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Test Valley Business Awards third entry prize winner announced for 2017

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Business News | Test Valley Business Awards third entry prize winner announced for 2017  | Andover & VillagesCaroline Stevens of Danebury Vineyards, winner of the Test Valley Business Awards’ second entry prize, recently selected Emma Elise Sherman, owner of Emma Elise Floral Design as the next prize winner of the period.  

Caroline, whom was picked at random to receive a gift hamper from Broughton Water Buffalo, was called to the farm last week; presented with the hamper and asked to pick the Awards’ next lucky winner from a hat.  

Upon announcing the third entry prize winner, Caroline commented:

“I was delighted to be picked as an entry prize winner, as part of the Test Valley Business Awards. It was a great surprise; something totally unexpected, and I feel very honoured to be rewarded in this way.

“It feels great to be recognised for entering my business into the running for the Test Valley Business Awards this year, and I urge all businesses in the Test Valley to do the same.

“Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Emma Sherman on winning to the third entry prize.”

The Test Valley Business Awards 2017 entry & nomination period closes in less than a week, with 6 categories to choose from.

The Awards categories and Gold Sponsors for 2017 are:  

         Doing Business Locally – Taylored IT

         Apprentice Employer of the Year – Andover College

         Innovation & Technology Award – University of Southampton Science Park

         New Business of the Year – Test Valley Borough Council

         Small Business of the Year – Wilkins Kennedy

• The Brenda Locke Award for Women in Business – Phoenix Transconnect

Anyone wishing to enter or nominate a local business is urged to do so as soon as possible, as the final entry prize winner will be selected this week.

  Now in its 13th year, the Test Valley Business Awards – run by a small steering group of volunteers and supported by the Council – has become a well-established platform to promote business excellence and especially to shine a light on the many new and small innovative businesses operating out of sight.

It is a great way to enable smaller enterprises to gain the recognition and exposure to grow.

Businesses can enter themselves or nominate partners, suppliers, or other local businesses they feel are deserving of an Award, and members of the public may also nominate businesses. The Awards are free to enter and all nominations and entries must be done online, via the website.

Businesses are encouraged to enter as many of the categories as possible, following the relevant judging criteria, with 200 – 250 words.

Entries/nominations close at midnight on 8th May.  

For more information about the Awards, judging criteria, and to nominate or enter, please visit: