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Thank you for joining us at our Christmas Festival on Sunday.

As Christmas approaches, the Dorking BID has kicked off the festivities with Small Business Saturday and our Very Dorkensian Christmas Festival. We extend a warm thank you to our businesses, our BID Board, our members, our volunteers, and community partners. We appreciate the support of our Christmas grotto sponsors, Dorking Travel, the Mortgage Bureau, and Robinsons Estate Agents. This group includes: BBC Radio, sponsors, volunteers, our committee, residents, churches, schools, charities and non profits (Friends of Dorking, The Mens Shed, and Circular Dorking), Safety Advisory Group, our street clean up crew, community partners and more - all those who have joined in to support Dorking, and all spearheaded and funded by the Business Improvement District and our generous sponsors

Congratulations Dorking

Not only did our event feature in BBC Radio's Story of the Day, Dorking also made The Times photo of the day. Huge thanks to photographer Paul Quezada-Neiman, The Dorking Desk Shop, the Kings Arms Pub and Dorking Dramatic Arts Society for his collaboration in this effort with our team at the Dorking BID.

The Times Photo of the Day online by Paul Quezada-Neiman

Shining a light on Community Spirit

This year, the celebrations extended beyond twinkling lights, with live music, festive stalls, sustainable shops, children's activities, food and fare - we also celebrated our Dorking spirit with our Community Spirit Awards. This initiative is aimed at shining a spotlight on the incredible businesses, individuals and volunteers making a real and recognisable difference in our beloved town.

Here are the unsung heroes of our community:

The nominees in the category of High Street Hero truly embody the helpful spirit of High Street community engagement and support. Here is what the Judge Mark Carter said about the winner:

Bullimores

"The team at Bullimores clearly go above and beyond. They don’t just focus on their business but are at the heart of the local community."

This category of Sustainability Champion acknowledges the champions of sustainability, those leading the charge for a greener, more conscious Dorking. The category was judged by Wendy Varcoe, Executive Director of Surrey Hills Enterprises. And the winner is:

Tony White

"Exemplifying sustainability through action, reducing waste, and collaborating extensively within the community, Tony White is especially notable for setting up Community Fridges."

This category of Volunteer of the Year celebrates the selfless efforts of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in Dorking. The category was judged by Clare Davies, winner of our previous Volunteer Award, and recipient of many national accolades for her own community service. The winner of the Volunteer of the Year is:

Wendy Saunders

"A tireless advocate for all things Dorking, Wendy passionately driving projects that promote business and environmental awareness."

When we support our local high street businesses, we invest in ourselves - in our town. Events like this matter - shopping locally matters for our town's future. We all shape it. Thank you for supporting Dorking High Street and our wonderful community. 

Photos of the day

Do you have experiences to share? Tag us on socials at @hellodorking to be featured.

By Luke Whatley-Bigg

Don’t miss Dorking BID Board Chairman discussing the Very Dorkensian Christmas on BBC Surrey: Tune in here at 7:20am.

As the holiday season gets nearer, Dorking is gearing up for our incredible Very Dorkensian Christmas Festival that promises to light up the town with festive cheer!

And this year, the celebrations extend beyond just the twinkling lights, because we have our Community Spirit Awards. This initiative is aimed at shining a spotlight on the incredible businesses, individuals and volunteers making a real and recognisable difference in our beloved town.

Let’s take a look at our categories and our nominees:

High Street
Hero Contenders

The nominees in this category truly embody the helpful spirit of High Street community engagement and support:

Caroline Russell at Martha Russell/The Notebook: An unsung hero, growing her business ethically and sustainably while enriching the High Street.

David Driscoll at Seymours: Changing the perception of estate agents by actively supporting and contributing to the local community in numerous impactful ways.

Bullimores: A team that goes above and beyond, fostering connections beyond their business to uplift the local community. With a team composed of leaders like Nick Boot and Margaret Brett, Dorking businesses and its community are in great hands.

Rosemary at Beatitudes: A shop with a heart, focusing on the needs of the younger generation, especially those in greater need.

Dorking Butchery: Not just a provider of quality products but also a generous contributor to the wider community.

Sustainability Champion Contenders

This category acknowledges the champions of sustainability, those leading the charge for a greener, more conscious Dorking:

Anna Musgrave: Inspiring change within her school and broader community, shaping the future generation towards a more sustainable path.

Circular Dorking: An inspiration and a hub of information for those seeking to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle.

