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Surrey and Hampshire's Biz Awards

We're pleased to announce that the Surrey and Hampshire Biz Awards are back for 2018. 
Nominations are now closed - finalists to be announced after 6am on Monday 23rd April.

The Biz Awards will be held on the evening of Thursday 24th May at H.G Wells Conference and EventsCentre in   Woking.

If you've got any questions, head to our Twitter profile here.

Meet the Biz Awards Judges

 

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Biz Awards Finalists

Entrepreneur of the Year 

Sponsored by Basepoint

  • This award recognises a person who has demonstrated great ability in starting, growing and sustaining a successful business.

FINALISTS

 

Kevin Leivers - The Naked Pharmacy

Guildford

 

Carlos Dasilva – Finsbury Media

Guildford

 

Simon Cook - ACC UK Ltd

Farnborough

Basepoint

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New Business/Start Up of the year (less than 18 months) 

Sponsored by Boom Credit Union

  • This award recognises a new business that has shown significant growth in its first 18 months and potential for sustained growth.

Find out more about the award sponsor, Boom Credit Union

FINALISTS

S33 Management

Farnham

 

Wedition

Aldershot

 

Bamford media

Cranleigh

Boom Credit Union

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Employee of the Year

Sponsored by Village Hotel Farnborough

  • This award recognises an employee who continually goes ‘above and beyond’ with their job role making exceptional contributions to the business.

Find out more about the award sponsor

FINALISTS

Emilea Lopez – Knights Group

Camberley

David Farthing – Screen Pages

Wisley

Emily Yeardley – BakerLaw LLP

Farnham

Village Hotel Club

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Customer Focus

Sponsored by Herrington Carmichael Solicitors

  • This award recognises an organization that seeks to engage customers and deliver exceptional standards of service.

Find out more about the award sponsor

FINALISTS

 

Right At Home GF

Farnham

 

Manns Of Cranleigh

Cranleigh

 

Something Big

Woking

Herrington Csrmichael

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Green Award

Sponsored by Hampshire Chambers of Commerce

  • This award recognises a company that has demonstrated outstanding environmental and sustainability practice.

Find out more about the award sponsor

FINALISTS

 

KRR ProStream

Guildford

 

iCon Roofs Ltd

East Sussex

 

British Institute Of InnKeeping

Farnborough

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

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Community Consideration

Sponsored by Guildford College Services to Business

  • This award recognises a company’s efforts in the local community.

Find out more about the award sponsor

FINALISTS

Woking Gymnastics

Woking

 

Do Little Pet Supplies

Guildford

 

Hi Speed Services

Ash Vale

Guildford College Services to Business

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Digital Innovation

Sponsored by Maximiser Personalized CRM

  • This award recognises organisations who have demonstrated innovative use of digital technology to improve their business.

Find out more about the award sponsor

FINALISTS

Finsbury Media

Guildford

 

DPA Consulting

Shalford

 

Orbital Media

Farnham

Maximizer

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Charity/Social Enterprise of the Year

Sponsored by Surrey Chambers of Commerce

  • This award recognises a charity or non-profit making organisation that has demonstrated exceptional work.

Find out more about the award sponsor

FINALISTS

Little Troopers

Egham

 

Disability Challengers

Surrey/Hants

 

Guildford Town Chaplaincy

Guildford

Surrey Chambers of Commerce

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Leadership Award

Sponsored by Woking Works

  • This award recognises an employer/leader who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities.

Find out more about the award sponsor, Woking Works

FINALISTS

Rob May – ramsac

Godalming

 

Paul Adams – Branston Adams

Farnham

 

Amanda Glover – BakerLaw LLP

Farnham

Woking Works

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Business of the Year

Sponsored by University of Surrey Business School

  • This award recognises a company leading the way in business excellence.

