After we reached the final of the Surrey International Business Award 2019, we took part in the evening on the 21st of November. The dress code was a black tie. So, the whole team showed up well-dressed and it gave us the opportunity to take some new team photos for our website and social media. We started the evening with a few drinks and a photoshoot session in the office.
The Awards took place at Epsom Downs Racecourse and started with a drink at 6:30pm followed by dinner at 7:30pm. After dinner, it was time for the awards everyone was waiting for. We got nominated for the International Business of the Year Award but there were also 13 other categories like Company of the Year, Employer of the Year or Start-Up of the Year Award. Each category had four different companies or individuals that made it to the final, but obviously, only one could win the Award.
The other finalists for the International Business of the Year 2019 were the companies Edward Ray, ITARMI and Performance54. The award sponsored by Heathrow Airport was opened to any business based in Surrey. The evaluation criteria were in the most part to demonstrate a healthy import/export activity and a good trading relationship with countries outside the UK. Finally, the company Performance54, which is a marketing and consultancy group in golf and tourism sectors won the International Business of the Year Award, and we send our congratulations to them.
Although we did not win the award, we are really proud to have been a finalist.