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Applications are now open for Merton Best Business Awards

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We are Gold Sponsors of the prestigious Business Leader of the Year category at the upcoming 2024 Merton Best Business Awards!
These awards are all about celebrating and recognising the incredible businesses right here in Merton. From small startups to established enterprises, there’s a category for everyone.
And guess what? Applications are now open!
So if you’re a business leader who’s been making waves in Merton, or if you know someone who deserves to be recognised, don’t miss out on this opportunity.
We’re proud to support our local business community and can’t wait to see all the amazing nominations again this year. Let’s make this year’s awards the best yet!
To apply for an award or vote for your favourite business, visit the business award website The deadline for applications is Friday 14th June 2024.

Local awards to celebrate and recognise businesses in Merton is back for 2024!

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The 2024 Merton Best Business Awards officially launched on Wednesday 20 March, with a new set of categories to not only recognise and promote excellence, innovation and best practice in Merton – but to reward the innovators, the success stories and the entrepreneurs.

We are proud to sponsor the award category: Business Leader of the Year

Whether you are a homebased business or a small, medium or large employer, there is a category for you.

The awards this year are:

  • Sport and Fitness Business of the Year
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award
  • Independent Business Award
  • Hospitality Business Award
  • Best New Business
  • Freelancer of the Year
  • Charity of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • Best Enterprising Business
  • Online Retailer Award
  • Best in the Creative Sector
  • Sustainable Impact Award
  • Contribution to the Community
  • Best Customer Service Award – Public Vote

Thinking about applying?

  • The competition is open to all businesses based in Merton, that commenced trading prior to January 2022. If you are part of a national business, you should have a significant business operation in Merton.
  • The one exception to this is Best New Business which is open to all businesses in Merton who commenced trading after January 2022.
  • The Charity of the Year Award is the only category open to charities, who should be based in Merton. If you are a national charity brand, you should have a significant operation in Merton.
  • You may enter up to two categories. In addition to this you can also enter, or be nominated, for the public vote category.
  • The awards are FREE to enter!

To apply for an award or vote for your favourite business, visit the business award website The deadline for applications is Friday 14th June 2024.

Celebrating Excellence at the Merton Business Awards 2023

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Last night marked an exceptional occasion as the Merton business community gathered at AFC Wimbledon to celebrate the Merton Best Business Awards 2023. It was a night filled with recognition, celebration, and the carnival-themed vibes that set the stage for a memorable evening.

Organised by the Merton Chamber of Commerce, this event provided a well-deserved spotlight for businesses to shine, honouring their dedication, innovation, and outstanding achievements. The awards featured a wide range of categories, including the Independent Business Award, Best Customer Service, Sustainable Impact, Best New Business and the category that we sponsored Best in the Property Sector plus many others, showcasing the diverse talent within Merton’s business landscape.

We were particularly delighted to be a Gold Sponsor of the event, supporting and celebrating the incredible businesses in our local community. Stewart Rolfe, attended on behalf of our company, noted “Sponsoring an award at the Merton Best Business Awards was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. It allowed us to align our brand with excellence, innovation, and dedication – values we hold dear. We are immensely proud to be part of an event that recognises and celebrates the achievements of local businesses, who contribute significantly to the growth and prosperity of our community.”

The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly Home Instead Wimbledon & Kingston, who clinched not one, but two prestigious awards: the ‘Digital Excellence Award’ and ‘Top Woman in Business’, ultimately being named ‘Best Business in Merton’. Their ability to adapt and leverage technology during challenging times left a lasting impression on the judges.

Clare Jefferies, the driving force behind Home Instead Wimbledon & Kingston, delivered a touching and emotional speech, expressing her gratitude, “I’ve been running my business for 13 years, and all I think of is delivering the best care I possibly can for older people in their homes…that’s what we do, and we do it really well. My team makes every day special for an older person in Merton, and I’d like to say thanks to my team and all my 150 carers…this award is for them!”

Diana Sterck, CEO of Merton Chamber of Commerce, the mastermind behind these awards, summed up the evening beautifully: “Last night was fantastic! We spent a long time planning these awards and put a lot of effort into giving the business community a night to remember.”

As we reflect on this remarkable event, we offer our congratulations to all the winners and finalists. We were honoured to be part of this unforgettable evening. We would also like to extend our sincere congratulations to the winners of our sponsored award category, Lewis & Co, and the runners up, Russell Hewes Limited. It was a delight to meet you and present you with your award.

For a complete list of winners and runners-up, please visit Merton Best Business Awards . We look forward to the return of the awards in 2024, and remember to apply, don’t miss the opportunity to be recognised and celebrated for your outstanding work in the Merton business community.

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