The annual Surrey Business Awards took place on November 21st at Epsom Downs Racecourse in front of 400 leading business people from across the region.
The Awards, back for the second year, brought together the best in the county’s business community to celebrate their success.
The celebrations began with a sparkling drinks reception, kindly sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys, followed by a three-course dinner and presentation of the awards by television comedian, Mark Dolan, who brought the house down.
Louise Punter, CEO at Surrey Chambers of Commerce, said: “The awards evening is always a fantastic opportunity to celebrate business in Surrey and recognise all of the achievements from companies of all sizes, that are doing outstanding work, helping others and giving something back to the community.”
This year saw a record-breaking number of nominations for each category, with representatives from 23 towns across the county making the shortlist of 56 finalists. Judges had an enormously difficult task, as the entries were of such a high standard.
Entries were judged by a panel of leading business experts from companies such as Heathrow Airport, NatWest, Mazars, The Ken Blanchard Companies, Surrey Business School, Partridge Muir & Warren, projectfive, Hart Brown Solicitors, Moore Kingston Smith, Sandown Mercedes-Benz of Guildford, Global, Surrey Business Magazine, Surrey Chambers of Commerce and Harrods Corporate Services.
Best Customer Service sponsored by Global
CSR Excellence Award sponsored by The Ken Blanchard Companies
Birtley House Group
Business Innovation of the Year sponsored by D-RisQ
Start-up of the Year sponsored by Hart Brown Solicitors
Professional Services Award sponsored by projectfive
Tourist Attraction of the Year sponsored by Sandown Mercedes-Benz of Guildford
Chamber Member of the Year sponsored by Surrey Chambers of Commerce
Surrey Research Park
Charity of the Year sponsored by Moore Kingston Smith
Employer of the Year sponsored by Surrey Business School
SME Business of the Year sponsored by Partridge Muir & Warren
Bruce’s Doggy Day Care
International Business of the Year sponsored by Heathrow Airport
Large Business of the Year sponsored by Mazars
Businessperson of the Year sponsored by Surrey Business Magazine
Giles Thomas, The Manor Collection
Company of the Year sponsored by NatWest