Tony White: Exemplifying sustainability through action, reducing waste, and collaborating extensively within the community, especially notable for setting up Community Fridges.

Pat Smith: Leading change and providing invaluable support for Dorking's journey towards sustainability.

The Food Float: A beacon for locally produced food, delivered sustainably to local homes, championing the importance of locality and sustainability.

Volunteer of the Year Contenders

This category celebrates the selfless efforts of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in Dorking:

Margaret Brett: Margaret must surely be Dorking's most prolific Volunteer! For the last five years she spends every Wednesday morning volunteering for the Deepdene trail, keeping our green spaces clean and tidy. 

Sally Elias: From trying to save historical buildings for community use with CHiP, to the incredible work she does with Dorking Minds, Sally really embodies giving back, contributing and helping others. 

Simon Edmands: Simon volunteers with an open heart and offers good advice and a smile. He offers to help and run many fundraising quizzes for Friends of Dorking, Dorking & District Town Twinning Association, PSDS, and offers support for Dorking Christmas Lights, MND and more.

Wendy Saunders: A tireless advocate for all things Dorking, passionately driving projects that promote business and environmental awareness.

Jacqui Hamlin: What a legend Jacqui Hamlin is. Every single year, Jacqui organises Pippfest. She does this, without fail, and inspires a massive team of grass roots volunteers and artists to create an incredible event for the community and for a good cause.

Pat Smith: Pat (Dorking Climate Emergency) tirelessly campaigns for a more sustainable future. She keeps everyone updated on what's going on locally, what we should all be doing to lower our impact and she truly practices what she preaches. She never gives up, she attends every local event and promotes sustainability whenever there is an opportunity. She mobilises people to speak up and take action. She is an absolute inspiration.

The Community Spirit Awards are shining a spotlight on all these amazing local businesses and people, showcasing their efforts and inspiring others to join in building a stronger, more vibrant Dorking. Join us on 3rd December as the winners of the awards are announced on the main stage at 1pm and we all come together to celebrate and honour these remarkable contributors to our community!

Let’s light up Dorking with our community spirit this holiday season!

Meet the judges here.

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If you missed our Dorking BID Manager on BBC Surrey this morning with James Cannon, listen to it again here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0gj4c29

01:53:27 - First segment 

02:22:55 - Second segment

Don't miss our upcoming event, A Very Dorkensian Christmas.

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Dorking has a buzzing local art scene, and it has a well-earned reputation as a hub of artists, ideas, people and creators.

This independent spirit has helped build the Dorking we know and love, and there’s no better way to reveal the true depths of a place than meeting the creators themselves and the galleries that host them. Visit our Artist's itinerary and be inspired by the creativity that resides in our town.

Recently multi-award winning fine artist Tiffany Budd from Newdigate invited Kairen Kemp of BBC Surrey and Sussex to pop around and visit her studio.

Tune in to hear Kairen and Tiffany's art chat. Scroll to 09:25 to listen to them chat about Hello Dorking and Tiffany's success in town.

Photos:
BBC Surrey (Left)
Raminder X (Instameet - Right)

Today we’re celebrating Cobbetts Beer Shop Micropub who have won the East and Mid Surrey CAMRA Award for:

Cider Pub of the Year

Serving a range of delicious ciders on tap, their famous blackboard will show you what’s available to quench your thirst.

Since opening its doors in 2010, Cobbetts has built up a loyal following of locals and visitors alike all looking for a unique drinking experience and a wide range of inventive and interesting drinks.

And if you’re not sure what you want, the Cobbetts team are always on hand with their in depth knowledge, and happy to help with your drink related questions.

Visit their Micro pub on West Street for their beer (and cider!), and banter!

Do you love Cobbett’s? Leave a comment to celebrate their win!

Cobbetts wins award

Why should you apply for awards?

One of our goals as a BID is to provide support to our businesses in raising their profile and the town's profile. By raising awareness, we drive audience, increase footfall and economic prospects for all. This increases pride of place and encourages people to visit and invest in Dorking. In short, awards matter.

Even if you don’t win, there is scientific proof that the period of self-reflection is actually good for you. Depending on your personality, it can help you evaluate your business and identify how you can improve.

Did you know that Dorking is full of award-winning businesses? Meet them here.

So what are you waiting for?

