Business awards for borough's best firms
Published: Monday 17th November 14
The borough’s best businesses were recognised at the 2014 Wandsworth Businesses Awards last week.
All the winners
Edward James London Aveda Salons & Spa was named Business of the Year at the awards, led by the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by The Tax Guys and Wandsworth Council.
Overall winners Edward James
More than 50 businesses were shortlisted after hundreds of companies put themselves forward in ten categories. The winners were announced at a gala evening hosted by broadcaster and local entrepreneur Neil Bentley at the Roehampton Club.
Edward James London Aveda Salons & Spa has two luxury boutique hair and spa destinations in Wandsworth. Edward James said: “Our business is doing incredibly well and it is due to the support of our community, of which we are so proud to be part.”
Steve Pinto, chairman of Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce, said: “The judging process for these awards is extremely robust. Last year I spoke to some of the finalists and they said it was like going in for the job interview of their life.”
The council’s business spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “Businesses are the engine of the borough, and at the heart of the current wave of growth and regeneration throughout Wandsworth.
“I would like to congratulate all the winners, and thank them and all borough businesses for helping to make Wandsworth such a good place to live, work and shop.”
A full list of winners is as follows:
Wandsworth Business of the Year: Edward James London Aveda Salon & Spa.
Best Business for Marketing and Social Media: Bouncy Jam
Best Business for Customer Service: Elizabeth Marsh Floral Design
Best Green Business: GreenZone
Best Business for Hospitality and Leisure: Conference Roehampton
Best Business for Training & Development: Artisan
Best New Business: Bouncy Jam
Best SME Business: My Nametags
Commitment to the Community: Wandsworth Oasis
Entrepreneur of the Year: Bruce’s Doggy Day Care
Best Independent Retailer of the Year: Minar Jewellers
For more details on the awards visit http://www.wandsworthbusinessawards.com/.