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Ash is a privately owned construction company with offices in Guildford, Surrey and West Malling, Kent. They specialise in educational, ecclesiastical, leisure, health and commercial sectors, working all across the South East.

Bessler Hendrie Chartered Accountants have been established over 15 years, being a break away from a top ten Practice. Now a 6 Partner firm with over 30 staff we provide a solution-driven comprehensive service to a wide variety of clients. Their core values being those of client care, quality service and a passion and enthusiasm for what we do.

Based in Guildford, BEST is a unique group of businesses who individually or together can help local companies to build and run their businesses better.

The British Wood Flooring Company. Beautiful and bespoke wood floors, specialists in reclaimed, antique and stunning parquet floors. They provide originality and style for discerning clients.

Custodian Insurance is a specialist business insurance agency based in Surrey. Delivering affordable, quality protection to SMEs for professional indemnity, Cyber Protection insurance, Employment Dispute Insurance, Directors & Officers insurance and Legal expenses.
No call centres, no jargon, just understanding and service.

Crisp Thinking was founded in 2005 to protect online communities with proactive moderation – removing offensive content and policing malicious users. Now brands as well as online games work with Crisp to manage and moderate User Generated Content. The company offers the first social media moderation service to combine highly trained human moderators with advanced technology to guarantee 100% brand risk detection within 15 minutes on a 24/7 basis in more than 50 languages. The company’s clients include many recognised global brands in the airline, beverage, consumer electronics, gaming, CPG, beauty and luxury goods industries.

Negotiation and Business Advisor, President elect of the Professional Speaking Assn, and Author. Derek Arden is an excellent adviser, currently sitting on the board of 5 companies, and often appears on television and radio. Derek’s clients benefit from his unique blend of experience that comes from being both a hands-on practitioner and leading-edge teacher. He is a certified business practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Associations of both the UK and USA. Derek is President of the Challengers Business Club.

Enduralife specialise in providing protection products to members of the public accross the whole of the UK. Their clients benefit from our being able to offer information on the broadest range of products and services. Whether it be for Life Assurance or Critical Illness Cover or both, their team has many years of experience in helping you find the most suitable product at the right price.

Ewbank has a heritage to be proud of, it’s a household favourite and a much loved brand that has been providing innovative cleaning solutions for over 135 years. Innovative design, reliability and customer satisfaction are always top priority and have been our continued strength against our competitors.
Now in the present, Ewbank is still selling carpet sweepers and other products, including floor polishers, vacuum cleaners, shampooers and steam cleaning solutions, all at affordable prices, meaning that Ewbank is always the practical solution to everyday cleaning.

Flamme Rouge is a strategic marketing and business development consultancy specialising in Professional Services firms. Bringing director level advice and hands on support to small and medium sized firms to harness opportunities in their local and regional markets. With 20 years’ experience of working with professional services firms we understand the intricacies and challenges of marketing and business development for law, accountancy, finance and property based professional services firms.

Free Bird Film is a production company based in the United Kingdom. They produce promotional, explainer, case study, event, conference and music videos, and guarantee the highest cinematic quality at the best rates to promote your business. They are also a social enterprise, and use our profits to create films for NGOs and charities pro bono.

Ingrid Weel is a Surrey based photographer. Her services include Weddings, Portraits and Corporate photography at an excellent standard. She is passionate about creating a relaxed and enjoyable experience for her clients – capturing them in the most creative way possible.

Kelly’s Storage is a family business, originally and still based in Guildford, run by the 3rd and 4th generation, specialising in Self Storage and Document Storage. They cover London and the south-east and have depots in St.Albans and Guildford.

A stately home for all occasions, Loseley Park is sought after for civil weddings, corporate events, and as a location for films such as Pride and Prejudice. But it’s also a place to visit, to enjoy the grounds, the garden and house.

Love Your Logo are absolutely 100% committed to giving dedicated, personal service, whether for a keenly competitive quote on corporate gifts or simply for information. They have an enormous range of corporate gifts, corporate clothing, work wear and personal gifts. They are small enough to guarantee a personal service while their affiliation to a ‘The Select Buying Group’ means an extensive support network and the most competitive pricing.

Magimix is recognised as the makers of the best food processor in the world. Still made in France today, they have a rich heritage in food preparation and kitchen products and today’s portfolio combines cooking traditions with the latest design technology. The Magimix superior quality is underpinned by the unbelievable 30 year motor guarantee and superior after sales service which ensures everyone gets the best out of their Magimix. Magimix, built better to last longer.

Independently owned four star hotel in the heart of Guildford, The Mandolay Hotel couples exceptional service with first class facilities and our 72 comfortable bedrooms and exceptional meeting facilities make us the obvious choice for business visitors. For those seeking a leisurely break or family get-together we work closely with many local attractions and they are proud members of Visit Surrey, the organisation dedicated to promoting our beautiful county. The Mandolay is delighted to support a great local organisation such as Challengers that the staff and volunteers give their time so generously and work so tirelessly to help our community. It makes their association with Challengers a very proud one for everyone at the hotel.

Established since 1967, MEA Construction Consultants are a professional practice of Chartered Quantity Surveyors, Cost Consultants and Project Managers. From their offices in Godalming, Chippenham and Covent Garden, they work throughout the UK in all construction sectors covering new build, alteration, conservation and refurbishment works.
They were delighted to be involved with the Challengers Big Build Appeal, acting as Quantity Surveyors and Employers Agent for their new Play centre in Guildford.

