EVERYONE has a favourite borough business – and now people have the chance to nominate the area's finest firms for a prestigious award.
The Hammersmith and Fulham Brilliant Business Awards – supported by the Chronicle – will shine a light on the borough’s brightest and most-outstanding businesses, entrepreneurs and community-minded enterprises.
The awards were launched on Tuesday at Hammersmith Town Hall during a ceremony featuring borough mayor Frances Stainton, a host of sponsors and former finalists Young Honeys, a Goldhawk Road beauty parlour which came runner-up in entrepreneur category last year.
The shop’s Kay Davis said the nomination had boosted trade. “It has been brilliant for us, as the recognition has really driven up business and created a buzz,” she added. “Hopefully, we can go one better this year.”
Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s business champion, Councillor Robert Iggulden said: "With 17,000 businesses based in the borough, Hammersmith and Fulham is west London’s business capital. We are home to businesses of all shapes and sizes and I hope that people who live, work and visit the borough will vote for their favourite ones in the forthcoming awards."
The closing date for nominations is Monday, October 21. Votes will be counted and the top eight business nominations in each category will be contacted and asked to submit a simple application form with a 250-word section on why they feel they should win the category for which they have been nominated.
The forms will be assessed by a panel of independent judges made up of industry specialists.
The H&F Brilliant Business Awards Celebration 2013 takes place on Thursday, November 7, at Bush Hall in Shepherd’s Bush.
Businesses can also download a Brilliant Business Awards business pack and a Vote for Us poster at www.lbhf.gov.uk/businessawards .
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a print copy.
To vote or find out more on the categories, visit email@example.com or call 020 8753 5585.