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Merton Best Business Award-Winners 2021

After a one-year break, over 200 local business people gathered yesterday evening, 1st December, for the Merton Best Business Awards (MBBA) at the prestigious All England Tennis Club.

The MBBAs were redesigned for 2021 to recognise the challenges faced by businesses during the pandemic. A range of new categories and an easier application process attracted the highest ever number of applications in the Awards’ nine-year history – testament to the resilience and determination of Merton’s businesses in the face of such difficult operating conditions.

Helen Clark Bell, CEO of Love Wimbledon, said:

‘It was a brilliant evening and great to see businesses recognised for their resilience and celebrating together in person after a tough couple of years.’


Lu-Ma Café

Love Wimbledon BID business, Lu-Ma Café, scored a hat trick, coming away with category awards for ‘Star of the Year’ and ‘In the Face of Adversity’, and were crowned Overall Winner while Wimbledon Bookfest took home the ‘Arts & Culture’ award.

Wimbledon Bookfest

The Polka Theatre, The Wimbledon Group and Finling Associates Ltd were runners up for the ‘In the Face of Adversity’, ‘Arts & Culture’ and ‘Best Innovation and Customer Focus’ awards respectively.

A full list of winners and runners-up can be found on the Merton Best website here.

Love Wimbledon were proud to be gold sponsors of this event and sponsored the ‘In the Face of Adversity Award’, recognising business resilience over the last 18 months.

Merton Best Business Awards 2019 RESULTS

Last night many businesses within the BID excelled at the Merton Best Business Awards 2019 held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.  With 33 finalists across 16 categories, we celebrated with 7 Love Wimbledon BID businesses winning in their categories and 10 as runners up. An extraordinary achievement.

Helen Clark Bell, CEO of Love Wimbledon said ‘This reflects the variety of businesses we have in the town centre and how they continue to develop and reach for growth.

‘We are really proud there are so many award winning businesses in Merton and in Wimbledon Town Centre, from popular eateries, energetic start-ups to national HQs doing things differently. We wish them every success as we do with all businesses in the borough.’


Overall Winner

Gina Conway Aveda Salon & Spa


Best Apprentice of the Year

Enrico Montana, TWM Solicitors – Runner Up


Best Employer of the Year

Fayre and Square – Runner Up


Best Enterprising Business

Finling Associates Limited – Runner Up


Best in the Creative Sector

Polka Theatre – Winner


Best Large Business

Iglu.com – Winner

Itsu – Runner Up


Best Medium Business

Gina Conway Aveda Salon and Spa – Winner

SANTORO – Runner Up


Best Pub of the Year

Prince of Wales – Winner

The Alexandra – Runner Up


Best Restaurant of the Year

Lu-Ma Cafe – Runner Up


Best Service Excellence

Gina Conway Aveda Salon & Spa – Winner

The Alexandra – Runner Up


Positive Workplace

Lu-Ma Cafe – Winner

Peldon Rose – Runner Up



The Extra Mile

The Alexandra – Runner Up


For the full list of results please visit Merton Best Business Awards.

Merton Best Business Awards 2018 Winners

What a great night for Love Wimbledon businesses at the Merton Best Business Awards!

We were delighted that 17 businesses from the town centre were finalists and we were proud to celebrate with them. Eight businesses went on to be awarded runners up and eight claimed winners titles in their categories.


Andrew Wakefield Award

Winner – Mick Dore, The Alexandra



Best Apprentice Of The Year

Winner – Ibolya Gyero, Lu-Ma Cafe

Runner Up – Lukasz Sosgornik, The Alexandra



Entrepreneur Of The Year

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



Best Business in Wimbledon Town Centre

Winner – The Alexandra

Runner Up – Justin James Hotel


Employer of the Year

Runner Up – Finling Associates


Healthy Workplace

Winner – Harnham Group Ltd

Runner Up – Retail IT



Best Business over 50 Employees

Winner – Harnham Group Ltd


Restaurant of the Year

Winner – Lu-Ma Cafe



Pub of the Year

Winner – The Alexandra

Runner Up – Prince of Wales


Helen Clark Bell, Chief Executive of Love Wimbledon said “We are very proud to be gold sponsors of these annual awards for the sixth year, giving businesses the possibility of becoming award winners and shine in our local community. We never miss an opportunity to shout out and be proud of our Wimbledon businesses and these awards really highlight the variety we have in our town centre.”

For the full list of all category runners up and winners at this years Merton Best Business Awards click here.

Wimbledon Wins at Food and Culture Awards 2018

Great success for Wimbledon venues in Time & Leisure’s Food and Culture Awards 2018

14 Wimbledon businesses were shortlisted as finalists in these prestigious awards, celebrating the finest local and independent food and drink businesses across South West London and North Surrey.


Now in it’s eighth year since launching, this year the awards have grown to include culture which is apt as Time & Leisure started 21 years ago as the ‘Arts in Wimbledon Magazine’.


Love Wimbledon extends hearty congratulations to all our outstanding venues and businesses who made the shortlist 2018, they claimed 7 Commended, 4 Highly Commended and 2 Winners titles with achievements including:


Best Coffee & Tea House

Commended: Bliss Coffee


Best Eating Experience in Wimbledon Town Centre

Winner: The Alexandra

Highly Commended: San Lorenzo

Commended: Diba, Elys Restaurant, Wagamama


Best Pub

Commended: The Alexandra


Best Family Friendly Restaurant

Winner: San Lorenzo


Family Attraction of the Year

Highly Commended: Polka Theatre


Most Innovative Arts Project

Commended: Bobblehat Wimbledon Live Advent Calendar


Performing Arts Venue of the Year

Highly Commended: New Wimbledon Theatre


The Tony Kane Cultural Experience of the Year

Highly Commended: New Wimbledon Theatre






For the full list of all awards winners, please visit Time & Leisure.