Around 400 of the county’s leading businesspeople gathered for the annual Surrey Business Awards ceremony held at Epsom Downs Racecourse on November 21st.

Back for the second year, the Awards bring together the best in the county’s business community to celebrate their success.

The sell-out event began with a sparkling drinks reception, kindly sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys, followed by a three-course dinner and presentation of the awards by comedian, Mark Dolan.

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 twenty-three towns across the county making the shortlist of fifty-six finalists. Judges had an enormously difficult task, as the entries were of such a high standard.

Entries were judged by an experienced panel of local and business experts including Heathrow Airport, NatWest, Mazars, The Ken Blanchard Companies, Surrey Business School, Partridge Muir & Warren, projectfive, Hart Brown Solicitors, Moore Kingston Smith, Sandown Mercedes Benz, Global, Surrey Business Magazine and Surrey Chambers of Commerce.