Do you need help applying? If you're a BID Business, let our team know and we will be happy to assist you. Here are our top five tips for applying to awards:

  1. Know what you are applying for, read the criteria carefully, and know when the award closes.
  2. Storytelling works. People love a story.
  3. Be clear, concise and direct.
  4. Be unique. Be vulnerable. Talk about your failures as much as your success. Just be YOU.
  5. Proofread and ask someone you trust to edit your work.

Apply now:

To view over 4,000 business awards, head on over to Boost's website to view the UK Awards-List where you can search by industry, region or country. We have expertise in applying for awards, public relations and marketing and are very happy to assist in the process or to answer questions you may have.

You can also sign up for automatic award alerts. These are customised by industry:

Business
- UK Business Awards (The Dons) - 8th Sep
- Document Manager Awards - 8th Sep
- Shared Services Forum UK Future Vision Awards - Multiple dates
- The King's Awards for Enterprise - 12th Sep
- Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies - 15th Sep
- The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland Awards - 18th Sep
- TITAN Business Awards - 20th Sep
- OStar International Award - Ongoing
- The South African Chamber of Commerce UK Business and Community Awards - 30th Sep
- Business Brilliance Awards - 6th Oct
- International Brilliance Awards - 6th Oct
- Ethical Awards - ~7th Oct
- Big Awards for Business (Business Intelligence Group) - 13th Oct
- The Peer Awards for Excellence - Multiple dates
- International Business Excellence Awards - 20th Oct
- Red Herring 100 Awards Europe - ~20th Oct
- Glassdoor's Best Places to Work - 27th Oct
- Working Mums Top Employer Awards - 27th Oct
- The Forum Awards - 30th Oct

Business Leaders
- Women of the Future Awards - 7th Sep
- Forward Ladies FL National Awards - 8th Sep
- The Globee Women in Business Awards - 20th Sep
- TITAN Women in Business Awards - 20th Sep
- Women in Sales Awards (Europe) - 21st Sep
- Top 50 Influential Muslims - Europe and the UK - 29th Sep
- The f:Entrepreneur Awards - 30th Sep
- The Precious Awards (for women of colour) - 30th Sep
- Brummell's Inspirational Women Trailblazers - N/A
- FDM everywoman in Technology Awards - 9th Oct
- British Beacon Mosque Awards - ~10th Oct
- Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance Awards - ~11th Oct
- I AM H.E.R. International Awards - ~15th Oct
- Cranfield School of Management Women to Watch - N/A
- Women in Innovation Awards - ~19th Oct
- Ragan's Top Women in Communications Awards - 20th Oct
- Global Leaders in Consulting - ~20th Oct
- Women's Business Club Awards UK - 31st Oct

Construction & Architecture
- CIBSE Building Performance Awards - 5th Sep
- RIBAJ Rising Stars - 6th Sep
- CABE Built Environment Awards - 6th Sep
- Architectural Review AR House Awards - 8th Sep
- Architecture in Perspective Annual Competition - 8th Sep
- Global Future Design Awards - 10th Sep
- RIBA Stirling Prize - N/A
- The Architecture Community World Design Awards - 20th Sep
- TITAN Property Awards - 20th Sep
- Construction Marketing Awards - 22nd Sep
- Larsen Architecture Awards - 25th Sep
- Surface Design Awards - 29th Sep
- National Fenestration Awards - 29th Sep
- OPAL Awards - 10th Oct
- ASBP Awards - ~14th Oct
- ICE People's Choice Awards - ~18th Oct
- Sir Moir Lockhead Safety Award - ~23rd Oct

Corporate Social Responsibility
- World Green City Awards - 15th Sep
- TLC Lions - Being Human Awards - 18th Sep
- Sustainable Future Awards - 20th Sep
- Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative RIDI Awards - 30th Sep
- Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index - Ranking
- The edie Awards - 13th Oct
- Britain's Healthiest Workplace - 31st Oct
- WISE100 Awards for Women in Social Enterprise - ~31st Oct

Customer Contact
- UK Contact Centre Forum UKCCF National Awards - 22nd Sep
- GSA Professional Awards - ~7th Oct
- Customer Centricity World Series - Multiple dates
- The ICS UK Customer Satisfaction Awards - 14th Oct
- Insurance CX Awards - 27th Oct

