Business events

Throughout the year we organise events and initiatives for local businesses, including:

  • Start-up boot camps
  • Business leaders conference
  • Business masterclasses
  • Independent retailer of the year
  • Small business Saturday

Details of upcoming events will be published here.

Elmbridge Independent Retailer of the Year Awards

The Elmbridge Retail Awards are back for a seventh successive year, running from 1-31 July to champion the outstanding local retailers in our high streets and town centres. Shoppers can vote for their favourite independent retailer across seven categories.

A new category for 'green business of the year' has been added for 2019 to recognise environmentally sustainable retailers. The full list of categories is: 

  • Best restaurant or cafe
  • Best for hair and beauty
  • Best for fashion
  • Best deli or grocer
  • Best for speciality products
  • Green business of the year
  • Best independent retailer

From 1 July residents can vote through an online survey.

Awards ceremony - includes skills masterclass and networking

The awards ceremony will take place on 20 August from 6.30-8pm at the Civic Centre. The ceremony, open to all Elmbridge independent businesses, will include a skills masterclass, networking and the awards presentation. To register your attendance at this event please visit Eventbrite. 

2019 Elmbridge Food Festival

The Elmbridge Food Festival is taking place at Painshill in Cobham over the weekend of 21-22 September. If you would like to exhibit your business at the festival then please visit the Food Festival page to find out more.

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