Company of the Year

This Award is not directly entered but chosen by the judge from businesses entering SME of the Year and Large Business of the Year. The winner is crowned thus because they have excelled in every part of the awards criteria.
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International Business of the Year

This Award is open to any business based in, or conducting the majority of its overseas business from, an operational base in Surrey. The company should demonstrate healthy import/export activity and good trading relationship with any country outside of the UK.
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Employer of the Year

This Award is open to employers of any size or type in Surrey who have achieved excellence in providing an environment where employees can develop their full potential, achieve outstanding success for the business and personally thrive.
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SME Business of the Year (£500,000 – £5 million)

This Award is open to businesses with an annual turnover between £500,000 and £5 million which are at least three years old and have an operational base in Surrey. This company should demonstrate a healthy financial performance and a strategic plan for growth.

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Professional Services

From accountants and actuaries to business consultants, recruiters, law firms and marketeers, the judges are looking for companies which work within the professional service sector. Entrants must demonstrate excellence in business management under-pinned by a strong financial performance and adherence to a professional code of conduct.

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Start-up of the Year

This Award aims to recognise promising new start-up businesses looking to make their mark on the sector in which they operate, illustrate fast-growth and have ambitious plans for the future. Entrants must have been trading for at least six months and for no longer than three years.

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Charity of the Year

This award is open to any registered charity based in the Surrey. The judges will be looking for clear evidence and examples of making a positive and worthwhile impact on society, individuals and/or the environment.

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CSR Excellence

The CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Excellence Award celebrates business excellence and innovation in CSR across a broad range of disciplines. Nominations should cover at least two of the following areas – promotion of employee well-being, reduction of carbon footprint, improving the sustainability of processes in the workplace, community engagement, protection of the natural environment, supply chain, partnership, leadership and philanthropy.

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Chamber Member of the Year

This award recognises a Surrey Chamber of Commerce member who has been actively engaged with the local business community. The business should demonstrate a dedicated commitment to their team and delivering outstanding service and a strong plan for sustainable performance.
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Best Customer Service

This Award will be made to the business most successfully demonstrating a dedicated commitment to delivering outstanding customer service regardless of sector.

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Large Business of the Year (£5million+)

This Award is open to businesses with an annual turnover of £5 million+ which are at least three years old and have an operational base in Surrey. This company should demonstrate a healthy financial performance and a strategic plan for growth.

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Marketing Campaign of the Year

This Award recognises a marketing, PR or advertising campaign that has proved to be original, innovative and particularly effective. This can be a one-off campaign or part of a sustained strategy. Entry is open to both large and small budget campaigns and companies may enter directly, or marketing agencies may enter a campaign on behalf of a client.

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Digital Excellence Award

This Award will be made to the business best demonstrating outstanding innovation either by developing a new product or by introducing a new process or system to an existing business. The Award is open to any business based in, or conducting the majority of its business from, the Surrey.

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Tourist Destination of the Year

This award recognises the success of any business or organisation in the tourism sector. Judges are looking for evidence of businesses that are developing and enhancing the tourism and visitor experience in Surrey.

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Businessperson of the Year

This Award will be made for outstanding achievement by a businessperson who is contributing to the success of a business based in Surrey. Directors, owner managers and senior executives are all eligible.

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IMC Worldwide

Company of the Year 2018

"Winning an award is testament to the high quality, dedication and passion of our people who are passionate about improving the lives of the less fortunate around the world. We are very proud to be a successful Surrey based business contributing positively to a thriving community…”
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