Design & Innovation
- The Drum Awards for Design - 6th Sep
- iLuxury Awards - 13th Sep
- Mixology Awards North - 15th Sep
- NY Product Design Awards - 20th Sep
- Simply Open Awards - 22nd Sep
- MUSE Design Awards - 28th Sep
- LIT Lighting Design Awards - 30th Sep
- Linnean Medals and Awards - 30th Sep
- LG Life's Good Award - ~10th Oct
- Lexus Design Awards - ~16th Oct

Education
- Personal Finance Teacher of the Year - 11th Sep
- Music & Drama Education Awards - 11th Sep
- Brandon Hall Excellence in Education Technology - 18th Sep
- Association of Colleges AoC Beacon Awards - 25th Sep
- Bett Awards - 29th Sep
- British Education Awards - 29th Sep
- Global EdTech Startups Awards (GESAwards) - 30th Sep
- The Alexander Award - ~7th Oct
- The National Acquisitions Group NAG Award for Excellence - ~10th Oct
- The EdTech Awards - 12th Oct
- The Renaissance Awards - 13th Oct
- Study UK Alumni Awards - 22nd Oct
- FT Responsible Business Education Awards - ~28th Oct
- International Education Awards - ~31st Oct

Energy & Utilities
- EMA Energy Management Awards - 6th Sep
- Utility Week Awards - 7th Sep
- Energy UK Young Energy Professionals Awards - 7th Sep
- Energy Industries Council EIC National Awards - N/A
- Electrical Contracting News ECN Awards - 15th Sep
- APEA Awards - 22nd Sep
- The Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCA) - 22nd Sep
- Hydrogen Awards - 30th Sep
- Resourcing Tomorrow Outstanding Achievement Awards - 30th Sep
- Street Works UK Awards - ~14th Oct
- Schneider Electric Sustainability Impact Awards - ~14th Oct
- Subsea Expo Awards - ~15th Oct
- UK Nuclear Skills Awards - ~31st Oct

Financial Services
- Personal Injury Awards - 8th Sep
- NACFB Commercial Lender Awards - 8th Sep
- Motor Finance Europe Awards - 8th Sep
- The IPE European Pension Fund Awards - 8th Sep
- IBSi Global FinTech Innovation Awards - 8th Sep
- CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 and 20 Under 40 Awards - 8th Sep
- The Digital Banker Global Transaction Banking Innovation Awards - 8th Sep
- IBSi NeoChallenger Bank Awards - 8th Sep
- FN Twenty Most Influential in Trading and Technology - 11th Sep
- The BVCA Responsible Investment Awards & Excellence in ESG - 12th Sep
- Qorus-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards - 13th Sep
- International Adviser - Best Practice Adviser Awards - 15th Sep
- The Working Capital and Supply Chain Finance Awards - 15th Sep
- Citywealth Magic Circle Awards - 15th Sep
- Leasing Life European Awards - 22nd Sep
- Private Equity Exchange & Awards - N/A
- CICM British Credit Awards - 22nd Sep
- IJInvestor Awards - 22nd Sep
- Insurance Post European Insurance Technology Awards - 22nd Sep
- FN Rising Stars of Professional Services - 26th Sep
- The ESG Awards - 29th Sep
- Benzinga Fintech Awards - 29th Sep
- Professional Adviser Best Financial Advisers to Work For - Multiple dates
- The AltFi Awards - 29th Sep
- Islamic Finance News Service Providers Awards - 29th Sep
- EuropaProperty CEE Investment & Manufacturing Awards - 30th Sep
- RiskTech100 - N/A
- Fintech City Fintech 50 - Ranking
- The WealthBriefing Swiss Awards - 6th Oct
- The Card and Payments Awards - 6th Oct
- Environmental Finance IMPACT Awards - ~7th Oct
- eprivateclient Top Trust Companies - Ranking
- Private Equity Workplace Pioneers - ~9th Oct
- TradingTech Insight Awards Europe - ~10th Oct
ETF.com Awards - ~10th Oct
- The Trade Leaders in Trading - N/A
- Professional Pensions Investment Awards - N/A
- TMT M&A Awards - 12th Oct
- Celent Model Risk Manager Awards - 13th Oct
- Celent Model Buy Side Awards - 13th Oct
- Celent Model Sell Side Awards - 13th Oct
- The FTSE Women Leaders Review - Ranking
- Celent Model Bank Awards - 13th Oct
- Celent Model Insurer Awards - 13th Oct
- Celent Model Wealth Manager Awards - 13th Oct
- Corporate FX Awards (Global Finance) - 14th Oct
- Financial Narrative Awards - ~14th Oct
- The eprivateclient Excellence Awards - ~14th Oct
- Insurance Choice Awards - 16th Oct
- Investment Week Investment Company of the Year - N/A
- ETF Stream Awards - 20th Oct
- FX Week Best Banks Awards - ~21st Oct
- Euromoney Trade Finance Survey - ~21st Oct
- International Adviser - Global Financial Services Awards - ~23rd Oct
- Insurance CX Awards - 27th Oct
- Private Equity News 50 Most Influential Executives in Private Equity - 27th Oct
- Professional Trader Awards - 27th Oct
- The ESG Investing Awards - ~28th Oct
- Equity Release Awards - ~28th Oct
- Best Trade Finance & Supply Chain Finance Awards (Global Finance) - ~28th Oct
- CCR Credit Excellence Awards - ~28th Oct
- FLA ESG Awards - ~29th Oct
- Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards - ~29th Oct
- Structured Retail Products SRP Europe Awards - ~30th Oct
- Unbiased Trusted Professional Awards - ~30th Oct
- Crypto AM Awards - ~30th Oct
- City A M Awards - ~30th Oct
- FX Markets Best Banks Awards - ~31st Oct
- The TMI Awards for Innovation & Excellence - 31st Oct
- Business Finance Awards - 31st Oct
- Treasury4Good Awards - 31st Oct

