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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.