Sponsors

WSM Advisory

Headline Sponsor

As a top 100 UK accounting practice, we pride ourselves in providing expertise and advice on UK tax. We specifically work with private and corporate clients from local, national and international locations who are looking for an advisor with knowledge to navigate the UK’s complex tax systems. We believe strongly in the taxpayer’s ethical right to arrange their financial affairs, within the law, to minimise their tax liability. Alongside our taxation services the firm offers accounting, audit, insolvency, due diligence and consulting services. Through our European network, Europe Fides, we also assist clients who need complex, often multi-jurisdictional, advice in developing their broader strategies.

London Borough of Merton

Headline Sponsor

We pride ourselves on being business-friendly and creating an environment which allows businesses to thrive, prosper and create jobs. London is a world class city, but here in Merton, we are lucky to be the home of tennis which puts SW19 and Wimbledon on the map and makes us a globally recognised and prestigious brand. Grasping those business opportunities is essential, but also ensuring that we adapt to a rapidly changing environment which will be key to retaining and attracting new businesses to the borough.  We recognise  the considerable contribution businesses make to Merton by bringing jobs to the borough and support for the local economy.

Hartley Fowler Chartered Accountants

Platinum Sponsor:

Hartley Fowler are a local firm of Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisors. We focus on helping our clients pay no more tax than they need to – it’s as simple as that. With offices in the heart of Wimbledon, our team supports many local businesses and individuals with a wide range of accountancy and tax advice. Regardless of industry sector, we’re passionate about what we do for our clients. We offer safe, reliable expertise delivered with clarity and perspective. Our advice enables our clients to concentrate on growing and developing their business, minimise their tax burden and of course, create a stress-free working environment to empower them to focus on their objectives.

Morrisons Solicitors

Platinum Sponsor

As a leading firm of solicitors, we serve a wide range of businesses and private individuals. We combine the depth of knowledge, capabilities and resources of a large firm with the approach ability of a local practice. We are clear, direct and straight forward in our approach, and relentless in our pursuit of the best solutions for our clients. Our values are the qualities and attributes that drive our actions and help us to be successful for our clients and our firm. They are a toolkit of attitudes and qualities that inform our behaviour and enable us to achieve our goals. They are what we believe is truly important and what we model in our work and relationships with clients, colleagues and the community.

New Wimbledon Theatre

Gold Sponsor

New Wimbledon Theatre has been Grade II listedand is a beautiful masterpiece that has stood in Merton, London for over acentury. The theatre is ripe with history and has hosted some of the biggestplays, musicals and performances from around the world. With an immense seatingcapacity, this is one of the premiere venues in London, and has a rich historyof pantomime, opening on Boxing Day 1910 with Jack and Jill, and continuinginto 2020 with ShaneRichie in Dick Whittington.The theatre presents some of the best shows in the world. There are 1,670seats spread across all three of the floors inside of the venue. Thereis also a studio theatre hosting the best in fringe, new writing, comedyand music in an intimate setting from 62 to 100. 

Merton Giving

Gold Sponsor

Merton Giving makes local giving easy by providing a focal point for involvement. Based on the notion that everyone has something to give, no matter how small, Merton Giving provides businesses and people in the local community the opportunity to give money, time or in-kind support to help local people and make a positive difference to their lives. Merton Giving harnesses the collective strength of our community and, through donations and fundraising activities from our supporters, award grants to charitable organisations working locally to tackle inequality and change lives for the better in Merton. Donations to Merton Giving help tackle important local issues including loneliness and isolation, poverty, inequality and struggles with mental health. Through our grant funding, we support local charitable organisations who understand the issues and the solutions to help people in need in our community.

Centre Court Shopping

Gold Sponsor

We host 55 stylish stores, great restaurants and award-winning car parking, with something for all the family. We have a superb mix of top high-street brands and boutique stores including M&S Simply Food, Lakeland, Pandora, Smiggle, Monsoon, Oliver Bonas and many more! With McDonalds, 601 Queens Road and Costa we also have the perfect areas to relax and refuel whilst out shopping the town.

Andrew Scott Robertson

Gold sponsor

Businesses in Merton – and the people in our community – have shown incredible resilience over the past 18 months, constantly adapting to survive this particular storm. The 2021 Merton Best Business Awards will seek to recognise that.  We pride ourselves in being the market-leading firm of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, operating from Wimbledon for over 40 years.  For the past 8 years, Andrew Scott Robertson have been thrilled to sponsor the Merton Best Business Awards, showcasing the best of the business community across the borough. We have been involved at the heart of the community, bringing many new businesses into the borough and advising established firms on their expansion and relocation plans.  We look forward to hearing your stories and celebrating with you at the year's award ceremony.

