Published Monday, 4th October 2021
After a year on hiatus, The Reigate & Banstead Business Awards are back!
Nominations are now officially open for the awards, which will once again celebrate the achievements of businesses in our local community.
With nine award categories this year, there are plenty of opportunities for businesses of all sizes and types in the borough to enter. New for 2022 is the Resilient Business of the Year category, which recognises the hard work put in over the last year to keep trade flowing during the pandemic.
Anyone can nominate a business for any number of categories and businesses are able to enter themselves.
We are grateful to our Headline Sponsor for this year – Morrisons Solicitors – a leading firm of solicitors with offices in Surrey, Hampshire and SW London, who have been a part of the business community in the Borough since they first opened an office in Reigate in 1729.
Executive Member for Economic Prosperity, Councillor Eddy Humphreys said: “I’m so pleased that the Reigate & Banstead Business Awards are returning this year. It was very sad to have to cancel last year’s Awards due to Covid-19, but I am really looking forward to welcoming so many of our brilliant businesses back again 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.”
Sponsors this year also include AV8 Audio Visual, Rethink, Reigate Manor, Moore Kingston Smith, Surrey Chamber of Commerce, and The Belfry.
We are still looking for potential sponsors for the event, so if you are interested in benefits including additional promotion and exposure for your business, please get in touch!
Paul Harvey, Managing Partner of Morrisons Solicitors, said “We are delighted to be headline sponsor for these awards.
“Recognising and celebrating the best businesses and their achievement is important, particularly given the additional challenges businesses have faced since the beginning of 2020.”
The awards ceremony – this year hosted by Ortis Deley, presenter of The Gadget Show – will take place on Thursday, 27 January 2022 at Reigate Manor. With a wide range of businesses tipped to attend, the event will be a valuable networking opportunity for all.
Profits from the awards ceremony will be split equally between two local charities: Age Concern Banstead and YMCA East Surrey.
Enter now at www.rbbawards.co.uk – closing date Sunday, 14 November 2021.
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @RBBCBusiness or use the #RBBA22 hashtag.
This year there are nine awards to enter and the entries will be independently judged by our industry expert sponsors. A shortlist will be chosen for each award and invited to the awards ceremony on Thursday 27 January 2022 where the winners will be announced.
The nine categories are:
• Business Support Grant Award, sponsored by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
• Micro Business of the Year
• Resilient Business of the Year, sponsored by Moore Kingston Smith
• High Street Hero Award, in association with Banstead Business Guild, Redhill Business Guild, Reigate Business Guild and Horley Association of Traders
• Customer Service Award
• Social Impact Award
• Charity & Social Enterprise Award
• Sustainable Business of the Year Award
• Employer of the Year, sponsored by Morrisons Solicitors