Leatherhead & District Business Awards 2015

BREAKING NEWS... 2015 Winners Announced

Leatherhead's business leaders came together to celebrate the winners of the Leatherhead & District Business Awards 2015 at an awards ceremony and dinner held on Monday 30th November at St John’s School, Leatherhead.


The Awards celebrate the achievements of businesses in the Leatherhead & District area and shine a spotlight on the companies and business leaders that make Leatherhead a great place to live, work and visit. 


The event was organised by Prowse & Co Ltd in conjunction with the Leatherhead Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors included ExxonMobil, Leatherhead Advertiser, Leatherhead Chamber of Commerce, Prowse & Co, The Gatwick Diamond Initiative, Mole Valley District Council, Mundays LLP, Riverbridge House Business Centre, Surrey County Council, Platinum Business and Unilever UK.


More than sixty people gathered to see the award winners receive their trophies and certificates.  Clare Cowan from BBC Radio Surrey acted as MC for the evening and guests included representatives from the sponsors and business personalities and journalists from the Leatherhead and District area. The event took place in the Old Chapel at St. John’s School, Leatherhead.


Speaking on behalf of the Judging Panel, Joanne Rogers, Managing Director of Prowse & Co. said:   “We never fail to be amazed by the diversity of business talent within the Leatherhead & District Business Community. We extend our warmest congratulations to all those who contributed to the awards as nominees, judges, sponsors and guests.


The results were as follows:


1.            Best Business Contribution to the Community sponsored by ExxonMobil

               Winner:  St John’s School

               Runner Up:  The Ashtead & Leatherhead Local Ltd


2.            International Business of the Year, sponsored by the Gatwick Diamond Initiative

               Winner:  Pixel Projects

               Runner Up: KBR


3.            Professional Services Firm of the Year, sponsored by Prowse & Company Ltd

               Winner:  TWM Solicitors

               Runner Up:  Cisilion


4.            Sustainable Organisation of the Year, sponsored by Unilever

               Winner:  Surrey Outdoor Learning & Development (SOLD)

               Runner Up:  British Coatings Federation


5.            Leisure and Tourism Award, sponsored by Surrey County Council

               Winner:  Fetcham Park

               Runner Up:   Leatherhead Tennis Club


6.            Retailer of the Year, sponsored by the Leatherhead Advertiser

               Winner:  Allsaints Enterprise CiC

               Runner Up:  Truly Carole Ann


7.            Employer of the Year, sponsored by Mole Valley District Council

               Winner:  KBR

               Runner up:   Liquid Productions


8.            Business of the Year, sponsored by the Leatherhead & District Chamber of Commerce

               Winner:  Liquid Productions

               Runner Up:  Broadplace Advertising Ltd


9.            Women in Business Award, sponsored by Mundays LLP

               Winner:  Lucy Quinnell – Fire & Iron Gallery

               Runner Up:  Be Kassapian – Be in the Kitchen Cookery School


10.         Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Platinum Business

               Winner:  Be Kassapian – Be in the Kitchen Cookery School

               Runner Up:  Julia Britten – JBS Print & Design (Surrey) Ltd

The Leatherhead & District Business Awards scheme is a celebration of the area's vibrant business community. It was first established in 2009 by Leatherhead based PR firm Prowse & Co Ltd as a key strand of the Leatherhead & District Chamber of Commerce initiatives.


Now in its sixth year, the Leatherhead & District Awards are supported by a number of sponsors including ExxonMobil, Unilever, The Leatherhead & District Chamber of Commerce and Prowse & Co. Ltd.   Read more about these organisations here.

With excellent transport links and premises, Leatherhead is home to world-class corporates, leading retailers and dynamic innovative small enterprises.


The Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to showcase the district's business excellence and winners will benefit from raised profiles in the local media and an increased online presence.


Discover more about previous finalists here.

Since the Awards were launched in 2009, we've achieved some great media coverage.  

Take a look at some of the media coverage achieved by Prowse & Co on behalf of the Awards' Sponsors and Winners. Read all about it!