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Businesswomen 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.

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