A NEW sponsor has been announced for this year’s Test Valley Business Awards.

Aster has backed the Businesswoman of the Year Award category, to celebrate those working in the borough who have played a key role in their firm.

Rebecca Outram, head of housing at Aster, said: “We’re proud to be sponsoring the Businesswoman of the Year category at this year’s awards.

“Awards like these are really important for the local business community, enabling new and smaller businesses to gain the recognition they need to grow and prosper.

“We know how important it is to celebrate achievements, so we’re thrilled to be part of these awards celebrating the best in business throughout the Test Valley.”

For Stephanie Barnett, winner of Businesswoman of the Year 2018, the award-win has galvanised her business, Pure Human Resources; winning her new clients and promotional opportunities both within her industry and the local business community.

Talking of her experience as a Test Valley Business Award winner, Stephanie Barnett said:

“We have made lots of useful contacts across the local area and have gained some fabulous new clients directly as a result of the Awards.”

To sign up to the awards, go to tvbawards.org.uk/enter, by May 13 and fill out the online form to the relevant judging criteria for the award you wish to enter.