TEST VALLEY BUSINESS AWARDS 2021

Test Valley Business Awards for 2021 launched

The Test Valley Business Awards are once again in action and the search has begun for top companies and individual businesspeople across the region.

Following a record-breaking 2019, the awards are back for a 17th year. The competition was officially launched last Thursday, May 27th, at Kimbridge Barn, near Romsey, when the area’s MP Caroline Nokes told a small gathering it was time for businesses to get out and help the UK achieve recovery.

She said she recognised that many were still suffering but was confident the rich and diverse make up of local businesses would help them win through.

Mayor of Test Valley Councillor Mark Cooper said: “The previous Test Valley Business Awards was 15 months ago and the changes that have come in that intervening period have affected how we do business in ways we are only just beginning to understand: Zoom, Teams, home-working and the Internet are only part of the story. Having said that it is a sheer joy that we are able to gather in this great location in person, rather than Zooming. Humans are social animals and most of us are much happier meeting face to face. Internet interaction is certainly here to stay… but getting the balance right between social interaction and electronic interaction is the task of the moment.

The lunchtime launch event marked the start of this year’s entry process which is open to businesses of any size operating across the Test Valley.

The Test Valley Business Awards is run by a steering group of volunteers and 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.

New to the Steering Group (2020), Katie Brooks from Bear Behind, offered a big thank you to outgoing team member Sophie Porter who worked so hard to make the Awards what they are today.

Also new is Gold Sponsor LOCALiQ, the business-to-business brand of the Newsquest owned titles the Romsey Advertiser and Andover Advertiser. Their publisher Bill Browne has also joined the steering group.

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Businesswoman of the Year winner to speak at Business Awards launch

The 2019 Business Woman of the Year Award winner will launch Test Valley Business Awards 2020.

Following a record-breaking 2019, the Test Valley Business Awards is back for a 16th year, TVBA 2020 will officially launch at 12 noon on Friday 6 March at Kimbridge Barn near Romsey, where last year’s Businesswoman of the Year Award winner, Caroline Stevens, will speak about her experience.

Caroline is Sales & Marketing Manager for Stockbridge based Danebury Vineyards, a family-owned boutique wine estate producing fine English wine for over twenty years that consistently win awards at international wine tasting competitions and list some of the top establishments in London and Hampshire as their customers.

The launch event marks the start of this year’s entry process which is open to businesses of any size operating across the Test Valley.

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.

New to the Steering Group, Katie Brooks from Bear Behind, offered a thank you to outgoing team member Sophie Porter.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Sophie who helped promote and market the awards and made them what they are. I know I have some big shoes to fill and I am looking forward to the challenge.”

Places for the Test Valley Business Awards 2020 launch are free but limited and therefore prior booking is essential for individuals wishing to attend this year’s launch. To book, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/94174399163 or see www.tvbawards.org.uk for more information

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Entry period starts now for the Test Valley Business Awards 2019

Following the launch on Friday 15 March entries are now being invited for the 2019 Test Valley Business Awards.

Following a lively and well-attended launch on 15th March at the University of Southampton Science Park Conference Centre, entries are now being accepted for the Test Valley Business Awards 2019.

Last week, more than 100 businesses from across the Test Valley came together to learn more about this year’s award categories and sponsors, and to hear from keynote speakers who explained why the Awards are a valuable initiative within the local business community.

Welcomed by the CEO of venue hosts Southampton Science Park, Peter Birkett, who shared with the crowd some of the Science Park’s past winners and their achievements following the accolade, attendees later had a chance to hear from The Worshipful the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Ian Carr MBE, and the 2018 winner of Businesswoman of the Year Stephanie Barnett who encouraged all businesses present to enter.

During his speech, Cllr Ian Carr MBE, commented of the Awards and local business:

“I am very pleased to be here with you celebrating Test Valley businesses because I have spent my Mayoral year meeting literally hundreds of businesses across the length and breadth of the borough.

“I am so impressed, not only with your skills and ingenuity, but your support for our lovely community… You must all enter so we can make the 2019 Test Valley Business Awards the biggest and best ever, as we celebrate a milestone of 15 years of celebrating business excellence!”

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, 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 wine 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 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.

TEST VALLEY BUSINESS AWARDS 2021

Entries now open for the Test Valley Business Awards 2019

Entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Test Valley Business Awards…

Following an energetic and well-attended launch event today at the University of Southampton Science Park, entries are now open for the Test Valley Business Awards 2019.

This year, there are no fewer than 6 awards categories to choose from, sponsored by some of the areas most accomplished and well-established businesses.

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, 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 wine 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 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.

