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Second entry prize winner selected in Test Valley Business Awards

Test Valley Business Awards: Sarah Horne, Clarion HR 2019
Business Awards: Sarah Horne, Clarion HR

The winner of the second Test Valley Business Awards 2019 entry prize has been selected.

With this year’s Test Valley Business Awards in full swing, local business people are being given the chance to win an assortment of spot prizes, gifted to entrants chosen at random throughout the entry period, closing next month.

The second of several such prizes offered during the entry period was chosen this week by Sarah Horne of Clarion HR in Andover, winner of the Awards’ very first entry prize giveaway.

Picking a name entirely at random from a hat, Sarah chose Adam Fox of Fox Finds – Gifts and Homeware, winner of show tickets donated by The Lights in Andover.

Whilst selecting the Awards’ second entry prize winner, Sarah was also presented with her own prize; a gift pack of beer from local brewers Test Brewing.

Speaking of her prize win and her experience of entering the Awards, Sarah commented, “I was very pleased to receive the bottles of Test Brewing beers from the entry prize draw after submitting my business for a Test Valley Business Award.

Good luck to all other entrants, and I would encourage other businesses within the Test Valley area to apply for the various categories.”

This year, there are six 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 are:

  • Innovation & Technology Award
  • New Business of the Year Award
  • Marketing Excellence Award
  • Employer of the Year Award
  • Businesswoman of the Year Award
  • Small Business of the Year Award

To enter, businesses are asked to visit: 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, locally sourced entry prizes.

The Awards are free to enter.

Businesses are encouraged to enter as many categories as possible before the entry & nomination 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.

About the author

David Harber

David Harber is the founder and Managing Director of Love Andover, including the Love Andover Observer newspaper and 95.9FM Andover Radio. He is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a card carrying member of the Nation Union of Journalists.