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Epsom & Ewell Business Excellence Awards

MP Chris Grayling launched the 2018 Epsom & Ewell Business Awards at Toyota GB Headquarters earlier this month.

The awards were established by theChris Grayling to recognise and showcase the success stories of businesses and individuals within the local area of Epsom and Ewell, including Ashtead, Nork and Tattenhams.

This year a special award for the Best Woman in Business is being included to celebrate 100 years since women were granted the right to vote and to recognise the historic actions of suffragette Emily Davison who lost her life in Epsom.

Entrants can compete across eleven different categories. There will also be an award for the Best Overall Business. The closing date is 30th September; winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on the 15th November at the University for the Creative Arts.

Chris Grayling commented “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".

The Awards cover eleven categories with a prize for the overall best business:

Best Woman in Business – sponsored by Surrey Chambers

Best New Business – trading for less than 1 year – sponsored by thebestof Epsom & Ewell

Best Business in Ashtead – sponsored by Milners

Best Business in Epsom & Epsom Downs – sponsored The Federation of Small Businesses

Best Business in Ewell & Stoneleigh – sponsored by RT Waters

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, advertising in Out&About Magazine, membership to Surrey Chambers and a business coaching session with Action Coach for the Overall Winner, membership to the bestof Epsom & Ewell for the Best New Business and a whole host of other prizes for category winners.

Full information on award categories is available from the awards website www.epsombusinessawards.co.uk . 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.

For further information please visit www.epsombusinessawards.co.uk or email enquiries@epsombusinessawards.co.uk twitter.com/EpsomBusAwards www.facebook.com/EpsomAndEwellExcellenceAwards

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