Grayshott Cleans Up! Winning third Best Business in the Community Award

BIG “Litter Hitters” getting ready for action in the village on Saturday the 2nd August.L to R Clive Slaughter, Sian Wheeler, Brian Archer, Ben Bagguley, Phil Bates, John Bevis, Dick Smith

The Buy In Grayshott Group (BIG) have won yet another prestigious award by scooping “The Best Business In The Community Award ” in The Hampshire Village Of The Year Competition.

This latest award will sit proudly next to the plaque BIG won in 2002 when Grayshott was awarded the distinction of winning the best village in England and Wales for “Business In The Community” which was presented on behalf of BIG to Dick Smith, Phil Bates, and Peter Hatch by HRH The Princess Royal. That same year BIG also won the regional Business category award for Southern and East England and again this achievement was repeated in 2005.

Dick, Chairman of BIG said, “he was over the moon to be told of this latest award and added that all the credit must go to our 150+ members who not only get on and run their successful businesses but also contribute to support village community life and many don’t mind rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in when helping groups in the village running the numerous events we have. Grayshott clearly demonstrates how villagers that support their local businesses can flourish.

Phil went on to say,” Winning this award illustrates that a village does not need large-scale funding or complex organisations to get things done, in Grayshott there is a very entrepreneurial approach which has real business benefits for all”

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