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Last chance to attend the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 launch

Last call for places at the TVBAwards2019 launch at Axis – the brand new conference centre on the University of Southampton Science Park.

With less than a week to go until the official launch of the Test Valley Business Awards 2019, business representatives from across the borough are being encouraged to book their free places to the event before time runs out.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the prestigious local business awards which has seen thousands of businesses participate since 2004.

Up to 100 business representatives will come together to network, enjoy light refreshments, and learn about this year’s new sponsors and awards.

The official launch also gives attendees the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers from across the borough, including Stephanie Barnett, the 2018 winner of the Businesswoman of the Year Award.

Places for the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 launch are free but limited and therefore prior booking is essential for individuals wishing to attend this year’s launch.

To book, please visit: https://tvba2019launch.eventbrite.co.uk or see www.tvbawards.org.uk for more information.

The launch event marks the start of this year’s entry process – which couldn’t be easier.

Entering 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.

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Book now to attend the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 launch on 15th March

Time is running out to book your place at the TVBAwards2019 launch at Axis – the brand new conference centre on the University of Southampton Science Park.

 

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the prestigious local business awards which has seen thousands of businesses participate since 2004

Up to 100 business representatives will come together to network, enjoy light refreshments, and learn about this year’s new sponsors and awards.

The official launch also gives attendees the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers from across the borough. 

Places for the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 launch are free but limited and therefore prior booking is essential for individuals wishing to attend this year’s launch.

To book, please visit: https://tvba2019launch.eventbrite.co.uk or see www.tvbawards.org.uk for more information.

The launch event marks the start of this year’s entry process – which couldn’t be easier.

Entering 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. 

TEST VALLEY BUSINESS AWARDS 2021

Businesswoman of the Year winner to speak at Business Awards launch

The 2018 Business Woman of the Year Award winner will speak at the official launch of the Test Valley Business Awards 2019.

Following a record-breaking 2018, the Test Valley Business Awards is back for a 15th year; officially launching during a free lunch time event held at Axis, the brand new Conference Centre at the University of Southampton Science Park, on Friday 15th March where last year’s Businesswoman of the Year Award winner, Stephanie Barnett, has agreed to speak about her experience.

Declared Businesswoman of the Year 2018, Stephanie Barnett is the founder and Managing Director of Pure Human Resources Ltd., a Hampshire based business consultancy, with an extensive range of experience and expertise in all aspects of HR and Training.

Stephanie Barnett commented of the Test Valley Business Awards:

“A year ago, I never would have believed that I’d not only be the proud owner of a Test Valley Business Award, but also be invited to be a keynote speaker at the 2019 TVBA launch event!

“Having the opportunity to share what the Awards have meant to me, my team and the business since attending last year’s launch event is brilliant. It has certainly been a year of positive business change for us at Pure Human Resources: 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.

Needless-to-say, I’m now a keen TVBA advocate so am really looking forward to meeting everyone who is interested in being involved this year. We haven’t looked back since winning our award, so would definitely recommend that other local businesses consider applying this year.”

Alongside Stephanie Barnett, other speakers at the launch event include: Peter Birkett, CEO of Southampton Science Park and the Worshipful the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Ian Carr MBE.

Places for the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 launch are free but limited and therefore prior booking is essential for individuals wishing to attend this year’s launch. To book, please visit: https://tvba2019launch.eventbrite.co.uk or see www.tvbawards.org.uk for more information.

The launch event marks the start of this year’s entry process, open to entries from businesses of any size operating across the Test Valley.

Entering 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.

TEST VALLEY BUSINESS AWARDS 2021

Launch of Test Valley Business Awards 2019 to showcase Southampton Science Park’s newest facilities

The launch of the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 will be held at the University of Southampton Science Park’s newest conference centre; Axis…

With the launch of the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 rapidly approaching, taking place just next month, the venue has this week been officially announced as the University of Southampton Science Park’s exciting new conference centre, Axis.

Seeing up to 100 local business representatives gather together for informal networking and to learn more about the Awards programme for 2019, the launch will also provide the Science Park with an opportunity to showcase their newest facilities.

Axis, Southampton Science Park’s conference and events suite, provides an inspirational space to host large scale meetings, workshops and exhibitions. Conveniently positioned close to the entrance to the Science Park – just minutes from the M27 and M3 – it is suitable for delegations of up to 200 people depending on layout.

Offering flexible room sizes and configurations; complete with a reception/breakout area, cloakroom, WCs, kitchen facilities and free visitor parking, Axis is the ideal venue in which to welcome the Test Valley Business Awards’ milestone 15th year of celebrating local business excellence.