Morrisons Solicitors is committed to delivering outstanding service to all their clients building upon our experience of providing integrated high quality legal advice to individuals, families and businesses. Through their commitment to clients, colleagues, partners and communities they can build a stronger future together supporting each other. Meeting their clients’ needs lies at the heart of everything we do. Many of their solicitors have experience with larger regional or London law firms, while others have a background in business or have risen through the ranks of smaller, local firms. Their experienced and astute lawyers understand and appreciate your business and your individual needs.

Plan A, based in Guildford, provide architecture and surveying services for commercial and residential clients across the South East. Their previous clients have ranged from the Arundel Museum & Education Centre and Glenthorne High School in Sutton. They have been involved with Challengers’ Big Build Appeal, helping to design and construct our new Guildford Playcentre in 2013.

Pro Drive IT has grown providing many years of services to the energy and professional services markets, where expectations are high and growth can be rapid. They understand the need for a partner who can bring technology together and develop a joined up strategy, all in a language you can relate to. People are the key to everything they do – that’s why they only hire the best in the industry, they must have the right people skills. We realise that the right staff, and that means enthusiastic and engaged staff, is what makes the difference. They take training seriously and maintain an ongoing programme of professional development to support it.

Property House Marketing, the key division of The House Group, works for national, regional and local property developers, housing associations and property related companies. They deliver sustained and consistent PR advice, support and strategy. PHM’s work targets the media, opinion-formers and influencers, and most importantly potential purchasers, clients and investors. They are active in B2B-related PR, helping clients reach out in their marketplace and across their sector.

Punter Southall Wealth are Chartered Financial Planners with five offices around the UK. They have a central Guildford office with 30 experienced staff, and are the largest firm of Independent Financial Planners in the Guildford area. They offer private clients a bespoke professional service that creatively addresses their diverse range of financial objectives. They have a clear fee proposition and an initial meeting with clients is without cost or obligation. Punter Southall Wealth are part of the broader Punter Southall Group and have been placed 9th in the FTAdviser’s Top 100 Financial Advisers as one of the UK’s very best.

Ramsac commits to making IT stress free. They do this through the provision of people focused, strategic and proactive IT outsourcing. Whether you need to outsource your IT in totality, or whether you have a great in house IT department that could sometimes use some additional IT support resource or specific expertise, ramsac has repeatedly proven that we can exceed expectations.

Real Learning was set up to accelerate success by focusing on providing innovative learning experiences and learning support systems to professional services sector. Their goal is to improve the vital strategic thinking and people skills that help an organisation create highly effective resilient collaborative teams.

RHW Solicitors. Your local law firm providing specialist legal advice on a wide range of legal matters. They have specialist knowledge in commercial matters, in particular we are renowned for dealing with healthcare providers. RHW also offer a strong private client team of solicitors, to meet the individual’s needs.

Riverford Organic Farmers. Riverford is an organic farm and UK-wide organic vegetable box delivery company founded by Guy Singh-Watson in Devon, England. Guy’s idea was to introduce a weekly vegetable box scheme, the box being delivered direct to customers’ doors with locally grown produce. Starting from a weekly delivery of around 30 boxes to family and friends, in 2018 Riverford delivers around 45,000 boxes per week to households nationwide, sending its own meat and vegetables as well as organic fruit, dairy, wine, store cupboard staples and more. To achieve this they have formed a mutual cooperative of British farmers – not all in Devon. The weekly boxes come with a newsletter explaining the content of the box, giving farm news from Riverford and providing appropriate recipes.

Roffe Swayne are Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors based in Godalming. Roffe Swayne look to work in partnership with all their clients over the long term and invest time in listening, to ensure that advice fits exactly with the client’s aims. They are constantly striving to be innovative in the way in which they deliver their services.

Something Big provide design and marketing services for a variety of businesses – large or small; private or public sector; consumer facing or b2b; global, national, or just around the corner!

The Promotional Edge is all about events that have the edge. They create events that work, we style events that ‘wow’, we never leave anything to chance and we take huge pride in offering our clients a unique service experience. Whether you’re looking for a tailor-made corporate event or a very individual private function their promise is that they’ll exceed your expectations.

The Whiteley Clinic is a private Medical Facility specialising in surgical and non-surgical treatment of varicose veins and venous conditions – and is where The Whiteley Protocol™ was developed for the treatment of varicose veins.

TMB Group provides a wide range of IT services and products to businesses and other organisations across the South East and London. Their mission is to make IT solutions that suit our customers’ needs and budgets, without blinding them with jargon or complicated user agreements. With many years of experience behind them, they can help with managed services, software licensing, accounting solutions, cyber security, hosting, cloud applications, technical consultancy and much, much more.

The Wilky Group focuses on property investment, development and related activities and holds an investment portfolio worth in excess of £30m. The Group was formed 60 years ago and is based in Guildford, Surrey and Farnborough, Hants.

Not only is it a pleasure to be associated with such an enthusiastic and successful organisation as Challengers, but their Business Club attracts like-minded members of the local community with whom we can share ideas, experiences and find opportunities to work together. It’s a networking organisation with heart and spirit

– Paul Giniver, Plan A Architects

Joining the Challengers Champions Business Club was one of the best decisions I made. I have experienced genuine offers of help and advice from other members, and have also had the opportunity to attend events which have attracted fantastic inspiring speakers. I feel part of the ‘Challengers family’ and it is even more of a benefit when you know your money is going towards securing a safe and happy environment for so many young people to flourish in

– Laura Reeves, Caremark MidSurrey