Businesses and entrepreneurs encouraged to enter Merton Best Business Awards

Businesses and entrepreneurs are being encouraged to enter the Merton Best Business Awards.

Merton Council is sponsoring two of the 16 award categories – Best Medium Business and Entrepreneur of the Year.

The Best Medium Business Award is aimed at businesses with between 20 and 100 employees and can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in the enterprise, as well as sound management practice.

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is for entrepreneurs demonstrating innovation, creativity and the ability to think and behave differently to the norm – turning their ideas into business opportunities.

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, said: “Merton is a business-like council and we are proud to be sponsoring two categories in the Merton Best Business Awards for Best Medium Business and Entrepreneur of the Year.

“Merton is a great place to do business and these awards recognise the achievements of businesses and entrepreneurs who drive our local economy with their innovation and creativity.

“I am encouraging businesses across the borough to enter these prestigious awards and their customers to nominate them.”

Chief Executive Diana Sterck said: “I think our 2019 categories really get to the heart of best practice – how businesses and the people within them are empowered and valued as part of overall success.

“The Merton Business Awards really celebrate businesses in the difficult and challenging times and offer a way to differentiate businesses from competitors. We can’t wait to see who enters and wish all the very best of luck.”

For more information about the awards and to make a nomination or enter your business for an award, visit: or call 020 8944 5501 or email:

The closing date for nominations and entries is 21 June and a shortlist of finalists will be published in July.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony which will take place on 26 September at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon.