The awards are a competition comprising a number of award categories for businesses in the Test Valley area, and are a great opportunity to promote your business. On 15 March 2019, Parker Bullen attended the launch event for the Test Valley Business Awards at the University of Southampton Science Park, which marked the opening of the competition for 2019. The launch event was attended by a number of local business and was the perfect chance to make local connections and learn about other businesses in the area.

As gold sponsors of the awards this year, Parker Bullen will be judging the Small Business of the Year Award, a category which is open to any business employing up to 15 people. We are excited to start reading applications and meeting with all the nominees in the category. In judging the award, we will be looking at the nominees’ focus on quality customer service, the recent successes and future challenges of the nominees and whether the nominees are achieving their targets. We will then compile our shortlist and shortlisted nominees will be able to attend the Gala Awards Dinner in September.

Other categories now open for nominations include:

  • Innovation & Technology Award;
  • New Business of the Year Award;
  • Marketing Excellence Award;
  • Businesswoman of the Year Award; and
  • Employer of the Year Award.

If you would like to nominate your business for any of the award categories, you can do so by going You can enter as many categories as you wish and need to include around 200-250 words about your business. Entries can be made until midnight 13 May 2019 and it is free to enter. We look forward to meeting you as part of the judging process, and Good Luck!

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