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Wimbledon Post Office Wins Award For Service During Covid

Wimbledon’s The Broadway Post Office recently won a ‘We’re Stronger Together’ award for their service during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The Broadway Post Office won the Better for Customers category at the Post Office’s ‘We’re Stronger Together’ regional awards for Greater London. These awards recognise efforts made by postmasters across the region to keep branches open during Covid-19 pandemic and serve their community.

The award was presented virtually to Postmaster Atul Bathia who runs The Broadway Post Office, by Post Office Chief Executive Nick Read. Postmasters who operate branches in the Greater London region had the opportunity to share their experience of running their branch during the pandemic and hear directly about the Post Office’s future growth strategy.

Post Office Area Manager Nafisa Huda, said:

“The Broadway Post Office won in this category for their dedication to the customer in challenging circumstances. Despite being short-staffed, the team decided to focus their efforts on limiting the time a customer would have to spend in branch waiting. Additionally the team managed to increase their Drop & Go service to become the branch with the greatest new sign-ups in London. Their dedication to the customers has been recognised by their receipt of many thank you cards and gifts which have flooded into the branch in recent weeks.”

Postmaster Atul Bathia, said:

“I would like to thank my entire staff team both on the Post Office side and retail side who have been fantastic and have worked hard for me through this difficult time. I also have had tremendous help and support from the Post Office Thank you. Finally, I would like to say a special thank you to all my customers who have been supportive, understanding and caring for all of my Team and other customers by keeping each other safe!”

Nick Read, Chief Executive at the Post Office, said:

“I have heard many inspiring stories of postmasters going the extra mile and I have welcomed the opportunity to hear first-hand how postmasters in Greater London have fared during the pandemic including The Broadway. All retailers have been affected and Post Office was no exception. The next few weeks and months will be a critical period as we try and return to a sense of normality. Post Office branches have a vital role to play in supporting their customers and communities, as well as helping small businesses and independent retailers get back on their feet.”

Cash will continue to play a vital part in our economic recovery from Covid-19. Post Office branches are often the last counter in town where businesses can deposit a day’s takings. Currently business deposits are growing between 10 – 20% week on week.

For small businesses, being able to get goods out to customers is key. Post Office’s ‘Drop and Go’ parcel service has seen a 70% increase in use month on month. Last month, Post Office reactivated its online foreign exchange service and its branch pre-order operation. Customers planning trips abroad can order over 60 currencies online for next day home delivery or collection from all 11,500 Post Office branches. The option to collect in-branch helps increase footfall at our branches and on the UK’s High Streets.

The Broadway Post Office is based at 89 The Broadway, Wimbledon – pop in, show your support to a fellow business owner and #LoveLocal.

Santoro Licensing Wins The Queen’s Award for Enterprise


Santoro Licensing is proud to have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2020. It is the UK’s most prestigious and highest accolade for International business success, and Santoro’s second such award to date. These Awards are made by HM The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister. Santoro Licensing is a division of the London based design house Santoro, a privately owned British business founded in 1985, and has demonstrated the necessary level of growth and development on an international scale to meet the strict and demanding criteria required to be even considered for these Awards.


“To have received this Award for the second time is an immensely proud moment for us. Under the current circumstances we feel hugely grateful to be able to celebrate the company’s successes, which we have built and grown organically over 35 years.”

-Meera Santoro, Founder


A continued key factor in this growth is attributed to the global phenomenon of Santoro’s Gorjuss™ brand, which has been growing for over a decade and continues to reach new exciting levels in international markets. Gorjuss™ is now available at over 38,000 points of sale across 93 countries, with a value of $196m at retail. This is a remarkably significant achievement for an art-based character brand, which has risen to staggering acclaim without a supporting media programme. The Licensing division has continued to sign additional new partners throughout 2018, boasting a 186% growth in two years since winning the award previously. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise celebrates and encourages business excellence in the UK. At a time when the UK economy and businesses are facing huge uncertainty, this Award recognises Santoro’s substantial and sustained increase in its international success.

Say Communications Win 3 Gold Stevie Awards

Say Communications, a specialist healthcare and technology integrated communications agency based in Wimbledon, was recently awarded three gold Stevie Awards at the 2018 International Business Awards. The Stevie’s are the world’s premier business awards, with judges receiving over 3800 entries from more than 60 countries. Winning an award recognises excellence, innovation and outstanding performance in the workplace.


Say Communications was delighted to receive the prestigious ‘Public Relations Agency of the Year in Europe’ award as well as the ‘Communications or PR Campaign of the Year (Social Media)’ and ‘PR Innovation of the Year’ awards for their Think Toddler Sized crowdsourcing challenge, conducted on behalf of the Infant & Toddler Forum (ITF). Think Toddler Sized communicated directly with parents of young children, tapping into their expertise in order to draw out a variety of real world, practical solutions for implementing the ITF’s advice on healthy eating. The challenge was a great success, far exceeding its targets, generating 96 ideas from parents and ultimately achieving its wider goal of finding a practical solution for making mealtimes easier for parents.


Joint Managing Director and Head of the Healthcare Practice at Say Communications, Stefi Rucci, commented on the results, ‘We are delighted to be awarded with a Stevie Award for PR Agency of the Year in Europe for the sixth year in a row. This award demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering excellence on behalf of our clients. I am also very proud to see the team pick up two awards for the Think Toddler Sized Challenge campaign – it’s a great recognition of their hard work and efforts.’