Nomination time for business awards


The Reigate & Banstead Business Awards are back for a second year, with nominations now open.

Organised by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, the awards will once again celebrate the achievements of businesses based in the local community.

The ten award categories this year will mean there are plenty of opportunities for businesses of all sizes and types in the borough to enter.

New for 2020 are the Apprentice of the Year, High Street Hero and Sustainable Business of the Year categories.

Sponsors this year include East Surrey College, Morrisons Solicitors and Regus.

The Barclays team has agreed to support the awards by offering a business support package to all of this year’s winners, providing advice.

Profits from the awards ceremony will be given to two local charities: Loveworks and Stripey Stork.   Last year’s charities, Stripey Stork and George and the Giant Pledge, were each awarded nearly £2,000.

Connick Tree Care, who last year won the Customer Service category, said: “Entering the Reigate & Banstead Business Awards last year was great for employee motivation and marketing opportunities.

“Plus, winning the award was a huge benefit when describing our business to potential clients.”

Cllr Eddy Humphreys, the council’s executive member for business and economy, said: “I’m so pleased that the Reigate & Banstead Business Awards are back for a second year.

“It was great to see so many local businesses get involved in 2019 and we hope that even more do this year.

“Whether you are a micro business or have 300-plus employees, we want to hear from you.

“It’s easy – and free – to apply so don’t miss this opportunity to get involved and gain some well-deserved recognition for all your hard work.”

The awards ceremony – once again hosted by Nicholas Owen – will take place on Thursday 4 June at Reigate Manor hotel.

With a wide range of businesses tipped to attend, the council says the event will be a valuable networking opportunity for all.

Award entries can be made online on the awards website – the closing date is Friday 13 March 2020.

An article about last year’s awards is here.