Entries have now closed for the inaugural Southampton Star Awards and the semi-finalists will be revealed at the Grand Café, Southampton, on Tuesday 5th March.

Launched to honour and bring public recognition for varied achievements and positive contributions from those professionals working across the hospitality, tourism and retail sector, these new awards – featuring star-studded categories – recognise and celebrate the SO postcode region’s best-loved businesses which make a vibrant contribution to the city’s development as a visitor destination.

The Southampton Star Awards have been launched by ROUTEpr and Events, in association with GO! Southampton, the Business Improvement District (BID), at a time when the city is flourishing and playing host to more than four million* visitors a year eager to discover its impressive cultural offering. (*Discover Southampton)

The awards are supported by sponsors and partners including Wave 105, DA Training and Consultancy, County Foods, A-One Insurance Group, Meridian Lifts, ELIS, and Radweb.

Jackie Phillipson, co-founder of ROUTEpr and Events, organiser and curator of the Star Awards, said: “We are very excited to bring these new awards to the Southampton area, having focused on categories which are open to businesses, suppliers and individuals. As we approach final judging, we are working on staging a glamorous and stunning gala ceremony where the winners will revealed. This will be the standout event for making regional tourism connections in Hampshire.”

The judging is now underway by representatives of independent trade, business executives and educators, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Semi-finalists will be eligible for Gold, Silver, or Bronze Star Award status. Winners will be announced during a glamour-filled, glitzy gala awards’ ceremony at the Southampton Harbour Hotel and Spa on Sunday 14thApril. Tickets are available to purchase now from www.sostars.co.uk. For more information about Southampton Star Awards, contact ROUTEpr on 01202 896698.

Southampton Star Awards Semi-Finalists To Be Announced - BH Star Awards

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