A Surrey-based dog cr\u00e8che company has scooped a top national business award.\r\nBruce\u2019s Doggy Day Care received the best small business accolade at the SME National Business Awards 2017 ceremony on Friday (1 December) at Wembley Stadium.\r\nThe company was crowned winner in the \u2018Business of the Year less than 50 Employees\u2019 category and runner-up in the \u2018Business Innovation\u2019 category.\r\nThe past few years have brought rapid expansion for the business, leading to a growing client base and the introduction of a unique\u00a0tailor-made customer iPhone app and staff iPad app to cope with the demand.\r\nAs well as bespoke cloud-based CRM (customer relationship management) software.\r\nThe judges commented that Bruce\u2019s Doggy Day Care is a \u201cfantastic business who have found their niche. Great use of technology shows innovation can be brought to any sector.\u201d\r\nBruce Casalis, managing director, Bruce\u2019s Doggy Day Care, said:\u00a0\u201cWe are absolutely thrilled to receive this national recognition. As one of the leading and most respected dog cr\u00e8che businesses in the country, we have grown rapidly in the past couple of years. Our success is very much down to an excellent hardworking team and loyal customers \u2013 four-legged and two! I\u2019d like to personally thank them all for enabling us to reach the finals and receive this best in class award.\u201d\r\nFurther information on the SME National Business Awards 2017 can be found\u00a0here.