Could your business be a winner in 2019?
The second annual Southwark Business Excellence Awards are now open to all 18,000 businesses across the borough, which stretches east from Southbank to London Bridge and Surrey Docks, and south from Bermondsey, to Peckham, Camberwell and Dulwich.
Free and easy to enter online, there are 14 exciting entry categories updated for 2019:
Apprentice Employer of the Year – Sponsor, Great Portland Estates
Best Business for Customer Service
Best Business for Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism
Best Business for Tech & Innovation – Sponsor, Landsec
Best Charity of Social Enterprise – Sponsor, Delancey
Best Food and Beverage Award
Best Medium Sized Business
Best Small Business
Business of the Year – Headline Sponsor, LSBU
Contribution to the Community – Sponsor, London College of Communications
Entrepreneur of the Year
Independent Retailer of the Year – Sponsor, Lendlease
The Southwark Cultural Commitment Award – Sponsor, British Land
Women in Business Award – Sponsor, Galliard Homes & Aviva Investors
Businesses can enter up to three categories for free, with the exception of Business of the Year which is chosen by the judges. Last year’s winners can enter any category except those which they won in 2018.
Award submissions must be entered by the closing date of Wednesday 20 March.
Local people are also being invited to think about who their favourite business is and nominate those who they feel deserves to be recognised.
Urging firms to enter, last year’s first-ever Business of the Year winner Melissa Harwood, owner of East Dulwich restaurant Spinach, said, “Winning and the recognition it has given us was a real confidence boost. I would absolutely encourage all businesses to enter in 2019 – for us, it has been great for business, great for our community and a real morale booster for staff.”
The finale of the awards programme will be a glittering, Gala Dinner & Charity Ball awards ceremony in June, hosted by ITV Good Morning Britain presenter Michael Underwood.
For full details about entering the 2019 awards, visit: southwarkawards.co.uk