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Recognising Test Valley Businesses

Southampton Science Park’s Robin Chave and Jane Holt were delighted to help judge entries into the 2021 Test Valley Business Awards. The Science Park has long supported this annual event as a Gold Sponsor, with the aim of boosting awareness of the region’s most successful SMEs.

This year’s awards scheme attracted more than 250 submissions from 180 companies across the Test Valley. Having scrutinised the entries, spoken to and visited some of the most inspiring and thriving businesses, the judges have announced the 21 finalists across 7 award categories as follows:

Innovation & Technology Award

  • Maverick Aviation
  • Multax
  • Pudsey Diamond Engineering Ltd

Businesswoman of the Year Award

  • Jo Andrews of The Marketing Collective
  • Steph Briggs of La Di Da Interiors
  • Tracy Nash of Hampshire Fare

Small Business of the Year Award

  • Absolar Solutions
  • Emphasis HR and Training
  • Minerva Communications Ltd

Employer of the Year Award

  • CircuitWorx
  • NK Active
  • Pure Human Resources

New Business of the Year

  • Absolar Solutions
  • Maverick Aviation
  • The River Test Distillery

Cutting Your Carbon Footprint Award

  • Bowyer Engineering Ltd
  • Correct Contract Services Ltd
  • Pudsey Diamond Engineering Ltd

Business in the Community Award

  • Hampshire Fare CIC
  • Ironsight Activities
  • Saxon Safety

The winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Army Flying Museum on Thursday 4th November 2021. Book your seat for the event and share in our region’s economic success at:

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