A doggy day care centre in Cobham was named as the best small business at an awards ceremony this week.

Bruce’s Doggy Day Care, Cobham Road, picked up the trophy at the London Business Awards on Tuesday, June 17.

The day care was among 105 companies attending the awards and one of five finalists in the small business category.

The Cobham business, owned by Bruce Casalis, faced competition from more than 200 applicants before the shortlist was drawn up for the category.

Mr Casalis’ company was shortlisted for three awards in total and the dog lover said the experience of winning was ‘amazing’.

He said: "I’m extremely proud of the business and the incredible 15-strong team that makes Bruce’s Doggy Day Care the success it is.

"Our mantra has always been to love our clients’ dogs as much as they do and provide an exceptional service.

"I’d like to thank all our customers for their support and in particular our four-legged friends for being such fun to work with."