Finalists for the 2019 South and Vale Business Awards are revealed…


A stud farm, a space technology company and a luxury watch manufacturer are among finalists for nine prizes at the 2019 South and Vale Business Awards.

Applicants for the awards discovered if they’d made it to the final stage of the business awards that cover several aspects of business including innovation, social responsibility and overall employer of the year on Friday.

The awards are organised by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council’s Economic Development team to highlight and celebrate the magnificent work of businesses in the local area.

Finalists of each category are invited to attend a fabulous awards ceremony at Williams Conference Centre on Friday 15th March, where the awards winners will be revealed.

Simon Bassett, lead partner from UK Top 100 law firm and lead sponsor, Royds Withy King, said: “Following the success of the inaugural 2018 Awards, we are delighted to once again be on board as lead sponsor for the 2019 awards which have grown to include businesses based across South Oxfordshire as well as the Vale of White Horse. We have great pride in supporting our communities and we are looking forward to working with the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, and our fellow sponsors, to promote and celebrate some of the most diverse and successful businesses based across the regions.”

A full list of the finalists of each award and details of how to obtain tickets for the awards ceremony can be found at

2019 Finalists

SME of the Yearsponsored by Milton Park

The applications were so strong, we decided to offer two awards in the category. SME of the Year in South Oxfordshire, and SME of the Year in Vale of White Horse.

South Oxfordshire

Jonas Event Technology

SYLO Associates

You HR Consultancy (Wallingford)=

Vale of White Horse


Ridgefield Consulting

South East Workwear


Large Business of the Year – sponsored by Royds Withy King.

Bremont Watch Company


Planet IT

Reaction Engines

Windles Group


Social Responsibility Award – sponsored by Bluestream Recruitment

North Farm Stud

Sandford Talking Shop



Early Stage Innovation Award – sponsored by Focus Oxford Risk Management


Oxford Nanosystems




Established Innovation Award – sponsored by MSC R&D

HR Wallingford

Open Cosmos



Business Space of the Year Award

Boston House Business Centre

Howbery Park

The Self Storage Co


Business Leader of the Year – sponsored by HSBC.

Ben Thompson (Thompson & Terry)

John Harris (OBN)

Richard Kennell (SOFEA)


Employer of the Year – sponsored by Richardsons

White Horse Leisure & Tennis Centre (Better)

Reaction Engines