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Surrey Kent Sussex 250 private dinner

Celebrating the Surrey Kent & Sussex 250. A private dinner, networking event and awards.

Event details

Thursday, 30th June | 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm    
The RAC Club – Woodcote Park

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Event Overview

This exclusive private dinner is part of the inaugural Surrey Kent Sussex 250 listing’s editorial and networking programme. The awards dinner will be a night to celebrate the region’s leading privately-owned companies, recognising outstanding achievement across six dedicated awards categories, to be held at The RAC Club – Woodcote Park in Epsom, Surrey.

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Growth and Resilience Award
Recent market conditions have presented many businesses with opportunities as well as the more obvious challenges. While growth is by no means the single barometer for success, this award seeks to recognise businesses within the Surrey Kent Sussex 250 that have made the most of the opportunities presented to them, adapting to achieve their maximum potential within their respective sector and in turn growing market share. Surrey Kent Sussex 250 companies will need to demonstrate some of the following for this award: • tangible evidence of commercial success with sustained growth over the past 12 – 18 months; this can include established businesses that have suffered downturns and have implemented recovery programmes • able to demonstrate they have seized the opportunities available to them within the marketplace in which they operate • business performance that highlights a gain in market share which has been maintained despite challenging market conditions; and/or • provide an explanation of the creative initiatives that have been implemented by the business to resolve organisational challenges, establishing an effective business continuity or resilience programme.
Finance Director of the Year
We want to identify this year’s highest achieving and most talented FDs from the recently published Surrey/Kent/Sussex 250. These top performers will be shortlisted for the region’s FD of the Year – the winner being revealed at an awards dinner in May 2022. Having operated in the Executive Finance arena for over 40 years, CMA knows what it takes to be a successful FD. We are looking for exceptional performance over what has been a challenging 18 months in the following areas: • Contribution to the performance and growth of the business, with particular reference to how they have supported the business in dealing with the impact of COVID-19 • Effective contribution to strategic direction • An impactful leader with a passion for people development • Involvement in company-wide projects and assessing new market opportunities • Creating stakeholder and shareholder value • Commercially astute, with an appropriate approach to risk and governance • A passion for the business and making a wider contribution to the community. If this sounds like you, or your company’s FD, then please get your nomination in for the region’s FD of the Year!
International Business Award
Presented to a company that can demonstrate significant progress within its international market over the past 12-18 months through: • growing export sales by entering new regions or significantly increasing revenue in existing markets • establishing operations in new territories; and/or successfully developing new practices or processes to improve or support business operations due to Brexit. • taking an interesting, proactive or pragmatic approach to their business activities in the face of the challenges or opportunities presented from the changes in global economic and geo-political landscape.
Management Team of the Year
To celebrate a management team that demonstrates clear purpose and direction, connection to the business and its employees and the delivery of value greater than simply the bottom line. The team will have a strong business plan and commitment to delivery, demonstrating strategic leadership and upholding the values of the business. They will show evidence of strong interpersonal bonds and ways of working together, plus high levels of engagement with employees. We are particularly interested in hearing from management teams who have successfully led their businesses through the pandemic to achieve its growth ambitions in changing and challenging times.
CEO of the Year
Awarded in recognition of the outstanding achievements of a CEO/managing director and the leadership team in growing the business, driving innovation, establishing the culture of the company and developing the brand. The judges will also be keen to hear details of how the CEO has led the company, overcoming challenges or to support the wider community over the past 18 months through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Innovation and Technology Award
Presented to a company that can demonstrate innovation or use of new technology within the past 12-18 months that has made a significant impact on its business and/or the industry within which it works. This can be on a process or product level, and the innovation/technology will be judged on the change it has created as well as the details of the innovation/technology itself.

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