Health & Social Care
- Private Dentistry Awards - 6th Sep
- Black Women in Care Award - 11th Sep
- Primary Care Impact Awards - 14th Sep
- The Dentistry Awards - 15th Sep
- Caring UK Awards - 18th Sep
- HCSA Awards - 22nd Sep
- Dental Industry Awards - 22nd Sep
- HFMA National Healthcare Finance Awards - 22nd Sep
- Tomorrow's Cleaning Awards - 28th Sep
- HSJ Partnership Awards - 29th Sep
- British Society for Rheumatology Best Practice Awards - 29th Sep
- UKABIF Awards - 29th Sep
- Aesthetics Awards - 30th Sep
- NLP Awards - 30th Sep
- European Lifestars Awards - 30th Sep
- ActivHeal® Nursing Awards - 6th Oct
- TITAN Health Awards - 13th Oct
- Health Business Awards - ~14th Oct
- AIHHP Golden Lobe Awards - N/A
- The Future Health Innovation Awards - ~15th Oct
- Global Wellness Awards - N/A
- The 3rd Sector Care Awards - 27th Oct

Hospitality Sport & Leisure
- NYX Game Awards - 13th Sep
- Worldwide Hospitality Awards - 15th Sep
- The BII National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs) - 15th Sep
- The World's 50 Best Bars - Ranking
- UK Festival Awards - 18th Sep
- The Blue Badge Access Awards - 18th Sep
- The Wedding Industry Awards - 25th Sep
- #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards - 28th Sep
- MUSE Hotel Awards - 28th Sep
- The Staff Canteen Awards - Multiple dates
- BASIS Sustainable Sports Awards - 29th Sep
- The Gaming Intelligence Awards - N/A
- The Great Outdoors Awards - ~17th Oct
- The International Gaming Awards - 18th Oct
- The GameHERS Awards - ~22nd Oct
- UK Restaurant Manager of the Year - ~25th Oct
- British Pool and Hot Tub Awards - 27th Oct
- iGB Affiliate Awards - ~31st Oct
- International Hotel Awards - UK - 31st Oct
- International Hotel Awards - Europe - 31st Oct

HR & Training
- Training APEX Awards - 5th Sep
- British Recruitment Awards - 8th Sep
- The Investors in People Awards - 8th Sep
- UK Coaching Awards - 11th Sep
- Culture Pioneers Awards - 15th Sep
- The Paseda360 National Coaching Awards - 15th Sep
- National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs) - 18th Sep
- Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Program - 18th Sep
- Fortune World's Best Workplaces - Ranking
TrainingIndustry.com Top Assessment and Evaluation Companies - 20th Sep
- Sword of Honour - 22nd Sep
- The ERSA Employability Awards - 22nd Sep
- Globe of Honour - 22nd Sep
- Federation of Awarding Bodies FAB Awards - 29th Sep
- Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards - 29th Sep
- RAD Awards (Recruitment Advertising) - 29th Sep
- Trans in the City Awards - 30th Sep
- Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative RIDI Awards - 30th Sep
- Coaching Culture Awards - ~5th Oct
- Internal Communications Brilliance Awards - 6th Oct
- HR Brilliance Awards - 6th Oct
- WorkL Happiest Companies Awards - 7th Oct
- Universum’s Most Attractive Employers - Ranking
- WorkLife Awards - 20th Oct
- WM People Top Employer Awards - 27th Oct
- The Engagement Excellence Awards - ~30th Oct
- Learning Excellence Awards - 31st Oct
- Britain's Healthiest Workplace - 31st Oct

