NEWS4 May 2022

Celebrating our young entrepreneurs

We are delighted to reveal that almost a quarter of the winners at Surrey County Council’s inaugural Invest in Surrey 40 under 40 Business Awards are part of Surrey Research Park’s innovation ecosystem.  

The first of its kind in the region, the Awards was a celebration of the outstanding talent in the region.  

Congratulations to our tenants at Surrey Research Park:  

Grant Bourhill, Chief Executive Officer, comments: 

“This level of award wins within a couple of square miles at Surrey Research Park is phenomenal. Congratulations to our winners at Surrey Research Park. We are thrilled to be supporting a community of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders and it is a great opportunity to celebrate our up-and-coming young talent.”  

The Surrey 40 Under 40 Business Awards is the first of its kind in the region, with the goal of celebrating the incredible talent that is present in the region. Entrepreneurs and young professionals in established businesses have a key role to play when it comes to maintaining Surrey’s unique high value position in the UK economy, and the awards were designed to celebrate and recognise the county’s movers and shakers who are already making a difference. 

The award winners were nominated by their industry peers through the new Invest in Surrey website. Their applications were supported by testimonials and case studies that explained how they have made a significant improvement to their business, the local economy, the environmental impact of their organisation, or the region in general 

Surrey generates an annual output of over £43 billion to the UK economy thanks to world-leading academic and corporate Research and Development, being home to some of the UK’s leading businesses, offering excellent connectivity to London and the rest of the world, a highly skilled workforce and a superb quality of life. 

The Awards night also officially launched Surrey County Council’s new business-focused brand, Invest in Surrey, which works to provide a wealth of resources to businesses starting, growing and moving to the Surrey region. The team is focused on supporting businesses to help them to thrive in the county which is recognised as ranking highest in the UK (outside London) for professional workforce.