Healthy Workplace winner: Harnham Group

Merton Best Business Awards: The Clock is Ticking!

Deadline to enter The Merton Best Business Awards is fast approaching

The last date for applying for the Merton Best Business Awards is the 21st 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 more required 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.”


Category focus

With 16 categories this year, there is sure to be one that will fit you and your business. We take a look at a few in detail below. Perhaps these might be the perfect match?

Top woman

It’s a sad fact that women are under-represented in leaderships roles, and often outnumbered at board and senior management levels, as well as underpaid in comparison to male counterparts. This award looks to celebrate women who have made it to the top and are paving the way for other women to follow.

Positive workplace

When employees work in an environment where they feel supported, the results speak for themselves. This category is for those who go above and beyond for those businesses who provide a positive environment for their employees. Could this be you?

Employer of the year

This category is for businesses that invest in their employees and see the benefits that arise from attracting, developing and retaining their staff. All key elements in building a successful business.

Service excellence

And so the saying goes: “The customer is always right” and that is at the heart of this category. What strategies have you put in places to ensure your customers always get exceptional service?

Creative sector

Perhaps your business has undertaken new projects in the creative sector that have proven to be hugely successful? Show them to us and take us on a journey and fire our imaginations.

Enter the awards now!