THE search is on to find a young professional who has shown exceptional leadership and innovation to be named Young Business Person of the Year. 

Nominations are now open for the category at this year's Test Valley Business Awards. 

The winner will be under 30-years-old who has made significant contributions to their company’s growth whilst demonstrating a commitment to personal and professional development.

The category is sponsored by The Sparsholt College Group.

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Andover Advertiser: Test Valley Business Awards director Dmitrijs Meiksans with a representative of the SparsholtAn awards spokesperson said: "With a rich heritage of 125 years educating learners, they are committed to supporting the future business leaders of today to make the best impact they can for tomorrow.

"Sparsholt College Group is a leading educational institution committed to excellence, innovation and sustainability. The college offers a diverse range of courses spanning agriculture, animal management, horticulture, sport, equine studies, and more.

"Known for its state-of-the-art facilities and expert faculty Sparsholt College is dedicated to fostering the next generation of professionals."

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Katie Brooks, chairman of the Test Valley Business Awards, added: “This award recognises extraordinary young individuals who exhibit qualities such as entrepreneurship, drive, commitment, people skills, and creativity.

"These young business people inspire their own businesses and contribute to the wider business community. The awards are a platform that elevates young talent and contributes to the overall dynamism of the business landscape. Remember anyone can nominate an individual or an individual can nominate themselves. So what are you waiting for? Get nominating today.”

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