Best Employer of the Year

This category is for businesses that invest in their employees and know the benefits that arise from attracting, developing and retaining staff and who recognise the contribution employees make to the overall performance of the business.

There are so many ways you can stand out in this category. Above all, a good employer recognises that supporting the health and wellbeing of their staff makes good business sense.

The award will go to the organisation that in the view of the judges best demonstrates that its human resource is truly engaged with the aims of the organisation through an holistic values based strategy that seeks to sustain organisational performance improvement through investment in the recruitment, personal and skills development and motivation of every individual employee.

The Merton Best Business Awards recognises and promotes excellence, innovation and best practice in the borough. We want to see evidence of this through your online application.

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

Show us how you attract, retain and develop talent – and how being an employer of choice contributes to sustainable growth.

We really want to see your passion in your application, so make it captivating, remembering to keep within the word limits and to focus your entry on the key points where your arguments are the strongest.

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 before 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: Andrew Scott Robertson

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.