Peter Birkett, CEO of Southampton Science Park said:

“It is a great pleasure to be able to invite our colleagues at the Test Valley Business Awards, and businesses from across the region, to Southampton Science Park for the launch of the Test Valley Business Awards for the first time.

This has been made possible as a result of our newly opened conference and events centre, Axis. We’re very proud of this new facility, which extends the benefits that the Science Park already offers, with a welcoming environment, excellent location and transport links, first class catering and the support of an experienced and dedicated Conferencing Manager.

We very much look forward to welcoming the Test Valley business community to Southampton Science Park and Axis on 15th March.”

Places for the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 launch are free but limited and therefore prior booking is essential for individuals wishing to attend this year’s launch. To book, please visit: https://tvba2019launch.eventbrite.co.uk or see www.tvbawards.org.uk for more information.

The launch event marks the start of this year’s entry process, open to entries from businesses of any size operating across the Test Valley.

Entering 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.

For more information about the Test Valley Business Awards and how to book your free places, please visit: www.tvbawards.org.uk

To find out more about Axis, visit: www.science-park.co.uk or call 02380 763 805.

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The official launch of the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 is coming

The official launch of the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 has been announced…

Following a record-breaking 2018, the Test Valley Business Awards is back for a 15th year; officially launching during a free lunch time event held at the brand new Conference Centre at the University of Southampton Science Park on Friday 15th March 2019.

Seeing up to 100 local business representatives gather together for networking, light refreshments, and to learn more about the awards’ process for the year, the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 official launch also gives attendees the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers from across the borough, including The Worshipful the Mayor of Test Valley Cllr Ian Carr MBE, Chief Executive Officer of the University of Southampton Science Park Peter Birkett, and Businesswoman of the Year Award winner for 2018 Stephanie Barnett of Pure Human Resources.

Places for the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 launch are free but limited and therefore prior booking is essential for individuals wishing to attend this year’s launch. To book, please visit: https://tvba2019launch.eventbrite.co.uk or see www.tvbawards.org.uk for more information.

The launch event marks the start of this year’s entry process, open to entries from businesses of any size operating across the Test Valley.

Entering 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.

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Crowds gather for the official launch of the Test Valley Business Awards 2018

The 14th Test Valley Business Awards is now open for entries & nominations…

Following a sold-out event, seeing over 80 local business representatives gather at The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge, to celebrate the official launch of the Test Valley Business Awards for 2018, entries & nominations are now open.

Held on 16th March, the launch event saw sponsors, press, local councillors, and local business representatives eager to enter this year’s Awards, gather together to network, enjoy a light lunch with wine courtesy of Danebury Vineyards, and learn more about the Awards process for 2018.

With key speeches from The Worshipful the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr. Carl Borg-Neal, Ross McNally of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, and Guest Speaker Charles Jardine, as well as an uplifting speech from 2016 award winner Liz Neilson of Fluidity Insurance, the 14th Test Valley Business Awards was kick-started in style!

This year, there are no fewer than 6 awards categories to choose from, sponsored by some of the areas most accomplished and well-established businesses.

The Test Valley Business Awards 2018 awards categories and Gold Sponsors are:

  • Innovation & Technology Award – The University of Southampton Science Park
  • New Business of the Year Award – Test Valley Borough Council
  • Doing Business Locally Award – Taylored IT
  • Small Business of the Year Award – Wilkins Kennedy
  • Employer of the Year Award – Simplyhealth
  • Businesswoman of the Year Award

Liz Neilson of Fluidity Insurance, 2016 winner of The Brenda Locke Award for Women in Business said of the Test Valley Business Awards:

“As a past winner of an award, I would urge all businesses thinking about entering to do so. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain; being a winner gives prospective clients and customers a sense of comfort to know that the person they are dealing with has been recognised for their business achievements and acumen.

“I would say ‘good luck’ but at the end of the day so little in business is about luck! Hard work, focus and motivation are the key ingredients and the 2018 TVBA will be awarding local leaders later in the year to acknowledge those that have shown they are deserving.

“I’m very glad this year to be involved on a different level. Now the nomination process is open – go for it!!”

Businesses are asked to enter by 11th May, filling in the simple online form with 200 – 250 words about your business against the relevant category judging criteria.

During the entry & nomination period, several entrants will be selected at random to receive a fabulous entry prize; including wine, champagne, and other sought-after local goodies.

The Awards is free to enter; taking just 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 11th May.

Now in its 14th year, the Test Valley Business Awards – run by a steering group of volunteers – has become a well-established platform to promote businesses excellence and especially to shine a light on the many new and small innovative businesses operating out of sight. It is a great way to enable smaller enterprises to gain the recognition and exposure to grow.

To enter the awards or nominate your partners and suppliers, visit the enter/nominate form.