During the widely anticipated Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony on 12th September at the new look Army Flying Museum, the winners for the 2019 Test Valley Business Awards were announced.
Seeing over 150 local business representatives gather together to network, enjoy delicious food prepared by local caterers McCrimmon & Reid, and recognise local business achievements during the Awards’ 15th anniversary celebration, guests also had the opportunity to hear the evening’s Guest Speaker, Animal Wrangler and consultant for TV & film Chris Brown.
The event also raised an incredible £1170 for Romsey Cancer Support Centre, Jane Scarth House. Then came the Awards Ceremony, where attendees learned which of this year’s 18 finalists were to be crowned the winners for 2019. From over 200 entries submitted by more than 100 businesses operating throughout the Test Valley, 18 outstanding businesses were shortlisted across the Awards’ 6 categories.
The winners of the Test Valley
Business Awards 2019 are:
Businesswoman of the Year Award – sponsored by Aster Group UK
Winner: Caroline Stevens of Danebury Vineyards
Highly commended:Lisa Armstrong of Active Staff Ltd &
Emily Wilkinson of Social You
Small Business of the Year Award – sponsored by Parker Bullen LLP
Highly commended: Martial Art World & Signly Ltd.
Employer of the Year Award – sponsored by Simplyhealth
Winner: Aster Group UK
Highly commended: Pure Human Resources & Active Staff Ltd.
Innovation & Technology Award
Sponsored by The University of Southampton Science Park
Winner: Critical Software
Highly commended: Tonic Analytics Limited & Inflowmatix Ltd.
New Business of the Year Award – sponsored by
Test Valley Borough Council
Joint winners: Multax Ltd & Ava May Aromas
Highly commended: The Lifestyle Card
Marketing Excellence Award – sponsored by Webkick Ltd.
Winner: Coyote Fitness UK
Highly commended: Hampshire Fare C.I.C & Petpals UK Ltd.
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.
For more information about the Test Valley Business Awards please visit: www.tvbawards.org.uk