South and Vale Business Awards 2020

South and Vale Business Awards
The third consecutive annual South and Vale Business Awards offer an exciting chance to recognise, reward and promote achievements by businesses from all industries across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.
Your business must be based in South Oxfordshire or Vale of White Horse to apply for the awards.

All of the information you need to know about the 2020 SVBA programme can be found below. If you need any further information not found below, please contact:


  • Entries opened on the 6 November.
  • The deadline for applications is Midnight on 22 January 2020.
  • Following the deadline, selected applicants will be asked to complete a second stage application to help our judging team to narrow entries down to a final three in each category.
  • Finalists will be announced on the SVBS website and via our Twitter account on 18 March. 
  • All finalists receive complimentary tickets to the evening ceremony at Williams Conference Centre on 22 May 2020. Ceremony tickets and details will be released in early 2020.


There are seven available awards categories for 2020. These are:

For details of the criteria and application information, please navigate to the individual awards pages.

How to apply: 

To apply for the 2020 SVBAs, simply navigate to the individual awards pages and fill in the online application form.
Full criteria and an idea of what the judges are looking for can be found on each page.
You are able to apply for multiple categories by filling in a single application, just make sure to tick the appropriate check boxes.
Alongside more detailed questions for each category, there are consistent themes we’re requesting information on across all applications. These are:
  • Why the business was established?
  • An overview of your business and the story of your success so far
  • What makes the business unique?
  • What are the ambitions for the future and how will they be realised?
The online application form is designed to be simple to complete, and flexible enough to allow each business to tell their story.  At the initial stage we’re looking for short, sharp, attention grabbing introductions to your business.
Selected applicants will be asked to provide a second stage application following the applications deadline.

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Why Apply?

There is no cost for applying for the 2020 SVBAs. All finalists will receive two complimentary tickets for the evening ceremony at Williams Conference Centre in May. The ceremony includes food, drink and entertainment alongside the awards ceremony.
It’s simple to apply – the online form is designed to be quick and easy to complete, and it’s possible to apply for multiple awards at once! It’s also a great opportunity to reflect on your business success so far, and to develop a plan for the future.
Publicity and Content. The SVBAs include an official photographer, media partner and a range of communication channels including websites, social media channels, newsletters and print that all focus on the awards finalists and eventual winners. Media packs are supplied to all winning businesses, creating great content suitable for your own marketing. 
Achievement. What better way to mark yourself out from the competition than as an awards finalist or winner. Winning an SVBA will help you to shout about your business and reach new customers, partners and employees.
The SVBAs are a proven way to establish new business relationships, with a number of networking and publicity opportunities. 

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