The Clock is Ticking

The last date for applying for the Merton Best Business Awards is Friday 21 June - which is just around the corner! So there’s no time to waste if you want to fill out your application and pick a category that best suits you and your business.

Headline sponsors WSM make a great case for entering the awards - it really is a no-brainer. “There are a lot of positive reasons why you should enter your business for an award, firstly it increases credibility for your company and can act as a third party endorsement for your business,” says WSM’s Amanda Menassa. “Actually winning an award is a sure sign that your business is one of quality for potential clients and customers. It is also a way of highlighting your business for free!”

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What makes a ‘good’ business?There are so many elements that make a business successful. But the key ingredient is to understand the need to continuously improve, to become more efficient and productive, and to respond to market changes faster while providing better service to customers.

Simon Plumb who is the Centre Manager at Centre Court Wimbledon and one of the judges says that it’s also how businesses face their challenges that makes them stand out from the crowd: “Regardless of what industry you are in, the best measure of business is how you manage challenges and embrace change and those skills are required more today than ever before. I look forward to reading the entries and seeing how local businesses manage their own challenges.”

Meanwhile, WSM says: “A successful business is not just measured on how well it is doing financially and its position In the marketplace, but it is also measured on its leadership and teamwork, work environment and its accountability and commitment.”