Another glittering evening at the AELTC

Merton Best Business Awards were back in Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis Club to celebrate the success of this year’s finalists. Guests enjoyed entertainment from students at South Thames College before beginning the awards ceremony.

The winners and runners up come from a wide range of industries, showing business excellence throughout Merton. RyGas, a growing and successful property maintenance company based in Morden, took the coveted Overall Winner award home. They are committed to changing the way tradesmen are perceived and how they work, they also believe staff development and creating a stable modern workplace is a high priority”.

Overall Winner
RyGas Ltd

“It is always lovely as a growing business to have others recognise the hard work we have put in and continue to put in as a company. It is great to be a part of the local business network and meet other like minded people with ambition and drive. Winning is the icing on the cake, but taking part really does make you look at your business from a different perspective. It generates new ideas to enhance our growth and success.”  Ryan O’Sullivan, Managing Director

Best New Business
Winner – Swords Travel Ltd

Best Service Excellence
Winner – RyGas Ltd
Runner Up – SPS Timber Windows

Best Apprentice Of The Year
Winner – Ibolya Gyero, Lu-Ma Cafe
Runner Up – Lukasz Sosgornik, The Alexandra

Entrepreneur Of The Year
Winner – Leanna Barrett, Little Forest Folk
Runner Up – Sahaj Kothari, Make In 3D

Best Enterprising Business
Winner – SANTORO Ltd
Runner Up – Make In 3D

Best In The Creative Sector
Winner – SANTORO Ltd
Runner Up – 360 Ripple

The Extra Mile
Winner – Kew House Care Home
Runner Up- Kisiel Group

Team Development
Winner – Eligo Recruitment

Best Business in Wimbledon Town Centre
Winner – The Alexandra
Runner Up – Justin James Hotel

Employer of the Year
Winner – Ltd White Light Ltd
Runner Up – Finling Associates

Healthy Workplace
Winner – Harnham Group Ltd
Runner – Retail IT

Best Business under 50 Employees
Winner – Art Division
Runner Up – Little Forest Folk

Best Business over 50 Employees
Winner – Harnham Group Ltd
Runner Up – Kew House Care Home

Best Customer Service
Winner – Wimbledon Babysitting Agency
Runner Up – Bakou

Restaurant of the Year
Winner – Lu-Ma Cafe
Runner Up – Sai Restaurant

Pub of the Year
Winner – The Alexandra
Runner Up – Prince of Wales

The Andrew Wakefield Award
Mick Dore, The Alexandra Pub

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