IT & Telecommunications
- The Cyber OSPAs - 5th Sep
- JAX Innovation Awards - N/A
- The DevOps Awards - 8th Sep
- Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards - 8th Sep
- FT Tech Champions - 8th Sep
- Identity Excellence Awards - 8th Sep
- Glotel Awards - 10th Sep
- Sustainability Tech Awards - 15th Sep
- Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Program - 18th Sep
- The DCD Data Center Industry Global Awards - 18th Sep
- OpenUK Awards - 19th Sep
- VEGA Digital Awards - 20th Sep
- The EU Public Services Open Source Achievement Awards (OSOR Awards) - 21st Sep
- Fintech - Tech Ascension Awards - 22nd Sep
- UC Partner Awards - 22nd Sep
- The CSO 30 UK Awards - 25th Sep
- The European Software Testing Awards TESTAs - Multiple dates
- Twenty in Data and Technology Awards - 29th Sep
- App Growth Awards - 29th Sep
- The MobileWebAwards - 29th Sep
- Beijing ITEC Global Entrepreneurship Competition - EU&UK - 30th Sep
- Inavation Awards - Multiple dates
- Digital Engineering Awards - 5th Oct
- SugarCRM Customer Breakthrough Awards - ~5th Oct
- IoT Breakthrough Awards - 6th Oct
- Digital Top 50 Awards - ~10th Oct
- The Microsoft Advertising Partner Awards - ~10th Oct
- Global OPEX and Business Transformation Awards - 13th Oct
- The Good Web Guide Awards - ~15th Oct
- TechWorks Awards - ~16th Oct
- European Cybersecurity STARtup Award - ~18th Oct
- The NFT Awards - ~19th Oct
- DevOps - Tech Ascension Awards - 20th Oct
- The Cloud Awards - 20th Oct
- Women in IT Awards UK - ~23rd Oct
- FICO Decisions Awards - ~28th Oct
- Oracle Change Agents Awards - ~29th Oct
- The Proddy Awards - ~30th Oct
- The IDC Europe and Central Asia Industry Insights Awards - ~30th Oct
- IoT Evolution IoT Platforms Leadership Award - 30th Oct
- Datanami Readers' Choice Awards - ~30th Oct
- Digital Revolution Awards - 31st Oct
- The Cyber Security Awards - 31st Oct

Journalism Publishing & Media
- Foreign Press Association FPA Media Awards - 6th Sep
- Kidscreen Awards - 8th Sep
- Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards - 8th Sep
- PPA Independent Publisher Awards - 8th Sep
- The Editor & Publisher EPPY Awards - 16th Sep
- Audio Production Awards - 20th Sep
- The Broadcast Awards - 22nd Sep
- International Women's Podcast Awards - 22nd Sep
- The British Journalism Awards - 29th Sep
- Broadcast Journalism Training Council BJTC Awards - 5th Oct
- The Audio Verse Awards - Multiple dates
- The Guild of Motoring Writers Awards - ~30th Oct

Legal Services
- Inspirational Women in Law Awards - 5th Sep
- Personal Injury Awards - 8th Sep
- Chambers UK Bar Awards - N/A
- The Women and Diversity in Law Awards - ~23rd Oct

