Entry Rules

On 22nd May 2020 the Merton Chamber Board of Directors, in consultation with all of our Award sponsors, made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Awards. The Awards will return in March 2021 to celebrate everything that is good about business in Merton.

Below are the ‘terms and conditions’ which you will need to adhere to if you are applying for an award.

  • The competition is open to ALL SME businesses based in Merton; or those who have significant business operations within Merton.  
  • Each category is open to businesses with a specific number of employees. Each category clearly sets out the size of business that is eligible to apply.
  • A SME, for the purpose of these awards, is a sole trader or business with fewer than 250 employees and who commenced trading prior to January 2018. The one exception to this is Best New Business which is open to all SMEs who commenced trading after 1st January 2018.  
  • Each category is open to businesses with a specific number of employees. Each category clearly sets out the size of business that is eligible to apply.  
  • You may enter up to two categories that you are eligible to enter. Additional to this, you may also enter, or be nominated, for any or all of the public vote categories.  
  • The Public Vote categories are open to all businesses in Merton.
  • You do not have to be a member of the Merton Chamber of Commerce to enter.  
  • Sponsors cannot enter any category or be nominated for a public vote.  
  • The comments made on your application form, and any supporting evidence, should be accurate to the best of your knowledge   
  • The judges’ panel will be made up of representatives from each of the sponsors   
  • Each entry will be seen by at least three judges   
  • The judges’ decision is final.  Due to the high volume of entries we cannot give feedback on individual applications.
  • By entering these awards you agree to our Award partners and sponsors having access to your contact details.  
  • By submitting an application, you give permission to the category sponsor, or judges, making contact with you.   
  • By entering the awards you agree to participate in publicity for the awards including the use of any images taken.  
  • Supporting marketing material and evidence is welcome.   
  • We reserve the right to withdraw any category, should it not receive sufficient entries  
  • If you are chosen as a finalist you will be required to attend the Gala Night Awards Ceremony which will take place on the evening of Thursday 17th September 2020 at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.  Tickets for the Gala Awards night will be available to purchase once finalists are announced.

As with any fair competition, if you don’t comply with these terms, we have the right to disqualify you or declare your entry ineligible so it’s important to take note of these.

Apply Now

We will be announcing details of how to apply for the 2021 Awards shortly. Please register your interest here and we will keep you informed of all the details.  Register here

Sponsors and Partners

The Merton Best Business Awards would not be possible without the support of our fabulous sponsors and partners. Meet the businesses that help make it happen.