Guest Speaker announced for 15th annual Business Awards Dinner

The Guest Speaker of the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony has been announced…

Following the widely-anticipated announcement of finalists on 19th July, seeing over 200 entrants whittled down to a shortlist of just 18 hopefuls over 6 categories, the Guest Speaker of this year’s Test Valley Business Awards’ Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony can now be announced as Chris Brown of Tooth n Claw.

One of the leading Animal Wranglers and Consultants for the film and TV industries worldwide, Chris has worked on nearly 1000 productions; appearing on set with the likes of Ridley Scott, Tom Cruise and Benedict Cumberbatch, whilst being lucky enough to work with lions, elephants, cobras and even scorpions!

Chris Brown commented of the Test Valley Business Awards:

“I’m delighted to be joining the Test Valley Business Awards as Guest Speaker for what is sure to be an amazing night celebrating and recognising the incredible achievements of some of the Test Valley’s most forward-thinking and enterprising businesses. My best wishes to everyone shortlisted! I look forward to discovering the winners on the night.”

Chris will be speaking at this year’s Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony, which marks a milestone 15 years of celebrating local business excellence; seeing up to 200 local business representatives gather together to find out who of the 18 finalists will be crowned the 2019 winners!

With ample opportunities to network, the Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony will also see local caterers, Michelin award-winning McCrimmon & Reid, serve up a sumptuous 3 course meal with free welcome drink provided on arrival.

The 2019 Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony is made possible by the generous support of the Awards’ sponsors, including Special Sponsors Barratt Homes – Britain’s biggest housebuilder by volume.

During the event, there will be a presentation from, and collection for, Jane Scarth House as Charity of the Year.

Tickets for the Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony on 12th September are available to book via the Awards website or by visiting: https://tvba2019galadinner.eventbrite.co.uk, and cost just £60 to include welcome drink & 3 course meal.

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.