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Chris Grayling launches 2016 Epsom & Ewell Business Excellence Awards

MP Chris Grayling launched the 2016 Epsom & Ewell Business Awards at Nuffield Health headquarters on Epsom on Friday 1st July.  The Awards were established by the Rt Hon Chris Grayling to recognise and showcase the success stories of businesses and individuals within the local area of Epsom & Ewell including Ashtead, Nork and Tattenhams.

Entrants can compete across nine 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 17th November at the University of Creative Arts.

“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 and I am delighted to launch them for the sixth year. Many thanks to Nuffield Health who hosted the Awards launch, it is wonderful to have a major business choosing to locate to Epsom.  I encourage people to take the opportunity to give businesses and individuals in the area a boost and to nominate outstanding contributors.”   Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

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

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

Best Independent Business – sponsored by Milners

Best Small Medium Business – sponsored by Metro Bank

Best Website of Use of Social Media – sponsored by Spring Electrical

Best Business for Food and Hospitality – sponsored KT Partnership

Best Business for Commitment to the Environment – sponsored by Toyota GB

Best Young Entrepreneur – sponsored by The Federation of Small Businesses and Young Enterprise

Best Business for Commitment to the Community – sponsored by TWM Solicitors

Best Business for Customer Service – sponsored by National Counties

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) and membership to Surrey Chambers for the Overall Winner, membership to thebestof Epsom & Ewell for the Best New Business and a whole host of other prizes for category winners.

“The whole team at Home Instead were so proud to even make the finals of these Business Awards as they are all about working in the community which is at the heart of what we do. To actually win the category of Best Business for Commitment to the Community was fantastic and to win the award for OVERALL Best Business was both overwhelming and humbling. I would encourage any business that is in the area to consider entering as they are a fantastic celebration of the great work that is done in Epsom and Ewell. It is a great reason to celebrate with your staff and clients.”

Paul Tame Overall Best Business Winner 2015

Full information on award categories is available from the awards website 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 epsombusinessawards.co.uk or email enquiries@epsombusinessawards.co.uk.