Leatherhead’s business leaders came together to celebrate the winners of the Leatherhead & District Business Awards 2014 at an awards ceremony and dinner held on Wednesday 12th November. The Awards celebrate the achievements of businesses in the Leatherhead & District area and shine a spotlight on the companies and business leaders that make Leatherhead a great place to live, work and visit.
The event sponsors included ExxonMobil, Leatherhead Advertiser, Leatherhead Chamber of Commerce, Barclays Bank, Prowse & Co, The Gatwick Diamond Initiative, Mole Valley District Council, Mundays LLP, Riverbridge House Business Centre, Surrey Connects and Unilever UK. Clare Cowan from BBC Radio Surrey acted as MC for the evening and guests included Mole Valley District Council leader, Cllr Chris Townsend, representatives from the sponsors, and business personalities and journalists from the Leatherhead and District area.
Broadplace Advertising was nominated and short listed in two categories and was announced as winner in the first category and runner-up in the second:
- Award for People Development, sponsored by Unilever UK. Winner: Broadplace Advertising.
The growing online marketing sector has led to a skills shortage in this industry and the local talent pool has not been able to cope with the rise in demand. Broadplace Advertising have harnessed the passion of their people as part of their employee development programme in order to meet these challenges through vocational work based learning programmes and industry recognised qualifications with Google.
- Innovation in Business Award, sponsored by ExxonMobil. Runner-up: Broadplace Advertising.
Broadplace has developed its own proprietary digital technology which has helped to differentiate itself from its competitors and enabled the business to position itself as a market leader in online solutions geared specifically to the SMB sector. There was little support for SME’s in the online advertising landscape but their unique technology has allowed them to support local businesses at scale and at an affordable price point.
Ajay Syal, Managing Director, said: “It’s wonderful to be recognised by the Leatherhead & District Business Awards for our efforts and achievements. We have clients based across the UK and it is important for us to get this recognition at a more local level as it helps raise our profile within the local business community. We are especially proud of the contributions made by our team who all live locally.”
Written by Ajay Syal