Merton Best Business Awards 2023 – Winners Announced

Merton Best Business Awards 2023 – Winners Announced

Find out who the winners were in this year’s prestigious awards, celebrating the achievements of businesses in the borough.

Last night, at an awards night to truly remember, the Merton business community came together to celebrate, reward their teams and enjoy the fun carnival-themed vibes at AFC Wimbledon.

The glamorous ceremony, organised by Merton Chamber of Commerce, was a great opportunity for businesses to be recognised for their innovation, dedication and brilliance. With categories such as Independent Business Award, Best Customer Service, Sustainable Impact and Best New Business, there was a huge variety of areas for different businesses to demonstrate their excellence.

Time & Leisure are proud to be continuing media partners for this event, and we were thrilled to be the sponsors for Best in the Creative Sector, presented by our very own Lucy Kane!

It was a night full of celebrations for Home Instead Wimbledon & Kingston, who came away with category awards for the ‘Digital Excellence Award’ and ‘Top Woman in Business’ and then sensationally crowned Best Business in Merton. The judges were impressed by their ability to adapt well during difficult times and use technology to overcome their challenges. They were equally inspired by their application from a very impressive woman, who has worked hard to achieve success and to develop not only her business but her own skills as a leader.

Pictured: Clare Jefferies of Home Instead, winner of Top Woman in Business and three additional awards.

There was a touching and emotional speech from winner Clare Jefferies, who said about her win: “I’ve been running my business for 13 years and all I think of is delivering the best care I possibly can for older people in their homes…that’s what we do, and we do it really well. My team makes every day special for an older person in Merton and I’d like to say thanks to my team and all my 150 carers…this award is for them!”

Home Instead celebrating their wins

Congratulations to all the finalists. It was a night full of shining wins for many.

Read on to discover who the runners up and winners were this year…

Sustainable Impact Award

Winner – Whitespace Group

Runner Up – Our Lady of Greens

Team of the Year

Winner – Therapy4Kids

Runner Up – Polka Theatre

Contribution to the Community

Winner – Ecklee Supermarket

Runner Up – Domestic & General

Best New Business

Winner – The Golf Groove

Runner Up – CASA Creative Studios

Best Independent Business

Winner – WSE London

Runner Up – CASA Creative Studios

Digital Excellence Award

Winner – Home Instead Wimbledon and Merton

Runner Up – Fitness Space Wimbledon

Charity of the Year

Winner – Dons Local Action Group

Runner Up – Art Division Ltd

Employer of the Year

Winner – D&G Global

Runner Up – Deen City Farm

Business Innovation Award

Winner – Zone Creation

Runner Up – Theo Paphitis Retail Group

Hospitality Business of the Year

Winner – Metronome Coffee House

Runner Up – Wafflemeister Wimbledon

Best in the Creative Sector

Winner – Polka Theatre

Runner Up – Mitcham Town Community Trust

Sport and Fitness Business of the Year

Winner – Stronger Fitness and Martial Arts

Runner Up – Sean Mcinnes Sports Coaching

Best in the Property Sector

Winner – Lewis & Co

Runner Up – Russell Hewes Limited

Top Woman in Business

Winner – Clare Jefferies – Home Instead Wimbledon and Merton

Runner Up – Amy Gasson – Mint Wellbeing

Best Customer Service Award

Winner – BMS Transport

Runner Up – Wimbledon Babysitting Agency

Best Business in Merton

Winner – Home Instead Wimbledon and Merton

Congratulations to everyone! It was a fabulous night full of celebrations, and it was wonderful to see so many hard-working businesses recognised for their brilliance and tenacity. Until next year! #MertonBest

Are you a Merton-based business? Find out how to apply for next year HERE