Southwark Bridge Road-based telecommunications firm Telinet has won the AXA Small to Medium Business Award at the National Business Awards South East Regional Finals.
Tony Cook, chief executive of Telinet Solutions, received the award Graham Trueman of AXA, the category sponsor, before more than 500 business leaders and other VIPs at a dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel.
"We are delighted to win this award, as a small business it is gratifying to have our achievements and hard work recognised by such a prestigious award programme," commented Mr Cook.
Telinet Solutions have been providers of a complete range of telephony and data network services to businesses since 1993. In an increasingly competitive market it has remained a lean organisation. So much so, that only seven staff are responsible for the multi-million pound turnover.
Winners now advance as finalists in The National Business Awards being held in London on 7 November and may later go on to The European Business Awards in Brussels in January.
AXA's Graham Trueman, one of the judges of the award, said: "Telinet Solutions is an outstanding example of a financially and commercially strong business. Its solid management strategies and processes will allow the business the flexibility to respond to any future threat to the business and enable steady growth. AXA wishes Telinet and the other finalists great success for the future."