BUSINESS award judges are looking for the very best company with community spirit.

The Business in the Community award, sponsored by Barratt David Wilson Homes Southampton, celebrates a business that has a proven commitment to positively impacting the local community. 

Whether through charitable initiatives, community engagement programmes or partnerships with local organisations, the winner of this award will have shown a dedication to social responsibility. 

The award is open for any business in Test Valley, including Romsey and Andover. 

A spokesman from Barratt David Wilson Homes Southampton said: “We are thrilled to sponsor the Test Valley Business Awards which leads the way in celebrating the incredible talent, innovation, and entrepreneurship within our local community.

"By supporting these awards, we not only showcase the achievements of businesses in Test Valley but also foster a culture of collaboration and growth so that together we can inspire and empower to reach new heights and contribute to the prosperity of our region."

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To nominate a business, visit or follow on social media. 

Katie Brooks, chairman of the Test Valley Business Awards, said: “The business in the community award is a prestigious recognition for companies that go above and beyond in their corporate social responsibility efforts.

"We’re expecting a high volume of entries for this award as it highlights the importance of giving back to the community and fostering a spirit of generosity and involvement. This award serves as an inspiration for other businesses to follow suit and consider how they can make a positive impact in their own communities. 

“It’s a testament to the power of businesses to contribute to societal well-being and create a ripple effect of positive change. Winning this award signifies that a business has not only excelled in its commercial activities but has also deeply integrated community service into its core values.”

The Test Valley Business Awards gala dinner will be on October 24 at the Army Flying Museum.