Welcome to a special edition of our South and Vale Business Support newsletter!

As a precaution against the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, this year’s South and Vale Business Awards Evening Ceremony – due to take place on Friday 22 May at Williams Conference Centre – has been rescheduled for 16 October.

The online finalist’s announcement, due to take place on Wednesday 18 March, will now provisionally take place on Wednesday 24 June.

This was a difficult decision to make and we understand that this will be disappointing news for the awards entrants and our award sponsors, however, we believe it to be the right decision given the current climate. As organisers, the South and Vale Business Support team will be redirecting our resources to support local businesses impacted by the challenges of Coronavirus.

The team and all our award sponsors would like to express their appreciation to all businesses that put so much effort into entering the awards and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by this rescheduling.

For more information, and if your business has any concerns about the impact of Coronavirus, please contact us at business.support@southandvale.gov.uk. You can also find the latest summary of UK Government response here.

Will entries re-open?

We will not be reopening for new entries during the postponement period.


Do I need to submit any new information to support my application?

No, no new information will be required during the postponement period.

When will tickets go on sale for the awards ceremony?

We anticipate that tickets will be available to purchase from 24th June, in line with our finalist’s announcement.


Where will finalists be announced?

All finalists will be contacted by email on the 24th June, but you can also join us for our live announcement on Twitter, and via the SVBS website.

The Government's Business Support Helpline is available for businesses in England, of all sizes, who wish to speak directly to an advisor about the impact of Coronavirus. The number to call is 0300 456 3565.

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