It’s great news for us here at Dakota that the Toast of Surrey Business Awards 2018 will be hosted in Weybridge! The event will take place at Mercedez-Benz World, just next to us, so let’s take a look at some of the sponsors of the awards and what awards are up for grabs.

The awards are a moment to celebrate successful business in Surrey and also a great opportunity for networking and increasing business opportunity. The headline sponsor for this great evening is Thomas International, a leading provider of people assessment tools around the globe. They are also sponsoring the Leadership Team of the Year award.

Speaking about why the awards are such a great event to sponsor is the UK managing director of the global firm, Ciaran Morton, stating, “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Leadership Team of the Year award at the 2018 Toast of Surrey Business Awards and look forward to celebrating and recognising the leaders of Surrey and their unique achievements.”

“The cornerstone of every successful business is a strong leadership team, where innovation, transparency, empowerment and expertise are ever-present”.

“As a global company that has kept its roots in supporting local economies, an important component of Thomas International’s work is with leadership teams, providing them with the right tools and solutions to make confident decisions to develop and engage their people, teams and culture.”

This shows the attraction of Surrey as a great place to do business as it’s recognised by big global firms, which is exciting for us here at Dakota, situated right in the heart of Surrey.

Morton continues to praise the area stating, “Surrey is fortunate to be home to many key industries and subsequently an exciting mix of businesses”.

“The awards bring together Surrey’s business community and provide a unique opportunity for them to network, celebrate success, share values and learn from each other. Not only do the awards provide a fantastic platform for winners and nominees to promote the achievements of their businesses – they also provide an opportunity for business owners and staff to nurture relationships and grow partnerships in the region”.

Ciaran Morton, UK Managing Director of Thomas International - Meet The Sponsors - DAKOTA

Ciaran Morton, UK Managing Director of Thomas International – Meet The Sponsors – DAKOTA

So what awards are up for grabs?

Thomas International is sponsoring the Leadership Team of the Year award.

Another headline sponsor, Charles Russell Speechlys (the law firm based in London), are sponsoring the Company of the Year award.

The global banking giant HSBC are sponsoring the International Trade award. Andrew Steer, head of business banking in Surrey and Sussex added,

“We are proud to continue to support local businesses and communities, helping them to prosper by connecting them to opportunities and helping them to thrive locally, nationally and internationally”.

Heathrow Airport is the sponsor of the Contribution to the Community award.

The SME Business of the Year award is being sponsored by leading chartered UK accountancy firm Menzies LLP. Graham Seddon, partner at Menzies LLP said they are delighted to be involved with the awards stating, “As the traditional ways of doing business continue to be replaced by smart-footed entrepreneurial thinking, this is a very exciting time for SMEs in the region”.

The awards in Weybridge are due to take place on the 27th June and it promises to be an excellent evening, showcasing why Surrey is a thriving place for all businesses.

Toast of Surrey Business Awards 2018 - Meet the Sponsors - DAKOTA

Toast of Surrey Business Awards 2018 – Meet the Sponsors – DAKOTA

 

Source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/business/toast-surrey-business-awards-2018-14298525