The Southampton Star Awards Winners will be announced by BBC TV’s CBeebies Presenter Chris Jarvis, during a glamour-filled, glitzy gala awards’ ceremony at the Southampton Harbour Hotel and Spa on Sunday 14th April.

 Covering the SO postcode area, the Southampton Star Awards recognises and celebrates the region’s best-loved businesses which make a vibrant contribution to the city’s development as a visitor destination and retail experience.

 Representatives from tourism, retail and hospitality have entered into 15 star-studded award categories, each category has been judged by representatives of independent trade, business executives, educators, entrepreneurs and innovators with the exception of the Mix Master and the Rising Star Categories which have been voted for by the public.

 CBeebies Chris Jarvis, will be the MC for the evening, he and the award sponsors will present the winners with their awards.

 The Southampton Star Awards have been launched by ROUTEpr and Events, in association with GO! Southampton, the Business Improvement District (BID) and they are supported by sponsors and partners including Wave 105, DA Training and Consultancy, A-One Insurance Group, Meridian Lifts, ELIS, Ange’s Brow & Beauty, Pernod Ricard UK, Radweb and Laser Crystal.

 Jackie Phillipson, from ROUTEpr and Events, who organises the Southampton Star Awards, said: “We are delighted with the high calibre of entries for the first ever Southampton Star Awards and from here they have great potential for growth, they would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors and partners.

 The awards gala dinner promises to be a starry event where entries, sponsors, partners are guaranteed a fabulous time and its proving a popular choice for business professionals who want to engage with decision makers and network.”

 The gala awards’ ceremony will take place at the Southampton Harbour Hotel and Spa on Sunday 14th April. Tickets are still available to purchase from For more information about Southampton Star Awards, contact ROUTEpr on 01202 896698.