Launch of the Merton Best Business Awards 2024

Launch of the Merton Best Business Awards 2024

Local awards to celebrate and recognise businesses in Merton

The 2024 Merton Best Business Awards officially launched on Wednesday 20 March, with a new set of categories to not only recognise and promote excellence, innovation and best practice in Merton – but to reward the innovators, the success stories and the entrepreneurs.

Whether you are a homebased business or a small, medium or large employer, there is a category for you.

The awards this year are:

  • Sport and Fitness Business of the Year
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award
  • Independent Business Award 
  • Hospitality Business Award
  • Best New Business
  • Freelancer of the Year
  • Charity of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • Best Enterprising Business
  • Online Retailer Award
  • Best in the Creative Sector
  • Sustainable Impact Award
  • Contribution to the Community
  • Best Customer Service Award – Public Vote

Thinking about applying?

  • The competition is open to all businesses based in Merton, that commenced trading prior to January 2022. If you are part of a national business, you should have a significant business operation in Merton. 
  • The one exception to this is Best New Business which is open to all businesses in Merton who commenced trading after January 2022. 
  • The Charity of the Year Award is the only category open to charities, who should be based in Merton. If you are a national charity brand, you should have a significant operation in Merton. 
  • You may enter up to two categories. In addition to this you can also enter, or be nominated, for the public vote category.    
  • The awards are FREE to enter!

To apply for an award or vote for your favourite business, visit the business award website The deadline for applications is Friday 14th June 2024.