FINALISTS FOR 2017 Awards Announced

The judging of entries in each of the six categories of the Leatherhead & District Business Awards has now concluded and the 2017 finalists have been announced.   The Awards celebrate those who are building dynamic local and international businesses, providing a strong contribution to the Mole Valley community and people who inspire others to achieve their potential.


Richard Scrase, Media Advisor at ExxonMobil, Headline Awards Sponsor and Judge of the Contribution to the Community Category said: “The judges were extremely impressed with the range and standard of entries received and being part of the judging panel was both interesting and enjoyable.  The Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to showcase local businesses, highlighting the strength, diversity and contribution of our business community and ExxonMobil is proud to be involved.”    


Business Awards Judge Joanne Rogers of Prowse & Co. Ltd added: “We were delighted with the number of entries received this year.  On behalf of the judging panel, I would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who put forward their nominations.  The judges had a tough time making their final selections and we would like to wish all the finalists the best of luck at the Awards Ceremony on 4 July.”


The finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

Contribution to the Community Award - sponsored by ExxonMobil

  • B@titude
  • Bocketts Farm Park
  • Royal British Legion

Business of the Year - sponsored by the Leatherhead & District Chamber of Commerce

  • Liquid Productions
  • Sell Electrical Ltd
  • Waytime Technologies Ltd

Start-Up Business of the Year - sponsored by Mole Valley District Council

  • First Hand Recruitment Ltd
  • Liquid Gold Whisky Co & Bumbles
  • SMART Business Supplies Ltd

International Business of the Year - sponsored by The Gatwick Diamond Initiative

  • Cara Technology
  • Haltermann Carless
  • HH Global

Retail/Hospitality Establishment of the Year - sponsored by Platinum Business Group

  • AuBel Chocolate
  • Barton's Bookshop
  • BikeBeans Café

Business Person of the Year - sponsored by Prowse & Co. Ltd

  • Be Kassapian/Be in the Kitchen Cookery School
  • Helen Bullen/Fine Fettle Multi-healthcare
  • Peter Snell/Barton's Bookshop

The winner and runner-up entry for each of the above six categories will be announced at an Awards Ceremony, which will be held at the Old Chapel at St. John's School, Leatherhead on 4 July 2017.  


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 seventh year, the Leatherhead & District Awards have been supported by a wide range of organisations over the years including ExxonMobil, Unilever, Surrey County Council, Mole Valley District Council, the Gatwick Diamond Initiative,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.

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