Marketing PR Events & Advertising
- The Drum Awards for Media - 6th Sep
- The Drum Awards for Search - 6th Sep
- The Drum Awards for Out of Home - 6th Sep
- Young Arrows Awards - 6th Sep
- The Drum Awards for B2B - 6th Sep
- The Drum Awards for Content - 6th Sep
- The Drum Awards for Social Purpose - 6th Sep
- European Enterprise Promotion Awards - Multiple dates
- The Drum Awards for PR - 6th Sep
- The Drum Awards for Creativity - 6th Sep
- The Drum Awards for Digital Advertising - 6th Sep
- The Drum Awards for Agency Business - 6th Sep
- The Drum Awards for Digital Industries (DADI Awards) - 6th Sep
- The Drum Awards for the Metaverse - 6th Sep
- The Drum Awards for Social Media - 6th Sep
- The Drum Awards for Experience - 6th Sep
- The Shorty Impact Awards - 7th Sep
- Diversity in Advertising Award - 7th Sep
- The Immortal Awards - 7th Sep
- HSMAI Adrian Awards - 8th Sep
- Digiday en Español Awards - 8th Sep
- National Outdoor Events Association NOEA Awards - 10th Sep
- Building Public Trust Awards - N/A
- NYX Marcom Awards - 13th Sep
- NYX Video Awards - 13th Sep
- MarCom Awards - 14th Sep
- PR & Marketing Excellence Awards - 15th Sep
- The Simplys (Digital Internal Communications Awards) - 15th Sep
- The International Content Marketing Awards - 15th Sep
- LIT Commercial Awards - 15th Sep
- The Lovie Awards - 15th Sep
- LIT Talent Awards - 20th Sep
- VEGA Digital Awards - 20th Sep
- The Eurobest Awards - 21st Sep
- The Data & Marketing Association DMA Awards - 22nd Sep
- Effie Awards Europe - 22nd Sep
- The SMARTIES UK (Mobile Marketing Association MMA) - 22nd Sep
- The SMARTIES EMEA (Mobile Marketing Association MMA) - 22nd Sep
- European Excellence Awards (PR) - 28th Sep
- Women in Marketing Awards - 28th Sep
- Campaign Brand Leadership & Partnership Awards - 28th Sep
- MUSE Creative Awards - 28th Sep
- Lens Awards - 29th Sep
- UK Search Awards - 29th Sep
- Ragan's Employee Communications Awards - 29th Sep
- Chief Marketer PRO Awards - 29th Sep
- Ragan's Top Places to Work in Communications - 29th Sep
- The Digital Signage Awards - 30th Sep
- Marketing Week Top 100 - Ranking
- Corporate Content Awards Europe - 6th Oct
- Internal Communications Brilliance Awards - 6th Oct
- Marketing and PR Brilliance Awards - 6th Oct
- The Epica Awards - 6th Oct
- Cynopsis Digital Model D Awards - ~9th Oct
- Bea World Best Event Awards - 10th Oct
- The Experience Design & Technology Awards - 13th Oct
- The LIVE Awards - 13th Oct
- Transform Awards Europe - 13th Oct
- The Content Council Pearl Awards - ~16th Oct
- Internet Marketing Association IMA Impact Awards - ~16th Oct
- ANA International Echo Awards - ~17th Oct
- Campaign Big Global Awards - 19th Oct
- Exhibition News EN Marketing Awards - 20th Oct
- European Sponsorship Association (ESA) Excellence Awards - 20th Oct
- PR Daily's Top Agencies Awards - ~23rd Oct
- The Audio Advertising Awards - 26th Oct
- PerformanceIN 50 - ~28th Oct
- PR News Social Impact Awards - ~28th Oct
- Clio Awards - ~28th Oct
- The Drum Future 50 - ~29th Oct
- The UnAwards - 30th Oct
- Global Digital PR Awards - ~30th Oct
- The Newsworks Awards - ~30th Oct

Planning & Property
- EA Masters Innovation Awards - 20th Sep
- UK Proptech Awards - ~5th Oct
- The Outstanding Property Award London - 10th Oct
- IAM Asset Management Excellence Awards - ~11th Oct
- Flexible Space Association Awards - ~28th Oct

Products & Manufacturing
- EU Product Safety Award - 8th Sep
- Glass Focus Awards - 21st Sep
- WorldStar Global Packaging Awards - 15th Oct
- The Packaging Innovation Awards brought to you by Dow - ~30th Oct

Public Sector
- EU Access City Award - 18th Sep
- Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards - 22nd Sep
- Councillor Awards (Cllr Awards) - 22nd Sep
- The KE Awards - 24th Sep
- National No2H8 Crime Awards - ~9th Oct
- The Royal Meteorological Society - 20th Oct

