Epsom & Ewell Business Excellence Awards
Local businesses encouraged to showcase their talents
The Rt Hon Chris Grayling will be launching the Epsom & Ewell Business Awards at Esquires Café in Epsom Square on Friday 12 July. The awards were established by Chris Grayling to recognise and showcase the success stories of businesses and individuals within the local area of Epsom & Ewell including Ashtead, Nork and Tattenhams.
Entrants can compete across ten different categories. There will also be an award for the Best Overall Business. The closing date is 30 September with winners announced at an awards ceremony on the 21 November at the University for the Creative Arts.
Says Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP: “Epsom and Ewell has always had an entrepreneurial business community and our businesses continue to provide an excellent service to their customers. The Epsom & Ewell Business Awards have made a real difference to the profile of businesses locally. I encourage people to take the opportunity to give businesses and individuals in the area a boost and to nominate outstanding contributors. Many thanks to Esquires Café in Epsom Square for hosting the launch.”
The Awards cover ten categories with a prize for the overall best business:
Best New Business – trading for less than 1 year – sponsored by
Best Business in Ashtead – sponsored by
Best Business in Epsom & Epsom Downs – sponsored
Best Business in Ewell & Stoneleigh – sponsored by
Best Business for Design and Technology – sponsored by Nescot
Best Business for Food and Hospitality – sponsored by Spring Electrical
Best Business for Commitment to the Environment – sponsored by Toyota GB
Best Young Entrepreneur – sponsored by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
Best Business for Commitment to the Community – sponsored by TWM Solicitors
Best Business for Customer Service – sponsored by The Family Building Society
Best Overall Business – sponsored by Radio Jackie
Prizes include a tour of the House of Commons, £1000 worth of radio advertising courtesy of Radio Jackie, membership to Surrey Chambers and a business coaching session with Action Coach for the Overall Winner and a whole host of other prizes for category winners.
Says previous award-winners Four Gables Group: “To win Best Business in Ashtead and then have that topped off with the Overall Award is amazing. Since our journey started back in 2012 we have loved getting to know everyone locally and we would like to say a big thank you to you for supporting us along the way.”
“David along with his team have grown Four Gables into a really first class catering and hospitality business. Their creative flair and innovative approach to food sets them apart from the competition. They are worthy winners,” says the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP.
Entries and nominations are made online. An independent panel of judges with local business expertise will select the winning entrants who will receive trophies and certificates at the Awards reception.