South and Vale business awards nominations open

Released on November 21, 2018

Nominations are now open to put businesses, managers, leaders and entrepreneurs forward for the South and Vale business awards. 

The awards were officially opened by Cllr Paul Harrison, Cabinet Member for Development and Regeneration at South Oxfordshire District Council, at an event that was attended by over 60 local businesses, sponsors as well as some of last year’s winners of the Vale’s V4Business awards. 

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have joined forces to include businesses of all shapes and sizes based across the southern Oxfordshire and Science Vale areas. 

Anyone can nominate a businesses, employers and leaders for the following categories:

  • Large business of the year
  • Employer of the year
  • Early stage innovation award
  • Established innovation award
  • Social responsibility award
  • Business leader of the year
  • Business space of the year
  • SME of the year 

Cllr Mike Murray, Cabinet Member for Development and Regeneration at Vale of White Horse District Council said: “We are looking forward to receiving the nominations for this year’s awards. There are so many excellent organisations based here, some undertaking the most ground-breaking work, and these awards can help to put them in the limelight.” 

Cllr Harrison said: “This is the first time businesses and leaders based in our district are able to nominate themselves and others for these prestigious awards.  We are excited to championing great leadership and good practice and to support our local organisations to grow and succeed.” 

Simon Bassett, lead partner from UK Top 100 law firm and lead sponsor, Royds Withy King, said: “It was great to see so many people attend the launch of the 2019 South and Vale Awards last month, highlighting the calibre of potential applicants from across the two districts. We would strongly encourage businesses of all shapes and sizes to either apply themselves, or nominate a business, employer or leader for one or more of the eight awards on offer. We are surrounded by innovative and exciting individuals and businesses in Oxfordshire and these awards are the perfect opportunity for that to be recognised. We look forward to seeing the applications come in and to meeting more of you at the upcoming events.” 

Once announced, the finalists of each category will be invited along to attend a fabulous awards ceremony at Williams F1 Conference Centre in March next year. 

Sponsors of the awards are Royds Withy King (lead sponsor), HSBC, Richardsons Group, Bluestream Recruitment, MSC R&D, FOCUS Oxford Risk Management, Hilton Garden Inn (Abingdon), Harwell, Milton Park and Better for Leisure.

Nominations for the eight award categories will be accepted until midnight on 18 January 2019 via http://www.so-business.co.uk/svba/