Wimbledon Accolades Light Up Merton Best Business Awards

The Merton Best Business Awards evening lit up Thursday 5th October in a new venue for 2023, AFC Wimbledon’s state-of-the-art facility on Plough Lane. The evening recognised the contributions that local businesses make to Merton and awarded them for their resilience, creativity and innovation. This year’s awards featured new categories, including the Top Woman in Business and Sports and Fitness Business of the Year, expanding the accolades offered.


Craig Hurring, CEO of Love Wimbledon commented:

Love Wimbledon is honoured to be part of the Merton Best Business Awards, where we proudly sponsor the Business Innovation Award, acknowledging the remarkable creativity of our local businesses. It was an inspiring night, highlighting the excellence within Merton’s business community, with many Wimbledon Town Centre businesses receiving well-deserved nominations and awards.”


The Golf Groove

Love Wimbledon BID celebrated significant wins last night, as The Golf Groove was honoured with The Best New Business Award, Wimbledon School of English received The Best Independent Business Award, Domestic & General secured The Employer of the Year, Lewis & Co took home The Best In the Property Sector Award and Polka Theatre proudly received The Best in The Creative Sector Award.

Polka Theatre

Five further runners-up awards went to businesses in Wimbledon town centre too.

Runners up:

Team of the Year – Polka Theatre

Contribution to the Community – Domestic & General

Best Independent Business – Fitness Space Wimbledon 

Employer of the Year – Theo Paphitis Group

Hospitality Business of the Year – Wafflemeister Wimbledon


Additional Wins:

Merton Best Business Award, Top Woman in Business and Digital Excellence Award – Home Instead Wimbledon & Kingston, Clarie Jefferies. Meet the Top Woman in Business and learn about how she tranformed her care business through techonolgy at our Business Masterclass 4: Exploring The Digital Future

Charity of The Year – Dons Local Action Group who regularly collect on The Piazza. Donate to Charity of The Year this weekend at our monthly market.


For a full list of winners visit www.mertonbestbusiness.co.uk.

Love Wimbledon was proud to be gold sponsors of this event and sponsored the ‘Business Innovation Award’. The winner of this award continues to survive, revive, and thrive against the odds.

Free Electronic Waste Collection 24 July

Love Wimbledon has teamed up with award-winning recycling company, First Mile to offer BID businesses FREE quarterly collections of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

All your unwanted electrical items will be recycled, including those containing hazardous materials. Items which can be collected include:

  • Keyboards
  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Telephones
  • TVs
  • Printers
  • Fridges

The next WEEE collection will be on Wednesday 24th July. Booking to be made by Friday 19 July

Booking is simple – just call First Mile on 0800 612 9894 or email customers@thefirstmile.co.uk.

When booking please supply the following information:

  • Business name & address
  • Pictures of the items
  • Best contact on site (Name, Number & Email