Sponsors

WSM Advisors

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

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.

Morr & Co

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.

Centre Court Shopping

Platinum 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 601 Queens Road and Costa we also have the perfect areas to relax and refuel whilst out shopping the town.

New Wimbledon Theatre

Gold Sponsor

New Wimbledon Theatre is a beautiful Grade II listed masterpiece that has stood in Merton, London for over a century. The theatre is ripe with history and has hosted some of the biggest plays, musicals and performances from around the world. With an immense seating capacity, this is one of the premiere venues in London, with a rich history of pantomime opening on Boxing Day 1910 with Jack and Jill and continuing the festive tradition into 2022.  The Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre is a 50-80 seat black box theatre with amazing development work from new writers, comedians, directors and producers. The Studio is home to the #FromTheFringe season in June and our autumn Premieres season of new writing.

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.

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.

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. Love Wimbledon BID achieves this objective by delivering engaging events and placemaking, providing inspiring businesses services and support, developing leading marketing and promotion and working to ensure a brighter future for Wimbledon.

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.

CHAS

Gold Sponsor

CHAS is the UK’s leading provider of risk prevention, compliance and supply chain management services for clients and contractors. We work in partnership with leading industry bodies and independent organisations to provide a single solution for accreditation, risk assessment, supply chain management and industry training. CHAS is an authority and trusted advisor on health & safety compliance, responsible for setting industry benchmarks and providing the Common Assessment Standards. Our aim is simple; to standardise and simplify health and safety assessment for contractors; to support organisations in efficiently managing their supply chains and to deliver a full suite of supply chain management tools.

QudoCloud

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. At QudoCloud we are about providing Cloud based Communications and Collaboration services that allow our customers to operate their businesses as they need.  Whether working from the office, working from home or Hybrid Working, our applications and services offer solutions for all. We offer 30 day contracts that can be set up within minutes to suit your requirements. We can provide access to office telephony services through either physical handsets on your desk or through mobile phones, we can also connect you through software Collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams or Webex. We also offer scalable full Omni Channel contact centre services for your customer support teams. Our friendly sales and support teams are always available for a chat and to offer advice.

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

Since 2009, Clownfish Events has helped blue chip companies, high-street brands and household names impress their guests and clients at corporate events.

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.

2021 Highlights

Merton’s business heroes were celebrated at a dazzling awards ceremony at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.