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
Fresh Air Fitness
Winner: Fresh Air Fitness (award presented by Paul Scott)
Places Leisure - Winner Award presented by the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Pat Tedder
Winner: Places Leisure (award presented by the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Pat Tedder)
Best Medium Sized Business
Alpha Extreme Services
Your Local Car
Winner: Alpha Extreme Services (award presented by Paul Marcus)
Best Small Business
Ascot Brewing Company
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
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.