Merton Best Business Awards Launch event
Wednesday 13 March 2019

#MertonBest

A whole host of movers and shakers from the borough gathered together to celebrate the launch of the Merton Best Business Awards 2019 at Merton College, part of Platinum Sponsors, South Thames Colleges Group. Now in its seventh year, the Awards play an integral part in rewarding local businesses and entrepreneurs who are bucking the trend and showing that it is possible to be successful, even in uncertain times.

There was plenty of networking as previous winners, judges and sponsors including WSM Partners, Merton Council, New Wimbledon Theatre and Time & Leisure Magazine, chatted over delicious canapés, and got the opportunity to learn more about this year’s categories, of which there are now several new awards up for grabs including Top Woman in Business and Best Large Business.

The Merton Best Business Awards strives to promote excellence, innovation and best practice – and the evening was made even more inspiring as guests were able to hear from past champions, who revealed how winning the awards have been a positive experience for them and their businesses.

Ryan O’Sullivan and Sarah Quartermaine from RyGas Ltd, who won Overall Merton Best Business and Best Service Excellence last year, said: “Merton Best Business Awards has given all of our team a boost to continue with our hard work growing the company. It has also given us invaluable status within our industry, and this has led to our phone ringing much more! The only thing we regret was not being able to predict such an amazing outcome, so our team weren’t able to be there to share our wins at the fabulous gala evening! But there’s always this year…”

Meanwhile, CEO of the Merton Chamber of Commerce, Diana Sterck said:
“I think our 2019 categories really get to the heart of best practice – how businesses and the people within them are empowered and valued as part of overall success.”

“The Merton Best Business Awards really celebrates businesses in these difficult and challenging times and offer a way to differentiate businesses from competitors. We can’t wait to see who enters and wish all the very best of luck!”

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Entry is free, and this year there are 16 categories including three public votes and two special awards. For a full list and information on how to enter go to: www.mertonbestbusiness.co.uk or call 020 8944 5501, or email awards@mertonchamber.co.uk.

Notes to editors
The Merton Best Business Awards are brought to you by Merton Chamber of Commerce:

The Merton Best Business Awards are now in their seventh year. Information on the 2019 Awards, previous winners, sponsors and categories are available on the website. www.mertonbestbusiness.co.uk .

Merton Chamber of Commerce is a limited company and non-profit making organisation which was set up in 1992. As the largest area-based Chamber of Commerce in London, we have a reputation for understanding business, and supporting sustainable business growth. We have built our connections and knowledge over the past 25 years, and use our established marketing channels, and extensive business database to connect and raise the profile of our business members.

For further information, interviews, contact: Diana Sterck, diana.sterck@mertonchamber.co.uk

Photographs courtesy to Soora Photograph