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Winners Announced At Annual Business Awards

The winners of the 2019 Test Valley Business Awards have now been announced…

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


  • 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


  • CircuitWorx

Highly commended: 

  • Martial Art World 
  • Signly Ltd. 

Employer of the Year Award – sponsored by Simplyhealth


  • Aster Group UK

Highly commended:

  • Pure Human Resources
  • Active Staff Ltd.

Innovation & Technology Award – sponsored by The University of Southampton Science Park


  • 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.


  • 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.