NOMINATIONS for the Test Valley Business Awards 2024 have closed and the organisers have thanked all those who entered.

Entries closed on Friday, June 28, and those behind the accolades have said they are ‘overwhelmed’ with the response.

The awards, which were last held in 2021, are an opportunity to reflect on the remarkable growth and achievements of businesses in Test Valley whilst looking forward to the possibilities of the future.

Awards chairman Katie Brooks said: “We are overwhelmed with the response we have received, especially on our 20th anniversary. Sponsors and committee members will now review nominations in their respective categories.

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Test Valley Business Awards chairman Katie Brooks (Image: Test Valley Business Awards) "Those shortlisted will receive a call this month to arrange for judges to visit them over the summer months. Please remember to follow us on our social media pages to stay updated with information and to find out when tickets go on sale for our Test Valley Business Awards gala dinner in October at

“Thank you to our Gold sponsors Barratt David Wilson Homes, Test Valley Borough Council, University of Southampton Science Park, Access Care, The Oak, Smannell, Parker Bullen and The Sparsholt College Group who allow us to continue to celebrate our best people and businesses in the Test Valley.”

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Judging by the sponsors will take place over the summer months with shortlisted businesses notified in early autumn.

The categories and sponsors are: 

  • Business in the Community Award - Barratt David Wilson Homes Southampton
  • Sustainability Award - Test Valley Borough Council
  • Business Innovation and Technology Award - University of Southampton Science Park
  • New Business of the Year Award - Access Care
  • Rural Business of the Year Award - The Oak, Smannell
  • Small Business of the Year Award - Parker Bullen
  • Young Business Person of the Year Award - The Sparsholt College Group.

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Tuesday, October 24 at the Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop.

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