd.
• Vista Glaze Ltd.

Doing Business Locally Award – Sponsored by Taylored IT

Winner:

• The Sheep Shed Gallery

Highly commended:

• CoCo’s Canine Creche Ltd.
• The Greyhound on the Test

Now in its 14th year, the Test Valley Business Awards – run by a steering group of volunteers – has become a well-established platform to champion business excellence. It is a great way of shining a light particularly on the many new and small businesses in the region, all doing interesting and valuable work, but often out of sight.