THE 2018 Business Woman of the Year Award winner will speak at the official launch of the Test Valley Business Awards 2019.

Following a record-breaking 2018, the awards are back for a 15th year.

They will be officially launched at free lunchtime event held at Axis, the new Conference Centre at the University of Southampton Science Park, on Friday, March 15.

Declared Businesswoman of the Year 2018, Stephanie Barnett is the founder and managing director of HR and training consultancy Pure Human Resources Ltd.,

Stephanie said: “A year ago, I never would have believed that I’d not only be the proud owner of a Test Valley Business Award, but also be invited to be a keynote speaker at the 2019 TVBA launch event!

“Having the opportunity to share what the Awards have meant to me, my team and the business since attending last year’s launch event is brilliant. It has certainly been a year of positive business change for us at Pure Human Resources: we have made lots of useful contacts across the local area and have gained some fabulous new clients directly as a result of the awards.”

Alongside Stephanie, other speakers at the launch event include: Peter Birkett, chief executive of Southampton Science Park and the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Ian Carr.

Places for the Test Valley Business Awards 2019 launch are free but limited.

For more information about the awards and how to book a place at the launch, visit