There may be 12 weeks remaining to highlight west London’s best businesses but organisers are urging people to get their nominations in now.
West London Business, the umbrella organisation for all chambers of commerce in this quarter of the capital, is keen to make sure everything from hotels to garden centres gets a chance to be recognised for great work.
The awards are the only ones of their kind for the area as a whole and aim to celebrate excellence and showcase the innovation and entrepreneurial character within west London’s business community.
Entries are encouraged from companies in all sectors from across the sub-region, whether or not they are members of West London Business.
The gala dinner presentation, with 300 attendees expected, will be both a fabulous showcase of excellence, and a superb networking and promotional opportunity.
Last year’s inaugural event saw successes for Park Royal based Charlie Bighams, which won Food and Drink Business of the Year, and Natalie Culhane who scooped Apprentice of the Year.
Summing up why he entered, Charlie’s operations director Paul said: “We were obviously delighted to win the awards, the competition was tough, there were lots of great companies on the shortlist. I entered us because I wanted my team to be recognised for their amazing work. The presentation dinner was a really good way to say Thank You.”
The categories are:
Training and development
Apprentice of the Year
Exporter/International Business of the Year
Best Business meeting venue
Logistics Business of the Year
Food & Drink Business of the Year
Hospitality Business of the Year
Retail Business of the Year
Technology Business of the Year
SME of the Year
Property and Construction Business of the Year
Creative Industries Business of the Year
Green Business of the Year
West London Business of the Year
Overall Winner of West London Business Awards
Deadline for receipt of entries is September 19. Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner being held at the Raddison Blu Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow on Thursday November 27.
For tips on creating the perfect nomination visit WLB’s website here
One awards you definitely don’t have time to dawdle over nominations for are the Hounslow Business Awards run by Hounslow Chamber of Commerce.
Last year was also the debut for the awards which saw wins for companies including Chiswick based My Plumber which won the overall title as well as Out and About magazine which scooped the Commutment to the Community category.
Nominations close this Friday (4) with categories including
Best SME Business
Best Green Business
Best Business for Customer Service
Independent Retailer of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year
Best Hospitality & Leisure Business
Commitment to the Community
Exporter of the Year
Best New Business
Best Business for Marketing & Social Media
Best Business for Training & Development
Business of the Year
The awards were launched last month at iBurbia Studios in Chiswick and will be handed out at Holiday Inn Brentford Lock with a gala dinner on October 2.
To register click here