THE hottest tickets in town go on sale today for this year’s Inspire Business Awards, and the organisers have announced a new venue for the event.

INSPIRE14 will take place at De Vere Venues Highfield Park, at Heckfield, near Hook, on Thursday, November 13.

Kathryn Price, marketing and events manager at Destination Basingstoke and organiser of INSPIRE14, said: “We are very much looking forward to working with the venue to create a spectacular event and showcase what Highfield Park has to offer.”

Kirsty Ewart, general manager of Highfield Park, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to host the Inspire Business Awards.

“It is a great accolade to showcase our venue to so many successful businesses from across the region and we look forward to celebrating with them in November.”

The Inspire Business Awards dinner offers a great chance to celebrate and network with businesses from across north Hampshire whilst enjoying a glamorous and inspirational evening.

Last year the event at The Hampshire Court Hotel sold out and was attended by over 600 people.

The awards are open to entries from organisations across the region, with 13 categories up for grabs.

Any business in north Hampshire, from Farnborough in the east to Andover in the west, is eligible to enter the awards To enter or nominate a business, or to book a place at this year’s gala dinner, visit

The closing date for entries is August 15.

Judging takes place in September, before finalists are announced in early October.

All shortlisted finalists receive two complimentary places at the dinner.