TEST VALLEY BUSINESS AWARDS 2018

Seeking Test Valley’s best Businesswoman of the Year

Test Valley Businesswoman of the Year Award is sponsored by Housing Association Aster Group…

Aster Group is the proud new sponsor of the ever-popular Businesswoman of the Year Award category in this in this year’s Test Valley Business Awards.

Open to businesswomen operating throughout the Test Valley, the Businesswoman of the Year Award celebrates female business owners, employees, and sole traders who are proud of what they do, and have worked for and/or played a key role within the business for at least 3 years.

Rebecca Outram, head of housing – Hampshire for Aster Group said:

“We’re proud to be sponsoring the Businesswoman of the Year category at this year’s awards.

“Awards like these are really important for the local business community, enabling new and smaller businesses to gain the recognition they need to grow and prosper.

“We know how important it is to celebrate achievements, so we’re thrilled to be part of these awards celebrating the best in business throughout the Test Valley.”

Aster Group supplies a wide range of housing options in response to the housing crisis, working towards its vision of ensuring everyone has a home.

It provides safety and security through its reliable landlord services, by building more new homes, maintaining and investing in the thousands of homes it owns, providing good services, and creating a lasting legacy in the communities it works in.

Aster Group aims to carefully balance a commercial approach with its social heart.


For Stephanie Barnett, winner of Businesswoman of the Year 2018, the award-win has galvanised her business, Pure Human Resources; winning her new clients and promotional opportunities both within her industry and the local business community.

Talking of her experience as a Test Valley Business Award winner, Stephanie Barnett said:

“We have made lots of useful contacts across the local area and have gained some fabulous new clients directly as a result of the Awards.”

The Test Valley Business Awards 2019 Awards Categories & Gold Sponsors are:

    ● Innovation & Technology Award – The University of Southampton Science Park
    ● New Business of the Year Award – Test Valley Borough Council
    ● Marketing Excellence Award – Webkick Ltd.
    ● Employer of the Year Award – Simplyhealth
    ● Businesswoman of the Year Award – Aster Group
    ● Small Business of the Year Award – Parker Bullen LLP

To enter this and any of the Awards’ other categories, businesses are asked to visit: www.tvbawards.org.uk/enter and fill in the simple online form with 200 – 250 words about your business against the relevant category judging criteria, which can also be found on the Awards’ website.

During the entry period, several entrants will be selected at random to receive an array of fabulous entry prizes; including locally brewed beer, theatre tickets, and other sought-after local goodies.

The Awards is free to enter; taking just a few short minutes to fill in the online form which, if successfully chosen as a winner, could lead to a full 12 months of business promotion across the Test Valley.

Businesses are encouraged to enter as many categories as possible before the entry & nomination period ends at midnight on 13th May.

Now in its 15th 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.