Business News | Awards Celebrate Employees | Andover & VillagesSimplyhealth supports initiative to celebrate local businesses which value and invest in their employees…

Everyday healthcare company Simplyhealth, is the newest supporter of local business awards initiative, the Test Valley Business Awards; Gold Sponsors of the Employer of the Year Award.

Open to any businesses operating within the Test Valley that employs staff, the Employer of the Year Award serves to recognise local business’ commitments to and support for staff in ways that result in business success; putting staff at the centre of their organisation, and seeing improved business performance through their investment in staff.

Richard Gillies, Chief Operating Officer at Simplyhealth, said of the importance of this category, and the Test Valley Business Awards:

“At Simplyhealth, our purpose is to help people make the most of life and as sponsor of The Employer of the Year Award, we want to find likeminded businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to investing in their people.

“The Test Valley Business Awards provide a great opportunity to showcase and support the great work being undertaken by businesses in our region and we’re delighted to be involved.”

The Employer of the Year Award is one of six awards categories in this year’s initiative, seeking to celebrate a wide variety of business areas, types, and achievements.

The Test Valley Business Awards 2018 awards categories and Gold Sponsors are:

• Innovation & Technology Award – The University of Southampton Science Park

• New Business of the Year Award – Test Valley Borough Council

• Doing Business Locally Award – Taylored IT

• Small Business of the Year Award – Wilkins Kennedy

• Employer of the Year Award – Simplyhealth

• Businesswoman of the Year Award

To enter, and be in with a chance of winning a special entry prize, please visit: by 11th May, and fill in the simple online form with 200 – 250 words about your business against the relevant category judging criteria, which can also be found on the Awards’ website.

Test Valley Business Awards is free to enter; it takes just minutes to fill in the online form and if you win, could lead to a full 12 months fantastic business promotion across the Test Valley and beyond.

All of our businesses are achieving in their own particular way and the awards is a great opportunity to get those individual stories out to a wider audience.

Businesses are encouraged to enter as many categories as possible before the entry & nomination period ends at midnight on 11th May.

Now in its 14th year, the Test Valley Business Awards – run by a steering group of volunteers – has become a well-established platform to champion business excellence. It is a great way of shining a light particularly on the many new and small businesses in the region, all doing interesting and valuable work, but often out of sight.

For more information about the Awards, and to enter your business or nominate a partner or supplier, please visit:

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