Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush scooped the big prize at this year's West London Business Awards.
It was named West London Business of the Year at the glittering ceremony held last week at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel at Heathrow, which was media sponsored by Getwestlondon .
Judges unanimously chose Westfield London as their overall winner after looking at all the category winners on their night.
Lavishing praise on the shopping centre, one judge said: “Westfield works hard for its tenants, of course, but its presence inspires investment in Shepherd's Bush – which has a remarkable amount of activity – and in West London as a whole”.
Another commented: “It provides a huge amount of employment – much of it for local people who have found new opportunity and new aspirations. All in all, Westfield is a powerful catalyst for good in West London!”
It also picked up Green Business of the Year award for their efforts in achieving zero waste to landfill for them and their tenants.
HammersmithLondon BID won the marketing award, and director Patricia Bench, said: “We were thrilled at being nominated so to win is fantastic.
“As the BID, our main objective is to make Hammersmith a more pleasant place to work, live and visit generating more footfall for businesses so initiatives such as the Summer Festival allow us to achieve this. We had a very successful year as thousands came into Hammersmith to enjoy the entertainment on offer to them.
“To be recognised for our efforts when we were up against such big companies is a real achievement, and one that we’re very proud of.”
Ross Sturley, publisher of Business West magazine and Principal of co-organiser Chart Lane, said: “These awards demonstrate the quality that exists in West London. The combination of large international companies and nimble, entrepreneurial start-ups makes for a dynamic and exciting business environment. It’s no wonder this is the UK's second largest sub-regional economy.”
And speaking after the ceremony, Andrew Dakers, CEO of West London Business said: “West London Business works to help drive forward the sub-region’s global economic competitiveness. Last night's winners and shortlisted entries all remind us of the sheer excellence that runs through our economy and demonstrate why West London is the best place to do business."
The awards aim to celebrate business excellence, and showcase the innovation and entrepreneurial character within west London’s business community, and was held on November 26 at the Heathrow hotel and attended by 300 people.
Full list of winners
Company - Category
Knowall IT - Innovation
Brunel University London - Best Meeting and Events venue
HammersmithLondon - Marketing Award
Peter Brett Associates - Employer of the Year
Brunel University London - Training and Development
Carly Nettleford, Ultra Electronics - Apprentice of the Year
Westfield London - Green Business of the Year
A2Dominion Group - Corporate Social Responsibility Award
Beond - Best Advisor/Consultancy
AirSea Packing Logistics - Business of the Year
Beond - SME of the Year
Parker Cars - Retail Business of the Year
Pell Frischmann - Export/International Business of the Year
Locata Technology - Business of the Year
Dorsett Hotel - Hospitality Business of the Year
Kolak Snack Foods - Food and Drink Business of the Year
A2Dominion Group - Property and Construction Business of the Year
Hub-Box - Creative Industries Business of the Year
Alma Consulting Group Financial Services Business of the Year
Kolak Snack Foods - Park Royal Business of the Year
Westfield London - West London Business of the Year
Highly Commended - entries close to winning their categories which judges felt deserve special mention
Locata - Innovation
Westfield London - Marketing Award
David Casey (Cargiant) - Apprentice of the Year
Jordan Droy (Natural Hair Salon and Uxbridge College) - Apprentice of the Year
Mikey Barnes, The Arch - Apprentice of the Year
Stephen Johnson Photography - Creative Industries Business of the year
Cargiant - Park Royal Business of the year