What business or trader do you think deserves an H&F Brilliant Business Award this year?
Is it your local barber? Staff of a new restaurant down the road? Or even the latest tech start-up in White City?
“We want residents to help us shine a light on the best businesses in the borough,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy and the Arts.
“The awards are a great way to celebrate and support the businesses which play a crucial role in our thriving local economy as we aim to be the best place to do business in Europe.”
This is the seventh year of the awards which continue to grow in popularity with the number of entries increasing year after year.
The awards form part of the council’s Industrial Strategy (pdf) with Imperial College London to make the borough the best place to live, work and play in Europe.
Last year, Fort 4 Fun was named the Best New Business at the H&F Brilliant Business Awards.
“It was great to get the recognition from the council for all the hard work we are doing,” said Fort 4 Fun founder, Stella Linares. “The stamp of approval from the H&F Brilliant Business awards gives you an edge on your competitors while also doing wonders for your team.
“There was such a buzz around my team after we won the award. It really did lift the spirits and made them feel proud about the work they are doing every day.”
The affordable after-school childcare service in Melcombe Primary School in Fulham Palace Road went from having 200 families on their books, to 500 in just the last year.
Stella, who grew up in Fulham, started out teaching at the primary school in Fulham before she decided to form Fort 4 Fun three years ago.
Free to enter
Businesses can also nominate themselves, in up to two categories, in the judges’ prize category of the H&F Brill Bizz awards.
The awards, which are the highlight of the business year in H&F, are simple and free to enter.
The council has added some exciting new categories, including Best Tech Start-up and Best Creative Start-up, which is supported by Upstream, the council’s new partnership with Imperial College London to make H&F a leading destination for the biotech, digital and creative industries.
Businesses can nominate themselves by just downloading the application form on the website. There are 13 different categories to choose from with the closing date on Thursday 4 October.
The winners will be announced at a glitzy awards evening on Wednesday 7 November. See H&F Brill Bizz for tickets or sponsorship opportunities.
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