Surrey Heath Business Awards Shortlist Announced


Thursday, 22 February, 2018

The judging panel for this year’s Surrey Heath Business Awards sat for a full day to go through all the nominations this week and have now drawn up the short list. The panel was made up of Karen Whelan (Surrey Heath Borough Council Chief Executive), Paul Marcus (M.D. of Eagle Radio), Sarah Croke (Owner at Weddings & Events at The Pottery and Vice Chairman of  the Frimley Business Association) and Charlie Thompson (The Massage Company Founder and Operations Director). The Massage Company  were last year’s winners of  the Best Small / Medium Sized Business Award.

Karen Whelan said "Once again we had a very hard day going through all the fantastic Surrey Heath Business Award nominations, to decide on the short list. It was so encouraging to see great examples of the brilliant businesses we have in the Borough. Well done to all who made the short list and thank you to all those companies who applied. I’d also like to thank all the judges for giving up their time. It was great to have Surrey Heath business owners and previous winners of the awards on the panel this year."

 The shortlist is:

Business Innovation

  • Consentricare
  • Planet Ocean Ltd
  • Glo Hair Salon

Developing Talent

  • Places for People
  • Platinum Care Solutions
  • Stewart and Co

 Community Action

  • Specsavers Camberley
  • Frimley Business Association
  • Sebastian's  Action Trust

Kevin Cantlon Award for Best Small/Medium Sized Business

  • Betty & Claude
  • Knight Ceremonies
  • Legacy Performance Sportswear
  • Frequency Design Ltd
  • Fins Swimming Club

This year sees a new award, The Star of The Year, which is voted for by the public and is open until noon on Friday 23 February. To see the nominees and place your vote, or to register to attend or exhibit, please visit:

The Best Small / Medium Sized Business Award is newly named in honour of Kevin Cantlon, SHBC Economic Development Officer, who sadly passed away in 2017. Renaming the award is our tribute to his work within local business and a reflection of the respect that our business community had for Kevin. This award in particular was very close to his heart.

There is also an award for Outstanding Achievement.  This award is selected by the judging panel, it will celebrate a company, organisation or individual who has significantly contributed to the growth and success of the Surrey Heath business community over a number of years.

The winners will be announced and presented with their awards at the Business Breakfast Business Awards taking place at Camberley Theatre on 9 March. 

Please contact  01276 707308 for more details.