Meet the Test Valley Business Awards 2016 finalists: Innovation Technology AwardRead all about the Test Valley Business Awards Innovation & Technology Award finalists and Gold Sponsor…

As the widely anticipated Test Valley Business Awards Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony approaches, held at The Lights, Andover, on 22 nd  September; the spotlight this week is on the long running Innovation & Technology Award.

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Sponsored by the University of Southampton Science Park, this unique award celebrates a vital sector of our economy which is being nurtured in southern Test Valley – highly innovative, technology businesses. The Awards Ceremony offers a chance for tomorrow’s specialist high growth businesses to be show-cased before they become more widely known.

The Gala evening represents a great opportunity to hear about and celebrate the success of just some of our fascinating enterprises. It also allows guests and participants to network, gain valuable publicity and promote themselves.

The finalists in this category for 2016, are:

         Dawes Highway Safety Ltd.

         Fresh Relevance Ltd.

         Tekever Ltd.

Paul Webb of Tekever Ltd., commented upon announcement of the shortlist:

“Being nominated for this award is recognition of the fantastic team that we have built in Chilworth with the support of organisations like the University of Southampton Science Park, Solent LEP and UKTI. We’re really proud of the team and for all their hard work that has enabled us to take our innovations to the market place”  Similarly, Managing Director of Dawes Highway Safety Ltd., James Dawes, remarked:

“As a Hampshire based company it’s a huge honour to have been shortlisted for this award. Our innovative, locally manufactured product has the real potential to save lives, and to win the award would be a great accolade.” Finally, Mike Austin of Fresh Relevance Ltd. said:

“Innovation and Technology is at the heart of our business – in the fast-moving marketing technology arena, we are measured by how fast we innovate and the strength of our technology. We are delighted to be finalists in the Test Valley Business awards. We have hundreds of clients all over the world, and it is great to be recognized in our home region, which is also home to very many of our staff.” Now in its 12 th  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 businesses 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.  

The Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony will take place at The Lights, Andover, on the evening of 22 nd September. Tickets are just £50 to include a welcome drink and sumptuous 3 course meal provided by Michelin Award Winning chefs McCrimmon & Reid.  

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