Published Friday, 7th June 2019

The winners of the inaugural Reigate & Banstead Business Awards were announced last night in a prestigious ceremony at Reigate Manor.

Eight of the Borough’s businesses received an accolade with a wide range of categories open for entries. Journalist and presenter, Nicholas Owen, hosted the evening and Shan Ako, former X Factor live show contestant, wowed the audience with a performance.

The Awards, organised by the Economic Prosperity Team at Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, were created to recognise and celebrate the many brilliant businesses that call our Borough home. Categories for this year’s Awards included Small Business of the Year (Turnover under £1M), Social Value Business of the Year and Employee of the Year. The Awards received over 50 high-quality entries, from large international businesses to small start-ups.

Councillor Eddy Humphreys, Executive Member for Place and Economic Prosperity at Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, said: “Each and every one of the businesses in our Borough makes a valuable contribution to our local area and its economy. We were proud to be able to honour some of those businesses with an award last night. Congratulations to all of the winners. We’re looking forward to running the Awards again next year and hope even more Reigate & Banstead businesses will apply.”

Morrisons Solicitors took up the role of lead sponsor for the Awards. Managing Partner, Paul Harvey, had this to say: “We’re proud to be a part of such an important initiative for Reigate & Banstead. As a business, we know how important and motivating it is for a company and its staff to be recognised with an award. Well done to all of this year’s winners.”

Finalist and member of award-winning business, Paul Samrah, Partner at Kingston Smith said: “We’re truly honoured to be awarded the Employer of the Year award. It’s not only good for business but it’s great to be able to give our staff the recognition they deserve for all the hard work and dedication they put in day in, day out.  The application was really easy to complete and we’d encourage fellow business owners to apply next year.”

The full list of Awards categories, shortlisted business and winners can be found at Follow @RBBAwards on Twitter for all the latest updates for next year’s Awards!

All proceeds from the Awards ceremony will go to two fantastic local charities, Stripey Stork and George and the Giant Pledge.