The shortlist for the inaugural Surrey Business Awards has been announced and hundreds of applicants have been whittled down to just forty-six finalists.

Representatives from 18 towns across the county make the shortlist and 2018 is set to be a hot contest to receive one or more of the prestigious fifteen trophies.

To reach their crucial decisions, the judges reviewed all the entries to arrive at an initial longlist. Candidates then went through a rigorous reviewing system, including phone, face to face and panel interviews, to determine those in the running for one of the most highly coveted awards in Surrey.

Louise Punter, CEO of Surrey Chambers of Commerce, oversaw the group which included representatives from Heathrow Airport, NatWest, Kingston Smith, Sandown Mercedes-Benz, Morrisons, Partridge Muir & Warren, Surrey Chambers Magazine, projectfive, Surrey Business School, Surrey Chambers of Commerce, CountyClean Group, Challengers and Gemini Print.

Winners will be announced at Epsom Down Racecourse on Thursday October 4th 2018.

Around 400 of the county’s leading businesspeople, judges and VIPs are expected to attend giving guests the perfect opportunity to network with peers, celebrate with colleagues and find out those all-important results!

Tickets cost £90 (+vat) each or £850 (+vat) for a table of ten and include a drinks reception, three course meal and two bottles of wine on each table.

The evening begins with a drinks reception at 18:30. Guests will then move through to the Diomed Room at 19:30 where we will enjoy a three-course dinner and presentation of the awards. The awards will finish approx 22:45 with carriages at midnight. Dress code is black tie.

The Awards sell out each year so make sure to book your tickets online!