Find out more about the award sponsor, University of Surrey Business School

FINALISTS

ramsac Ltd

Godalming

 

Owen Daniels Consultancy Ltd

Camberley

 

Party Hard Travel

Guildford

University of Surrey Business School

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Biz Awards Entertainment

We are delighted to welcome Una Healy, who will be performing at this year's Biz Awards.

Una found fame as one fifth of successful girl band The Saturdays and they sold over 5 million records worldwide and racked up 13 Top 10 singles and 5 Top 10 albums in just 6 years. The band also embarked on 4 nationwide headline tours and starred in 3 primetime TV series, including Chasing The Saturdays for E! which aired in over 40 countries including America.

Now she returns with her first ever solo headline tour and brand-new music, announcing her single Never See Me Cry.

 

Una Healy Press Shot

Meet the Biz Awards Judges

Ian Parry

Ian Parry

Ian Parry is an entrepreneur who started a new business with an investment of £3K. He has developed a business that turns over £3.5M and employs 34 people and is recognised as one of the brand leaders in the artificial grass sector. 

Louise Punter

Louise Punter became Chief Executive of Surrey Chambers of Commerce following 17 years working in manufacturing and business services. After a 5 year career break from Metal Box, she then spent 3 years as the Marketing Director of an international conformity assessment organisation, Bureau Veritas.

Louise sits on many different boards and committees covering economic development, skills, infrastructure, young people, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and International Trade to name but a few representing the views of businesses. Her mission in life is to support local Companies and help them to make the connections they need to grow and develop their business.

Louise Punter

Mark Baulch

Mark Baulch

Mark is Head of Policy & Representation for Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. Before taking up his current position, Mark worked with businesses across the South East putting them in touch with accredited business networks abroad quickly and seamlessly. 

Mark spent nine years working for an information services company, not only in sales but with implementing various IT systems and exploring ways of integrating different systems with one another. He also had considerable input into both their e-book platform and their online database.

Earlier in his career, Mark was a retail manager as well as an Events Manager and so is highly experienced in customer care and has a solution focussed background.

Danny Pecorelli 

Danny Pecorelli is Managing Director of Exclusive Hotels andVenues, a family-run, independent group of country house properties situated across the south of the UK. Each has a unique combination of individual personality and design, but adopts a common flair for innovation and exceptional service.

Danny is actively involved in the wider hospitality industry and is Vice Chairman of the Master Innholders, he is also a Trustee of the Edge Foundation. Through his work in the industry, commitment to quality, hands on involvement to encourage personal development and training within Exclusive, Danny has been named Young Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors South and was voted Hotelier of the Year in 2014 by the Hotel Cateys.

Being heavily involved in the day to day operations of the business, Danny has a passion for developing the talent of the future. Such passion has also resulted in the launch of its Exclusive Chefs’ Academy, where aspiring chefs are given the opportunity to undertake an intensive training programme to learn in two years what might typically take five. 

Exclusive now employs over 760 people, has an annual turnover of £52m and has secured the coveted title of being one of the ‘Best Places to Work in Hospitality’ for the last 3 years, with Acorn award winners and just a great team of talented people. 

Danny Pecorelli

Andy Adcroft

Andy Adcroft

Andy Adcroft is the Deputy Dean of Surrey Business School (SBS) at the University of Surrey where he is responsible for how SBS creates business ready graduates. He works with a range of companies, large and small, to integrate the corporate world into teaching and learning. Andy is also a non-executive director of Surrey Sports Park and one of the UK’s leading training companies. He is the co-editor of the UK’s oldest business journal, Management Decision, and has written and spoken on issues as diverse as strategy making in the steel industry, segmentation in the European pet food market, joint ventures in the oil industry and co-creation and disability in arts experiences.

Much of Andy’s work aims to open up universities and the work of academics to the wider world, especially to practicing managers. In this, Andy does stand-up comedy and made his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2013. Since taking up stand-up, Andy has played to sell out audiences at the Electric Theatre in Guildford and is a regular contributor to a variety of public engagement events such as the Guildford Fringe and the Pint of Science Festival.