Geoffrey and his twin brother David were joint managing directors of the Dove Group PLC, Austin and Jaguar main dealers, the business started by their father in 1925.
Geoffrey was made an MBE in January 2001 in recognition of his work for small businesses in Croydon, and to honour his commitment to both StartUp Croydon and the local business community, we have launched the Geoffrey Dove Award 2023 to pay homage to our past and as motivation to continue developing your future.
As we are at the helm of the business community, we already recognise many individuals who are deserving of this award. You may, however, know others who are not known to us, so please nominate anyone you feel goes the extra mile to support others as their business grows, or someone who provides advice free of charge or who has helped others to raise investment – perhaps they have passed on information regarding grants, or they simply go that extra mile to make introductions and create events.
All businesses are different, so the remit for nominations for this award is simple:
- They live or work in Croydon
- They are making a positive impact to the local economy