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Published: 14 June 2016

School chooses farm shop as Young Business of the Year

A farm shop trading for just seven months has been chosen by Surrey Business School as the winner of the Young Business of the Year category in the Toast of Surrey 2016.

The awards recognise the achievements of businesses across the county and celebrate the thriving Surrey economy in general.

Surrey Business School was proud to be back as sponsors of the Toast Young Business of the Year (trading less than 12 months) category for the fourth year running. This year’s winners are Ruby & Kind, a newly established farm food shop in Cranleigh with local and artisan produce, employing five staff. The company has had an impressive 5,847 customers in its short trading time and supports over 25 local independent suppliers.

Our Surrey Business School Toast judging team said: “The team behind Ruby & Kind has an authentic entrepreneurial spirit. They have built a genuine community base working with other local businesses, volunteers and give back through their work with schools.

“The team has a real passion for delivering a quality product and service. Under one year in, we saw a sustainable business with exciting plans for the future.’’

Danny Adams, Ruby & Kind co-owner said: “We’re absolutely ecstatic. For a small business like us, three guys from a local comprehensive, to win something. We are absolutely over the moon.”

Previous winners of the Young Business of the Year are Seasons coffee shop in Woking and pet food supplier Nutriment. Each demonstrated a deep understanding of their customers and found innovative solutions to the challenges they faced in their first year of operating.

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