Entries are now open for the 10th Test Valley Business Awards which give businesses and organisations across the Borough the chance to shout about their success.
Speaking at the launch, Siriol Sherlock, Director of Hampshire Art & Craft CIC, Rum’s Eg, Winners of the Business in the Community Award 2013 told guests that the Awards recognised the team’s hard work, re-energising them to press on with the project.
“The recognition it brought us gave a boost to our early endeavours to get this innovative and exciting enterprise off the ground. One year after opening, by December 2013, we should have all our three floors – a successful art and craft gallery for Hampshire artists, a new cafe and the education and community spaces.”
The kick-off event was hosted by Britain’s national mapping authority, Ordnance Survey, which has headquarters in the south of the region at Adanac Park, Nursling. Greg Tumilty, Building and Property Services Manager said: “Ordnance Survey is an internationally recognised organisation and very much part of the Test Valley business community so we’re delighted to support these awards.”
Mayor of Test Valley, Councillor Janet Whiteley added: “There are well over 5,000 businesses operating across the Borough, from larger ones like Ordnance Survey to sole traders. Each and every one of them contributes to the Test Valley’s success and I urge them all to enter these awards which recognise business excellence.”
The Test Valley Business Awards are free to enter using the simple online form at www.tvbawards.org.uk
Award Categories for 2013/14
- Business in the Community sponsored by Churchill Retirement Living
- Employer of the Year sponsored by Andover College
- Innovation and Technology sponsored by The University of Southampton Science Park
- New Business of the Year sponsored by Kier
- Small Business of the Year sponsored by Basepoint Andover
- Tourism Business Award sponsored by Test Valley Borough Council
The awards are open to all businesses and organisations operating within the Test Valley Borough Council region. They rely on the generous support of sponsors and are organised by a small independent steering committee comprising representatives from local businesses, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Test Valley Borough Council.