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Hounslow Business Awards 2016: Chiswick business takes home multiple accolades

Triple award for Chiswick home start-up business Love Give Ink founded by Martha Keith

Winners of the Hounslow Business Awards 2016(Image: PAUL TANNER PHOTOGRAPHY 2016)

A Chiswick home start-up business has scooped not one, not two, but three trophies at the Hounslow Business Awards.

Entrepreneur Martha Keith is the founder of Love Give Ink , a handmade personalised gifts and stationary company, which began life from her spare bedroom in Chiswick three years ago growing into an eight person team, recently moving into a site in Brentford .

She triumphed at the glittering awards ceremony for local businesses winning entrepreneur of the year, best new business and the prestigious business of the year award, at the event held Hilton London Syon Park Hotel on Thursday October 13.

The businesswoman inspired by gifts that she and her other half have given each other, said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have been recognised by the Hounslow Business Awards in this way.

"We are so proud to be a local company employing local people and I hope this allows more of Hounslow to hear about us and what we do."

“We are currently preparing for Christmas, which includes launching some exciting new product ranges and expanding our team here at Love Give Ink HQ."

Last year Ms Keith was recognised by Notonthehighstreet.com winning the start-up success of the year award.

Founder of Love Give Ink Martha Keith from Chiswick

Other winners included staff at the Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel for best customer service, where general manager, Stephen Clayton, received the award.

An opticians based in Chiswick and Fulham, The Eye Studio, were also among the accolade winners scooping the independent retailer of the year award.

Owners Andrew Harman and Nick Singfield are delighted to have won the accolade for their work as an independent practice.

Mr Harman said: “Winning this award is so exciting for us.

"It’s incredibly gratifying to know that our efforts to provide our community with quality optical care have been recognised.”

Hotel staff thrilled with winning best customer service award at Hounslow Business Awards 2016

The event, organised by Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, is supported by Hounslow council and sponsored by Hounslow Highways.

Stephen Fry, chief executive of the Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, said: “What a fantastic evening.

"Every part of the borough was celebrated as the home of innovators.

"Tonight demonstrated that Hounslow is brimming with talent. It was a privilege to share in their success.”

Councillor Steve Curran, leader of Hounslow council, said: “Our local businesses are the bedrock of commerce in Hounslow and provide many local jobs to residents.

"Congratulations to all the winners and the finalists for their continuing outstanding contributions to our business community."

Finalists and winners were chosen by a panel of industry and business leaders.

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Full list of the winners:

Best New Business - Love Give Ink, Chiswick, now Brentford-based

Best Business for Customer Service - Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel, Hounslow

Independent retailer of the Year - The Eye Studio Opticians, Chiswick

Entrepreneur of the Year - Martha Keith - Love Give Ink

Innovation of the Year - Banana Moon Day Nursery Hounslow

Best Business for Marketing & Social Media - National Trust, Osterley Park and House, Isleworth

Best International Business of the Year- Stem Marketing Ltd, Chiswick

Logistic Business of the Year - Transworld Marketing Logistics, Hounslow

Best Green Business - Magenta Security Services, Hounslow

Employer of the Year- Piccolo Playcentre, Chiswick

Best Charity or Social Enterprise - Brentford Market

Best SME - My Plumber, Chiswick

Business of the Year - Love Give Ink

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