Meet the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 finalists: Innovation & Technology Award

A chance to learn more about the 2019 Innovation & Technology Award finalists before the Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony…

Less than a week left until the widely anticipated 2019 Test Valley Business Awards Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony and the spotlight is on the Innovation & Technology Award finalists.

Sponsored and judged by The University of Southampton Science Park, the Innovation & Technology Award category encouraged entries from businesses operating throughout the Test Valley that were achieving business success through innovative application of new ideas, technology or practices; demonstrating a product or process that has made a significant difference to sales revenue; commitment to the use of technology that has led to business success; or evidence of an innovative approach to marketing, management or product development

The finalists in this category for 2019 are: 

  • Critical Software
  • Inflowmatix Ltd.
  • Tonic Analytics Limited

As well as revealing and celebrating this year’s winners, the Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony provides an invaluable opportunity for up to 200 local business people to network in a relaxed and informal setting.

Andy Dollin, Chief Operating Officer of Tonic Analytics Limited, commented of the Awards:

We are a business with a global focus – last year, over 80% of sales came from exporting of our digital services and technologies to international customers… yet we are also very much a local business.  Our talented team all live locally, and we are based at Southampton Science Park, where we have had a presence since our formation just 4 years ago.   

“Being in the Test Valley is good for Tonic and as a local business, we also believe strongly in putting back into the community – such as our sponsorship of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and providing internships for local university students.

“Test Valley Business Awards are a great opportunity to showcase some of the many successful businesses that are based in the area and the various ways that each is positively making its mark on the world.

“We are honoured to have been selected as finalists and delighted to play our part in highlighting the tremendous culture of technology innovation that exists locally. “

Robin Bell, COO at Inflowmatix Limited said:

“The team at Inflowmatix are excited to be a finalist in the Innovation & Technology Award category of the Test Valley Business Awards for the second year running. 

“We have experienced steady growth by developing close working relationships with our existing customer base and successfully building credibility with new customers. Being a finalist for the second year running and having our achievements recognised by our peers within the local community is a testament of our commitment to addressing the challenges faced by the water sector.”

Lastly, Yiannaki Loizou, Marketing Director of Critical Software, remarked of being shortlisted: 

“Being nominated for the Innovation & Technology Award is huge honour for Critical Software. Test Valley is a real hub of inventive energy, with so many world-class companies helping to shape the future of technology. Our own role in the UK’s smart meter energy network is just one example of some of the great work being done across the region and we’re proud to share such an established platform with so many other innovators this year.”

The Test Valley Business Awards Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony is supported by an array of generous local businesses, the Awards’ sponsors, including this year’s Special Sponsors Barratt Homes.

Limited tickets are still available for the Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony on 12th September via the Awards’ website or by visiting: https://tvba2019galadinner.eventbrite.co.uk, at a cost of £60 each 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.