Local awards to celebrate and recognise businesses in Merton

The 2022 Merton Best Business Awards officially launched on 24th May at New Wimbledon Theatre, with a new set of categories to celebrate and recognise businesses that have not only survived the events of the past two years but have also shown resilience, excellence, innovation and best practice in the borough.  

This is the perfect opportunity to recognise the contributions that local businesses make to life in Merton and a chance for businesses to be recognised for their resilience, creativity and innovation.  

Whether you are a homebased business or a small, medium or large employer, there is a category for you.  

The awards this year include:

  • Best Enterprising Business, for businesses that are demonstrating true entrepreneurial spirit, market leading growth and outstanding leadership.
  • Best New Business, for those that have started in the last two years and are really getting noticed for what they do.
  • Employer of the Year, for businesses that invest in their employees and know the benefits that arise from attracting, developing and retaining staff.
  • Best Independent Business, to showcase some of the best independent businesses in the borough and to celebrate the wealth of colour and creativity they bring to Merton.  
  • Champions of Change Award, for businesses that have made diversity, equality and inclusion a high priority.  

Members of the public will still have a chance to vote for their favourite business that is offering outstanding customer service. This award is truly the customer’s voice!

Diana Sterck, Chief Executive of Merton Chamber of Commerce and the organiser of the Merton Best Business Awards, said: “After 10 years of celebrating, rewarding and recognising businesses in Merton, I was delighted to see so many businesses at the launch event. These businesses have come through so much and it’s time to celebrate that.”

Businesses in Merton have been forced to demonstrate new skills, approaches and attitudes over the past two years, so it’s more important than ever to recognise the contributions that local businesses make to life in Merton.  

To apply for an award or vote for your favourite business, click here.

The deadline for applications is Friday 8 July 2022.