The organisers of the SOStar Awards 2020 have extended the deadline to accommodate entrants. The newly extended closing date for the SOStar Awards is midnight Sunday 12th January 2020.

The SOStar Awards recognise the achievements and positive contributions of those working across the SO postcode area from hospitality, tourism, retail. The awards are a great way to develop your business, a chance to meet like-minded businesses, network, engage and raise your profile.

Businesses have asked for the deadline to be extended and this gives others a chance to enter the awards. Entries will be followed up by other vetting processes and then formal visits, mystery calls and mystery shopping except for the public vote categories for Mix Master, Rising Star and Shopping Destination.

The awards are free to enter and are made possible via the support of  sponsors including Harvest Fine Foods, A-One Insurance Group, DA Training & Consultancy, ELIS, Meridian Lifts, Radio Taxis Southampton, Ange’s Beauty, and partners Warner’s Gin, Wave105, Signable, and Double Dutch Tonic.

A very special celebratory SOStar Awards semi-finalist event will take place on 11th February 2020 at the Grand Café. This event is free to all the businesses which enter the awards. Winners will be announced at a glittering gala awards ceremony in early spring 2020.

For more information about the SOStar Awards, including how to nominate, enter or get involved with sponsorship, visit or email