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Wimbledon Businesses Shine at Merton’s Best Business Awards

Congratulations to the Winners of the Merton Best Business Awards 2023!

These awards recognise the contributions that local businesses make to Merton and award 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. Businesses gathered for the awards presentation on 5th October, at AFC Wimbledon’s new state-of-the-art venue.

New experiential business, The Golf Groove, took home the Best New Business Award. The Golf Groove is one of the new businesses which have joined the Wimbledon Quarter (formerly Centre Court). Wimbledon School of English, widely known as the UK’s leading English School, received the Best Independent Business Award. Domestic & General secured Employer of the Year Award for investing in their employees. Commercial property specialists, Lewis & Co, was recognised as the Best in the Property Sector. Wimbledon’s family favourite children’s theatre, Polka Theatre, was presented with the Best in The Creative Sector for their amazing ability to tell creative stories through unique performances, costumes, scripts and sets.

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


Congratulations to all the finalists and winners, a full list can be found on the Merton Best website here.