ORGANISERS of the Test Valley Business Awards have confirmed the postponement of this year’s event due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The event, which celebrates business excellence across the borough, had been due to take place in September with a gala dinner and awards ceremony planned.

It was set to be the 16th edition of the awards, however the event will now be postponed until Spring 2021 instead.

The steering group and Gold Sponsors have confirmed that all entries for this year will be carried over to next year’s event with the current sponsors also staying on-board.

A spokesperson for the steering group and sponsors said: “While we are very disappointed the awards are not going ahead this year it is more important that everyone stays safe.”

Katie Brooks, from the steering group, added: “You are still able to enter your business online now and we will be having a major push in the final weeks before the judging. We want as many local businesses to get involved and promote themselves as possible.”

The steering group and sponsors are also looking to introduce a way of celebrating how Test Valley businesses have supported the community and NHS throughout the crisis and will be releasing details as they are agreed and set up.

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