NEWS22 November 2019

Surrey Research Park wins award for supporting local businesses to ‘grow and flourish’

Surrey Research Park was awarded the Chamber Member of the Year Award at Surrey Chamber of Commerce’s Awards Ceremony last night.

The win was announced by Louise Punter, CEO of Surrey Chamber of Commerce.  She commented that ‘Surrey Research Park has not only supported the Chamber for many years but also a number of local businesses by helping to create opportunities for them to grow and flourish.’

Broadcaster and comedian Mark Dolan was invited to host and present the awards at Epsom Downs Racecourse on 21st November 2019.

The Chamber Member of the Year award recognises members who have been actively engaged with the local business community and demonstrated a dedicated commitment to their team, delivering outstanding service and having a strong plan for sustainable performance.

There were more successes on the night for companies located on or associated with Surrey Research Park and the University of Surrey. Tenant firm, Streeva who is building the world’s first payment communications network that can deliver payment data without the need for personal data was nominated for the ‘Business Innovation of the Year’ category and were highly commended as a company to watch.

Also, Securium Ltd, a University of Surrey spin-out company, won the Start-up of the Year Award. The Founder and CEO, Dr Anna Vartapetiance gained her PhD from the University of Surrey and worked as a researcher in the University’s Centre for Cyber Security. Securium Ltd is an Advanced Cyber-Intelligence company developing software and services to protect businesses and individuals.

Surrey Research Park was also shortlisted for ‘The Large Business of the Year’ award which recognises local businesses with an annual turnover of over £5 million that demonstrate a healthy financial performance and a strategic plan for growth.

Malcolm Parry, CEO of Surrey Research Park, comments: “Congratulations to the team at Surrey Research Park. We are dedicated to providing our tenants added value on top of our competitively priced and flexible letting options designed to support companies from start-up to multinational. We are extremely proud of the collaborative and supportive business environment we have created. We have helped tenants build strong links with our business incubation and scale-up partners, as well as fostering collaborative R&D and funding initiatives with the University of Surrey. Reflective of our thriving enterprise community, we are delighted that we were able to share our success on the night with Securium and Streeva.

“Thank you Surrey Chamber of Commerce for an outstanding award ceremony. We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and are committed to supporting them and their beneficial work to support local businesses.”