New awards to celebrate Runnymede’s business community

Runnymede Business Awards

Runnymede is an exciting and vibrant place for businesses and has been recognised as the most competitive UK borough outside of London.

To celebrate our Borough’s businesses, raise the profile of Runnymede as a great location, and to create a networking opportunity, Business Runnymede is launching the first Runnymede Business Awards.

Businesses will be able to nominate themselves via the Business Runnymede website in one of seven categories:

  • Growth Award
  • Sustainability Award
  • Business Innovation of the Year
  • Community Hero Award – open to any business or organisation in Runnymede
  • Start-up of the Year
  • Best Town Centre Business (Addlestone, Chertsey, Egham)
  • Best Neighbourhood Business

Nominations open on Thursday 26 January, and we are hosting a free breakfast launch event that morning for you to learn more. During the event our Assistant Chief Executive Amanda Fahey will talk about the Council’s budget for the next year.

Winning an award is a fantastic way to raise the profile of your business and to build contacts with other leading businesses in the area. Shortlisted businesses will be invited to a lunchtime awards ceremony at the prestigious Fairmont Windsor Park hotel on Friday 26 May. 

Cllr Tom Gracey, leader of the Council said:

We’re excited to be launching the awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements of all businesses in the Borough. Many organisations are key to our local communities and play a huge role in making Runnymede a great place to live, work and do business.

The awards are sponsored by Royal Holloway University of London with specific awards sponsored by Tesco, Signature Care Homes, KickXfootball and Thorpe Park.

Professor Julie Sanders, Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London said:

As part of the Runnymede community, we are delighted to be supporting the Runnymede Business Awards. The university is proud of the significant contribution it makes to the local economy as an employer as well as through our wider enterprise, skills and entrepreneurship support for students, colleagues, and the local business community.

Published: 19 January 2023