New business awards launched

The prestigious Spelthorne Means Business Awards were launched on 6 February.

Held at Caffe Gusto in Staines-upon-Thames, local businesses and Council representatives gathered to kick off this year's competition which is designed to acknowledge the achievements of local companies and showcase the 'best of the best' in Spelthorne.

Seven award categories are available for Spelthorne businesses to enter, each sponsored by a high profile local business:

Exporter of the Year

Sponsored by Heathrow

Creative Business of the Year

Sponsored by Shepperton Studios

Healthy Business Award

Sponsored by Everyone Active

Best New Start-Up

Sponsored by The TW Magazines

Best Business in Staines-upon-Thames

Sponsored by the Staines-upon-Thames BID

Independent Business of the Year

Sponsored by the Spelthorne Business Forum

Best Small Business

Sponsored by A2 Dominion

The overall winner will be named 'Best Spelthorne Business' in an award presented by Spelthorne Borough Council. 

Councillor Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, said: "I am pleased to launch this new initiative designed to celebrate the broad spectrum of successful businesses in the borough. I am looking forward to seeing the entries and saluting their successes at our awards dinner at Shepperton Studios in October."

To enter or to find out more visit www.spelthorne.gov.uk/SMBA

Online entries close on 31 August.