We are very pleased to be able to announce that VantagePoint has been awarded the Trade Mark Surrey Hills in recognition for the support we have and continue to give to the Surrey Hills AONB family. We have supported the Surrey Hills since 2009 when we first started publishing our local community magazines and will continue to do so, given we fully endorse their aims and aspirations.
In presenting the award, Executive Director of Surrey Hills Enterprises, Wendy Varcoe MBE, said: “VantagePoint Magazine is one of the outstanding Surrey organisations to be awarded the Trade Mark Surrey Hills. It is a new accreditation and a mark of local provenance and quality. The award promotes the very best of what Surrey has to offer and celebrates those organisations of high quality that reflect and support the distinct and special nature of the Surrey Hills and who share the values of supporting the local environment”.
“Surrey Hills Enterprises seeks to promote local businesses and encourage the local community to purchase local products and to support local services, which is exactly what we at VantagePoint set out to do when we published our first magazine nearly 10 years ago”, said Stefan Reynolds, publisher of VantagePoint.
“I am delighted that we have been awarded this Trade Mark in appreciation of the work we have done over the years to promote the Surrey Hills and some of the wonderful businesses, products and services within it, something we will of course continue to do into the future.”
The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said: “The Surrey Hills Trade Mark awards play an important role in celebrating the high-quality products and services the area is renowned for, and the awardees all deserve our congratulations”.
The award is presented by Surrey Hills Enterprises which works with local businesses to support the rural economy and to promote, protect and enhance the beautiful Surrey Hills. As a Community Interest Company, funds generated from its work go back to support the work of enhancing Surrey Hills, its landscape and local communities.
For more information on Surrey Hills Enterprises and the wider Surrey Hills AONB family, please visit their website at www.surreyhills.org.