Best New Business

This category is specifically aimed at businesses that have started in the last two years and are really getting noticed for what they do.

The Merton Best Business Awards recognises and promotes excellence, innovation and best practice in the borough so we are really looking to see evidence of this through your online application. Tell us what makes your business the best of a great new crop.

We’d love to hear your story – so make sure you ‘paint a picture’ of your new business or organisation and include some key performance indicators, facts, figures, case studies and testimonials from the last two years.

We really want to see the passion you have for your business, so make your application captivating, remembering to keep within the word limits and focusing your entry on the key points that illustrate the journey you have been on.

The judges are looking for something that attracts their attention, be bold and demonstrate your passion and don’t be afraid to be visual. Judges welcome relevant photos and marketing materials too. 

To be eligible for this award, your business start date must be after 1st January 2017, and employ less than 250 employees.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the awards team on 020 8944 5501 or email

Sponsored by: Morrisons Solicitors

Events and Key Dates

Join us in the run up to the big award celebrations as we host a number of special events for you and your colleagues. We also share key dates such as, entry deadline and when finalists are announced.

Entry Rules

Please read our entry rules to ensure you apply for the right category for your business. You will also need to adhere to a few things that we have outlined for you.