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The toast of Surrey

Published 4th April, 2012 by Neil Nixon

The toast of Surrey

A thriving cleaning supplies business has cleaned up at the 2012 Toast of Surrey business awards. Source Supplies claimed the prize for the best business with up to £1 million turnover, shining through against some stiff competition. With over 60,000 small businesses in Surrey, owners Dave Piper and Ollie Rastall were delighted just to be nominated as finalists: “Just being a part of this was a big deal for us - to win is absolutely incredible and very humbling,” said Piper.

Sarah De Lacey, a judge for the awards, said: “Source Supplies’ principles for their business was to meet industry standards, then raise the bar. The very foundation of their company is based on service, understanding their customers and empowering their employees. They demonstrated positive business growth during difficult economic times and have an impressive plan for continuous expansion, which recognises the contribution from staff, customers and their suppliers. An inspiring company.”

The Blackwater-based company was started seven years ago by Piper, with Rastall joining in 2010. “I came into this business knowing we couldn’t compete if we set out to be just like our competitors,” said Piper. “To get above the noise we had to create a unique brand that focuses on what our customers really want but also by delivering a service that commits to delivering our promises with thoughtful touches along the way.”

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