As Gold sponsors, Love Wimbledon believes the Merton Best Business Awards are a great opportunity for local businesses, not only to participate in, increase brand exposure and network with local businesses but importantly, to WIN.
Through our involvement with these awards we have seen first hand, and received feedback from our BID businesses on the value of participating in the process to re-evaluate, develop and revitalise your business model, your service offering or simply, what it is that you do best.
Wimbledon Town Centre businesses were prolific in last year’s awards with the Overall Winner of the Merton Best Business Award going to our very own Eligo Recruitment. Other Love Wimbledon businesses featured included:
Best Business in Wimbledon Town Centre
Winner: The Justin James Hotel
Runner Up: Tots Landing
The Extra Mile
Runner Up: Tots Landing
Employer of the Year
Winner: Eligo Recruitment
Best Creative Award
Winner: 3mil Limited
Best Customer Service
Winner: Tots Landing
This year there is an award category for everyone:
- Best New Business
- Best Service Excellence
- Best Apprentice of The Year
- Entrepreneur of the Year
- Best Enterprising Business
- Best in the Creative Sector Award
- The Extra Mile
- Team Development
- Best Business in Wimbledon Town Centre
- Employer of the Year
- Healthy Workplace
- Best Business under 50 Employees
- Best Business over 50 Employees
Eligo Recruitment on their involvement in the Awards and what winning has meant:
“It has raised our profile especially within the local community. In turn, the local community recognising us as an excellent business has served us well in reaching out to other clients and candidates across our markets.”
Would you apply again?
“Absolutely, the whole experience is beneficial to the business, the awareness of our business, and more importantly, team morale within it.”
And what would your advice be to other businesses looking to apply?
“Have faith in your business and though you might not think you have one, absolutely tell your story. Not only is it an excellent chance to personally reflect on your journey and successes, it will give you a chance to engage with your team, customers, and clients. It’s likely you’ll learn many new things in doing so.”
The awards dinner for finalists will be held at Epsom Racecourse on Wednesday 27 September.