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Don't leave it too long to nominate your best business in the west

Plenty of prizes up for grabs in awards to recognise the best companies in west London.

Grain were one of the company's to win a category at last year's West London Business Awards.

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:

Innovation

Training and development

Apprentice of the Year

Exporter/International Business of the Year

Best Business meeting venue

Best Advisor/Consultancy

Marketing Campaign

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

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