Retail & Consumer Goods
- The Walpole British Luxury Awards - N/A
- World Cheese Awards - 8th Sep
- Food & Drink Exporters Association FDEA Export Awards - 15th Sep
- The Takeaway Innovation Awards - N/A
- Free From Christmas Awards - 15th Sep
- National Fish and Chip Awards - 17th Sep
- The Academy of Chocolate Awards - 22nd Sep
- Travel Retail Superstars Awards - 22nd Sep
- Food Manufacture Excellence Awards - 25th Sep
- Retail Week Awards - 26th Sep
- Society of Food Hygiene & Technology SOFHT Awards - 29th Sep
- Farm Shop & Deli Awards - 29th Sep
- National Pizza Awards - 29th Sep
- Good Food Awards - 30th Sep
- The Asian Curry Awards - 30th Sep
- The Beauty Shortlist & Wellbeing Awards - 5th Oct
- The Drinks Business Green Awards - 6th Oct
- World Plant-Based Taste Awards - 6th Oct
- Digiday Modern Retail Awards - 6th Oct
- Tiptree World Bread Awards Heroes - ~9th Oct
- European Street Food Awards - Multiple dates
- The FED Awards - ~14th Oct
- Free From Gift Awards - ~14th Oct
- World Beverage Innovation Awards - 15th Oct
- The Online Scotch Whisky Awards - ~16th Oct
- Just Eat Restaurant Awards - ~16th Oct
- ISPO Awards - ~18th Oct
- People's Choice Drinks Awards - 20th Oct
- Sainsbury's Magazine Food & Drink Awards - ~26th Oct
- Retail Technology Innovation Hub - RTIH Innovation Awards - 27th Oct
- Service Dealer Awards - ~28th Oct
- Made For Mums Awards - ~28th Oct
- British Sewing Awards - ~29th Oct
- Best of Craft Awards - ~30th Oct
- Fry Awards - 31st Oct

Supply Chain
- The Working Capital and Supply Chain Finance Awards - 15th Sep
- Supply & Demand Chain Executive - Top Software & Technology Solutions - 22nd Sep
- Gartner Power of the Profession Awards - ~31st Oct

Third Sector
- The King's Award For Voluntary Service - 15th Sep
- Charity Virtual Event Awards - 30th Sep
- Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity - ~31st Oct

Transport & Logistics
- Parkers New Car Awards - N/A
- Motor Trader Industry Awards - 15th Sep
- Commercial Motor Awards - 15th Sep
- The TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Awards - 15th Sep
- The DAME Design Awards (Marine Industry) - 16th Sep
- Vehicle Recycling Excellence Awards - 20th Sep
- Greenfleet Awards - 29th Sep
- What Van? Awards - 29th Sep
- SPOTLIGHT Rail Awards - 29th Sep
- The Institute of Couriers (IoC) National Courier Awards - 30th Sep
- FN50 Fleet News - N/A
- Rail Business Awards - 6th Oct
- Community Rail Awards - 9th Oct
- The Rail Staff Awards - 11th Oct
- Aviation Week Network's Laureate Awards - 23rd Oct
- The Sunday Times Motor Awards - ~30th Oct

Travel & Tourism
- The Silver Travel Awards - 10th Sep
- Creative Tourism Awards - 11th Sep
- MUSE Hotel Awards - 28th Sep
- Globe Travel Awards - ~5th Oct
- Business Traveller Awards - N/A
- World Ski Awards - 13th Oct
- Gay Travel Awards - ~26th Oct

Tune in at 7:34am to listen to the entire interview regarding Banking Hubs in the U.K. and the Dorking Chairman’s response.

Read our opinion editorial on the state of banking in Dorking.

But what do you think?

Have your say in the comments.

We are so pleased to share Davinia Hadley's interview on 12th August on BBC Surrey today about the Summer Safari Trail. She did a brilliant job serving as an ambassador for our town!

Tune in here, at timestamp 02:43:49.

Summer Safari Trail

If you missed the Dorking BID today on BBC Surrey with James Cannon, tune in here at 01:51:33 and again at 02:22:26.

Dorking BID Manager Kathy Kyle discussed what the BID does and how it is helping to rejuvenate the local community.

The Dorking BID exists to support our future-focused, resilient and sustainable market town where businesses thrive and where people want to live, start a business, work, and visit.

The Dorking BID is business led and funded. It focuses on creating a safe, clean, green and welcoming environment for all to enjoy, where ideas and feedback are listened to and acted upon.

The team works collaboratively with community partners to support, enable and empower the local community.

When people support local businesses, we are investing in ourselves. 

And that is what the Business Improvement District does; we collaborate with our community groups, schools, families, council, to make Dorking a better place to live, start and own a business and visit.

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