Entries are now open for the tenth West London Business Awards, which showcase business excellence, and are established as the pre-eminent award scheme in the north-west of the capital. The tenth edition of the awards will shine a spotlight on enterprises that are beacons in the following areas; SME Sector leadership, Sustainable & responsible business’, ‘Economic resilience’, ‘Corporate leadership’, ‘Individual leadership’ and ‘Next Generation entrepreneurship’.
This year, 34 awards will be up for grabs, and all organisations that trade in West London* are eligible to enter between Thursday 7 July and Friday 7 October 2022. For more entry details, visit https://www.westlondon.com/awards/.
Out of all the winners, one will be awarded the prestigious title of West London Company of the Year 2023, last year won by Park Royal’s Alexander’s Removals and Storage. Other notable award winners in 2022 included 7-year-old Marcus of MJ’s Treats, who was named Kidpreneur of the Year; and Souheil Haddad, Managing Director of Dina Foods, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award; and Barry Bassett of VMI, who was crowned Business Leader of the Year.
A key date in the West London Business Calendar, the tenth anniversary gala awards ceremony in February 2023 will bring together over 500 guests from across the sub-region’s business community, as well as representation from central and local government – a truly unique and special occasion. Launch partners include: Heathrow Airport, Westfield London, Venture X, Brunel University London, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), Ultra Education, and Twickenham Stadium.
Andrew Dakers, Chief Executive of West London Business, said:
“This will be our tenth West London Business Awards, and it promises to once again showcase the talent, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that exists in our business community. Many West London businesses have faced their most challenging years of trading throughout the pandemic, and so our awards and the ceremony will be a great way to connect and celebrate business achievements together.
“I encourage all businesses – whether run by industry veterans or young start-up disruptors – to submit entries so we can honour the leading lights in our sub-region and encourage the next generation of entrepreneurs. Our awards are often a springboard for wider national recognition too.”
To find out more or make a nomination visit www.westlondon.com/awards/
West London Awards Categories:
SME SECTOR LEADERSHIP:
Business Services Company of the Year
Logistics Business of the Year
Retail / Wholesale Business of the Year
Hospitality Business of the Year
Food and Drink Business of the Year
Property and Construction Business of the Year
Creative / Media Business of the Year
Finance Business of the Year
Manufacturing / Reprocessing Business of the Year
Health and Wellbeing Business of the Year
CleanTech/ Environmental Services Business of the Year
Education & Training Provider of the Year
SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS:
Responsible Workplace Award
Apprentice of the Year
Community Investment Award
Responsible Supply Chain Award
Green ‘Race to Zero’ Business of the Year
Start-up company of the year
Incubator/Accelerator/Coworking space of the year
Export/International Business of the year
High growth SME of the year
Park Royal Business of the year
High growth corporate of the year
Environmental corporate of the year
Socially responsible corporate of the year
Organisational Excellence corporate of the year
Under 12 – Kidpreneur of the Year
13-18 – Teenpreneur of the Year
19-24 – Young Entrepreneur of the Year
West London Business Leader of the Year
Lifetime Achievement in Business Award
Overall Winner: West London Company of the Year 2023
To arrange interviews with West London Business or previous awards winners, please email WLB@gecpr.co.uk
Notes to editors:
Photo 1: Previous Award Winner – Kidpreneur of the Year 2022 is Marcus of MJ Treats
Photo 2: Andrew Dakers, Chief Executive of West London Business
Photo 3: West London Company of the Year 2022 was Alexander’s Removals and Storage
Photo 4: Previous Award Winner – Lifetime Achievement Award – Souheil Haddad, Managing Director of Dina Foods\
For high resolution version of images, please click here.
* To be eligible to enter, entrants must be running a business within the London
Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon,
Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond, or Spelthorne.
About West London Business:
West London Business (WLB) ensures West London is a successful, inclusive, environment for responsible business. West London is the UK’s global gateway; a £73billion+ GVA economy underpinned by 120,000+ businesses. We are a business-led leadership forum, with members including Heathrow and Asahi, as well as key regional firms such as Fuller, Smith & Turner and Brompton Bicycle. WLB has 15,000+ supporters and 30+ events per annum, including the West London Business Awards.
Our members work together through WLB to raise West London’s global economic competitiveness and catalyse action for people and planet. Through our work we inform and influence the work of local, regional and national government policymakers and promote inward investment.
To find out more, visit www.westlondon.com.
Fiona Anderson, GEC PR