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The Epsom & Ewell Business Awards celebrated business excellence in the local community at the Awards Finals held at the University for the Creative Arts on Thursday 16th November.

Winners were announced for each of the ten categories and the Best Overall Business sponsored by Radio Jackie was awarded to Dastaan, a high class Indian cuisine restaurant in Ewell, run by a multi-award winning chefs Sanjay Gour and Nand Kishor.

The winning businesses and individuals were awarded some great prizes which include a tour of the House of Commons, £1000 worth of radio advertising courtesy of Radio Jackie, a full page advertisement in Out & About in Epsom, Ewell & Ashtead. Membership of Surrey Chambers, a business session with ActionCOACH and annual membership to thebestof Epsom & Ewell for the Best New Business winner.

This year an Outstanding Contribution to Business Award was presented to Steve Whiteway to honour his career at the helm of one of our most success local businesses, Epsom Coaches.”We had a really good mix of winners again who are a great tribute to the depth and variety of the local business community in Epsom & Ewell.  Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up for all their hard work and success. Special congratulations to Steve Whiteway, it was fabulous to honour the career of such a respected business leader. I know he intends to continue to play an active role in the business community, his expertise will no doubt be highly sort after.” Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

Prize Details

Overall Winner

  • £1000 worth of radio advertising courtesy of Radio Jackie
  • Tour of the House of Commons
  • Full page advertisement in Out & About in Epsom, Ewell & Ashtead
  • ActionCOACH business session
  • 1 years complimentary membership of Surrey Chambers

Best New Business

  • 1 years complimentary membership to thebestof Epsom & Ewell


Best New Business
The London Prosecco Company

Best Business in Ashtead
Gladstone Design

Best Business in Epsom & Epsom Downs
Tate Recruitment

Best Business in Ewell and Stoneleigh
Jessica Rea Millinery

Best Business for Customer Service
Core Wellness Centres

Best Business for Commitment to the Community
The Wheatsheaf

Best Business for Commitment to the Environment
Grow Cook Enjoy

Best Young Entrepreneur
Ben Maidment

Best Business for Food & Hospitality

Best Business for Design or Technology
Still Moving

Overall Best Business

Outstanding Contribution to Business
Steve Whiteway

“I am particularly delighted that Dastaan has been awarded The Best Overall Business and Best Business for Food and Hospitality 2017.  Dastaan only opened its doors in Ewell earlier this year. Multi-award winning chefs Sanjay Gour and Nand Kishor have created such impact and excitement with top class Indian cuisine and customer service in Epsom and Ewell. They are worthy winners and I recommend them to all.”

Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

 “Chef Nand Kishor, Chef Sanjay Gour and the entire team of Dastaan is earnestly grateful for the recognition that we have received for our hard work, because I am very sure that every other nominee for this award was as capable if not more, of winning these awards. Since the opening of Dastaan last year the amount of love and support we have received is amazing. We hope it continues and we are able to serve scrumptious Indian food for many more years to come. Dastaan means story and Epsom has definitely become a part of our story.”

Sanjay Gour – Dastaan