The Winners are announced for the Waverley BIG Awards at Gala Ceremony!

Waverley businesses gathered on Friday 19th October for a glittering Business, Innovation and Growth Awards Ceremony at the Lythe Hill Hotel, Haslemere.

The evening was compered by international speaker and local businessman Philip Calvert.

Over 170 sponsors, finalists and guests watched a series of short videos of each of the 24 finalists, as they ate a delicious three course meal. With bated breath, each category winner was announced and awarded a fabulous crystal trophy, champagne and certificate. Finalists also felt like winners as they accepted their own trophies, recognising their achievements.

Dignitaries at the event included Cllr Denise Le Gal Mayor of Waverley, Cllr Julia Potts Leader of Waverley Borough Council, Cllr David Attfield Farnham Mayor, Cllr David Round Haslemere Mayor and Surrey County Councillors Peter Martin and Andrew Povey,

This inaugural year of the Waverley BIG awards proved extremely popular attracting the finest calibre of entrants across all sectors, sizes and stages of business development. The judges made up of sponsors and peers from within the business community had a difficult task.

The four Chamber Presidents Awards sponsored by Haslemere and Farnham Town Councils and Surrey County Council were won by Christmas tree grower Hans Christmas Andersen for Cranleigh; Branston Adams accountants for Farnham; retailer Dylan’s Ice Cream for Haslemere; and digital marketing consultancy Innovation Visual for Godalming.

Branston Adams achieved the double with a second win for Community Partnership sponsored by Waverley Borough Council.

Waverley Borough Council’s leader, Julia Potts said ‘I am really delighted that Branston Adams have won this first BIG Community Partnership award. They are a fantastic example of a local business that really does work within the community and give so much back to residents in so many ways. Reading through their submission I found it all quite inspirational and wish them a really successful year and hope their achievement goes on to inspire many more businesses to enter this competition next year.’

The Customer Delight Award sponsored by Downs Solicitors was won by Wedition, a unique personalised wedding magazine designed for the couple and their guests.

Edwards Greene Accountants sponsored the Innovation Award and the winner was Download Learning, an original digital learning tool.

The eighth award for Staff Engagement, Education and Empowerment, sponsored by Dunsfold Park was won by Carbon Six Digital, a software development agency.

This was the first project led by the newly formed coalition of the four Chambers of Commerce in Cranleigh, Farnham, Godalming and Haslemere. Their shared aim is to encourage businesses to locate here, to retain local companies and help them grow, to promote Waverley as a ‘the’ place to do business south of London and to market the many skilled employment opportunities on residents’ doorsteps.

The Waverley BIG Awards 2018 are also generously sponsored by Blynk, Taybridge Consulting, SI Capital, Cornmeter, Blue Dot Display, PAAC IT, Marley Flowers, The Remarkable Studio, Johnson Fellowes, and Lythe Hill Hotel.

All Photos courtesy of Remarkable Studio

LIST OF FINALISTS AND WINNERS
AWARD FOR CUSTOMER DELIGHT
WINNER
Wedition Ltd – Farnham
(contact Liz Gatherer 07887 667490/ liz@wedition.co.uk )

FINALISTS
Atrainability Ltd – Cranleigh
Dylan’s Ice Cream Ltd – Haslemere
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AWARD FOR INNOVATION
WINNER
Download Learning Ltd – Godalming
(contact Simon Strong 07747 608 621/ Simon@downloadlearning.ltd.uk )

FINALISTS
ClickIQ Ltd – Godalming
SI Capital Ltd – Godalming
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AWARD FOR STAFF ENGAGEMENT, EDUCATION & EMPOWERMENT

WINNER
Carbon Six Digital Limited – Farnham
(contact Paul Marden 01276 817465/ Pmarden@carbonsix.digital )
FINALISTS
Innovation Visual Ltd – Elstead
PAAC IT Ltd – Haslemere
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AWARD FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
WINNER
Branston Adams – Farnham
(contact Paul Adams 01252 728598/ Paul@taxaccountancy.com)

FINALISTS
Baker Law LLP – Farnham
Marley Flowers Ltd – Haslemere

Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce PRESIDENT’S AWARD
WINNER
Hans Christmas Andersen
(contact Julie Alexandersen 01483 271770/ julie@hatrim.co.uk)

FINALISTS
Idyllic Beauty and Day Spa Ltd
Taurus Wines Ltd
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Farnham Chamber of Commerce PRESIDENT’S AWARD
WINNER
Branston Adams
(contact Paul Adams 01252 728598/ Paul@taxaccountancy.com)

FINALISTS
CGJ Mathias & Son
Kall Kwik Farnham
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Godalming Chamber of Commerce PRESIDENT’S AWARD
WINNER
Innovation Visual Ltd
(contact Ruth Gibbs 03337720509/ ruth@innovationvisual.com)

FINALISTS
Munro Studios Ltd
Ritual Coffee UK
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Haslemere Chamber of Commerce PRESIDENT’S AWARD
WINNER
Dylan’s Ice Cream Ltd
(contact Paul Govier 01428 645219/ Ben@dylansicecream.co.uk)

FINALISTS
Haslemere Chiropractic Clinic
Haslemere Hall

Cranleigh Chamber

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