Surrey Heath Business Awards 2020

Originally scheduled to take place at the end of March at Camberley Theatre, the outbreak of COVID-19 meant those plans were put on hold.  Shortlists had already been drawn up by then, and winners chosen by the judges - Paul Marcus (former MD Eagle Radio), Val Buckingham (Fredrick’s Foundation), Paul Scott (Enterprise M3 Growth Champion) and Louise Livingston (Executive Head Transformation SHBC).  As usual the standard of entrants was very high and the judges had a difficult job choosing the eventual winners.  However any announcements were postponed while alternative arrangements were made.  
With the September Business Breakfast also no longer taking place in its usual format due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Council instead announced the shortlisted businesses on the SHBC website and social media channels.  Award judges and senior SHBC figures individually presented the trophies to the winners at their business, with videos of these presentations shared with the public. 

Shortlisted Companies and Award Winners

Business Innovation Shortlist 

  • Butt Miller 
  • Fresh Air Fitness

Winner: Fresh Air Fitness (award presented by Paul Scott) 

Developing Talent


  • Places Leisure - Winner Award presented by the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Pat Tedder
  • Raver Tots 
Winner: Places Leisure (award presented by the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Pat Tedder)

Best Medium Sized Business 


  • Alpha Extreme Services
  • Raver Tots 
  • Your Local Car 

Winner:  Alpha Extreme Services (award presented by Paul Marcus)


 Best Small Business 


  • Ascot Brewing Company 
  • Knights Ceremonies 
  • The Secret Stage School 

Winner:  Ascot Brewing Company (presented by Deputy Leader of SHBC Cllr Colin Dougan)


Positive Social Impact  


  • Fins Swimming Club 
  • Surrey Security Service 
  • The Secret Stage School 
  • The Cabin 
Winner: Surrey Security Service (presented by Val Buckingham)

Surrey Heath Business Star of the Year

The Star of the Year Award is voted for by the public.
  • David Mackinnon, Vision Insurance Services 
  • Mike Pickets, Raver Tots 
  • Sayed Shofiuddin, Bob Potter Leisure
  • Brenda Smith, Platinum Care Solutions
Winner:  Mike Pickets, Raver Tots (presented by the Deputy Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Sarah Jane Croke)

Outstanding Achievement Award

This year SHBC decided to have two Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Steve Coburn - Project Five

The first was presented to Steve Coburn of Project Five by the Leader of Surrey Heath Borough  Council, Cllr Alan McClafferty.

Glen Fulton - The Square

The second Outstanding Achievement Award was presented the former General Manager of The Mall / The Square shopping centre, Glen Fulton. Glen was manager for 21 years and he was presented his award by the Chief Executive of SHBC, Tim Pashen.