The London Borough of Southwark’s first awards celebrate the area’s 18,000 businesses. Now open for entries.
On the 7th February, over 140 guests gathered in the 34th floor Ren Room of Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard, for the opening event of the inaugural Southwark Business Excellence Awards in association with Lewisham Southwark College.The free-to-enter awards programme features 16 categories, including Southwark Business of the Year. The awards are open to all types and sizes of enterprise, from Start-Ups to SME's to Charities and Entrepreneurs.
“Once overlooked and ignored, Southwark has become one of the capital’s great places to live, work and play.”
- Stuart Berkoff, Chief Financial Officer, Sellar
The highlight of the six-month awards programme will be a black-tie Gala Dinner and Charity Ball awards ceremony for 400 people on 21st June, hosted by a celebrity compere.
How to enter SBEA 2018
The awards entry process is free, online and easy-to-follow. Businesses simply visit southwarkawards.co.uk and read the criteria for each of 15 categories. (The 16th category is Business of the Year, which businesses can’t enter as it is chosen by a panel of judges).
Each business is allowed to enter up to three different categories. Once you have decided upon the category, simply click on the Enter Now button to be taken through to a simple online form. There are five short questions which aim to find out who and what the business is, and why they excel in that particular category.
The closing date for entries is Friday, 29th March. The shortlist for the second round of judging will be announced in mid-April.
Interested in sponsoring or supporting the awards? Please contact: Joanne Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 726 7968
The awards, backed by headline partner Lewisham Southwark College and awards partners Southwark Chamber of Commerce, Southwark Council, and White Label Creative, is sponsored by some of borough’s leading businesses, including British Land, and Grosvenor. The programme is supported by Shangri-La Hotel, Jensen’s Gin and Media Partner, Southwark News.