It’s well understood that achieving sustained business growth isn’t easy. So it’s vitally important that we continue to celebrate the success of Surrey-based companies that are driving rising demand, increasing employment and generating wealth and prosperity. The Surrey Super Growth Awards return for a third year to do just that.
The Surrey region is a significant and growing contributor to the national economy with sector strengths which include manufacturing, advanced engineering, digital technologies, professional services and pharmaceuticals. Surrey has over 60,000 active businesses contributing to a regional economy worth £40 billion, a highly-skilled workforce and some of the highest employment rates in the country.
Surrey Super Growth is a collaboration between leading regional law firm asb law, Lloyds Bank and national accountancy firm RSM, with the Surrey Chambers Business Magazine as media partner. The awards produce a unique index of the fastest-growing private businesses across the region and celebrates their success at a special breakfast event which will be held later this year.
Unlike traditional business awards, there is no cost involved in participation and companies do not need to apply to be included provided full accounts are filed at Companies House over a four-year accounting period. This information is assessed against rigorous qualifying criteria to identify the fastest-growing companies.
Russell Bell, Senior Consultant, at asb law explained: “Despite the continuing uncertainties in our economy, there are many companies out there achieving remarkable sustained growth, creating jobs and helping build the national economy. Surrey Super Growth gives these businesses the recognition they deserve and the opportunity to join other businesses in celebrating their success.”
The Surrey Super Growth team is busy analysing financial information filed at Companies House and creating an index of the 60 fastest-growing private businesses across the region. Jon Da Costa, Partner, at RSM, explained: “We’ll shortly be contacting all the Surrey-based companies that are finalists. Surrey Super Growth is a great opportunity for them to celebrate success, increase brand exposure and attract the best talent. All of this with no cost and minimal effort.”
Gavin Potter, Growth Relationship Director, for Lloyds Commercial Banking, commented: “It’s great to see so many local companies across all sectors achieve such strong profitable growth rates. Surrey Super Growth provides a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the success of these businesses and their talented management teams.”
The fastest-growing company in last year’s Surrey Super Growth Awards was Marbank Construction Ltd with an outstanding growth rate of 527% over a four-year accounting period. Steve Brown, Finance Director, explained: “It was a huge pleasure to receive the award on behalf of everyone at Marbank and my sincere thanks to the organisers, asb law, Lloyds Bank and RSM. My own ‘take-away’ point was the diversity of the companies present, and to realise that such impressive growth is being achieved by so many Surrey companies.”
The Surrey Super Growth analysis is currently underway and shortlisted finalists will shortly be contacted. The winners will be announced at a special awards breakfast taking place at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge on Thursday 28th June 2018.