Reed

Gold sponsor

Since 1960, Reed has pioneered specialist recruitment, sourcing knowledgeable, skilled professionals for businesses across the UK. With access to the UK’s largest candidate database and expertise across 20 specialist sectors, we are committed to improving lives through work. As a leading accountancy, finance and business support recruiter, our experts provide a consultative approach, working with companies to source top professionals to meet their needs. Each of our consultants specialise in one sector and offer the in-depth local market knowledge needed to find the right people to help organisations thrive. Reed’s accountancy and finance recruitment experts recruit for roles across all seniorities in the industry, from transactional accounting to finance leadership. With a proven track record in quickly sourcing high-standard business support and administration professionals, our specialists recruit for a range of positions across the sector. From customer service manager to office manager, receptionist, or HR assistant – we can find the right individuals to help support your business.

Love Wimbledon

Gold sponsor

Love Wimbledon was set up by local businesses in 2012 as a Business Improvement District (BID) – a business-led, not for profit organisation representing, serving and working to improve Wimbledon Town Centre. Our vision is for Wimbledon to be a popular, safe, interesting and better place for business, visitors and residents. The past eighteen months has been exceptional, impacting the many facets of Wimbledon. The Love Wimbledon team have created a more interesting town centre, reimagining spaces like Hartfield Walk, planting over 400 saplings, continuing to effectively market Wimbledon through our #LoveLocal campaign and supporting businesses with Covid resources throughout the pandemic.

South Thames Colleges Group

Gold Sponsor

South Thames College, Merton College, Carshalton College and Kingston College merged on the 1st August 2017 forming the South Thames Colleges Group. Joining together allows us to continue to build on their successful reputations, bringing together the strengths of all the colleges, enhancing opportunities for current and future students and safeguarding the provision of further education to businesses. Merton College is home to the highly regarded Hospitality and Catering Academy. All our colleges offer Apprenticeship opportunities in a variety of industries e.g. Electrical, Construction, Health Care Sciences and Childcare. This has led to some amazing employment opportunities for our adults and young people. Through our business centre we work in unison with industry to develop programs to meet their needs and enhance their workforce.

University of Roehampton

Gold Sponsor

The University of Roehampton has been firmly rooted in the community of south west London for more than 175 years. 9,000 students on campus and many more online take programmes of study and research in business, education, law, digital and creative disciplines, psychology and health, and humanities. As a major employer in the region, we understand the value of collaborating with business. From providing student and graduate talent, collaborating to provide business solutions, or research expertise, we can put you in direct contact with experts who can help you meet your business objectives. We also have a fantastic range of venues to hire and competitively priced hotel rooms for you or your customers’ needs. The University campus is situated on beautiful parkland close to Merton, Wandsworth, Kingston and Richmond borders.

Qudo

Gold Sponsor

We are delighted to be supporting the Merton Best Business Awards this year, these awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the business community in Merton. We have been supplying business communication solutions for over 35 years - helping our clients work smart, deliver a great customer experience and get the most out of their staff. We believe in automation and innovation and to that end we have a development team of over 100 people adding and enhancing services to keep pace with a changing world. We believe the business world is changing and that we can help our customers make the most of these changes by helping businesses identify apps and services that help refine processes, improve the customer experience, remove missed sales opportunities and deliver flexibility, all with increased levels of management, reporting and control. Despite the ongoing challenges, we believe that there is a great deal to reflect upon and to celebrate in 2021. We look forward to hearing your stories.

Award Partners

Time & Leisure Creative

Media Partner

The creative team of designers, content writers, social media specialists, photographers and digital experts will integrate with your business to fully understand your brand and create content, campaigns and marketing material that will elevate your message clearly to your target audience.

Wimbledon Business Studio

Print Sponsor

Wimbledon Business Studio pride ourselves on our efficient and friendly approach to business and offer a full bespoke print and design management service, taking the strain away from dealing with many service providers.

Clownfish Events

Audio Visual Partner

The events company that didn’t just survive the pandemic, but came back stronger! The much-loved events and production business are delighted to be partnering with Merton Best Business Awards this year, running live audio, cameras, stage and lighting on the night. With an unprecedented level of 100% five-star customer reviews, a client list to die-for and a stellar team of bend-over-backwards people; this is the leading (and local) company to use for your next events, whatever you’re planning.

Events and Key Dates

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

2019 Highlights

The red carpet was rolled out for the seventh Merton Best Business Awards and it was yet again another outstanding night celebrating the top businesses and entrepreneurs in the borough.