Merton Winners

Celebrating the Best Businesses of Merton

Top businesses and entrepreneurs shine at the Merton Best Business Awards

At the seventh annual Merton Best Business Awards, held at the prestigious All England Lawn Tennis Club, over 240 guests gathered to celebrate the best businesses and entrepreneurs in the borough.

Sponsored by Merton Council, and WSM Advisors, and organised by Merton Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event saw 150 entries from a wide variety of sectors compete for 16 categories. There was also a posthumous award for Time & Leisure’s Tony Kane for his services to the community.

Time & Leisure was media partner for the awards, providing coverage leading up to the event, filming on the night and live social media coverage, with interviews with all the winners.

Gina Conway and her team from Gina Conway Salon & Spa collected three awards including Best Overall Winner. Said Gina: “I feel really proud of my team for making this happen because I can’t do without them and so grateful for having the opportunity to be here at the Merton Best Business Awards.

“We try to make a big difference in the world and make the world a better place. And we do it every day with our guests. Thank you so much to my team, to our clients and to Merton.”

Said Simon Marsh, partner at headline sponsors WSM Advisors: “We were delighted to once again sponsor the Merton Best Business Awards, alongside Merton Borough Council, at the All England Club.

“These awards are a true example to show that hard work, dedication and belief in your business really does get you recognised, not only in the community but outside as well.”

And the Winners are…

Gina Conway Salon & Spa

The Andrew Wakefield Award
Tony Kane

Best Enterprising Business
Winner – Belderbos Landscapes
Runner Up – Finling Associates Limited

Best Apprentice Of The Year
Winner – White Light Ltd
Runner Up – TWM Solicitors

Entrepreneur Of The Year
Winner – White Light Ltd
Runner Up – TWM Solicitors

Best Employer of the Year
Winner – Esente Hair
Runner Up – Fayre & Square Wimbledon

Best Medium Business
Winner – Gina Conway Salon & Spa
Runner Up – SANTORO

Best New Business
Winner – Zéro
Runner Up – Cause Communications

Best Large Business
Winner –
Runner Up – Itsu

Best in the Creative Sector
Winner – Polka Theatre
Runner Up – Rainbow Productions Ltd

Entrepreneur of the Year
Winner – RyGas Ltd
Runner Up – Blue Wave Swim School

Best Small Business
Winner – Swords Travel
Runner Up – Mystery Cube

Best Customer Service
Winner – RyGas Ltd
Runner Up – Esente Hair

Top Woman in Business
Winner – Figges Marsh Dental
Runner Up – Charlotte Loves

The Extra Mile
Winner – Esente Hair
Runner Up – The Alexandra

Positive Workplace
Winner – Lu-Ma Café
Runner Up – Peldon Rose

Best Service Excellence
Winner – Gina Conway Salon & Spa
Runner Up – The Alexandra

Best Restaurant of the Year
Winner – Aya Cuisine
Runner Up – Lu-Ma Café

Best Pub of the Year
Winner – Prince of Wales
Runner Up – The Alexandra