Search Starts For Merton's Best Businesses

Annual local business awards are launched

The search has begun for Merton's best businesses with the launch of the 2012 Merton Business Awards.

The awards, in association with WSM Partners LLP, have been developed by South London Business, Merton Council and Merton Chamber of Commerce, to reward and celebrate the borough's dynamic and innovative businesses.

Diana Sterck (left), Chief Executive of Merton Chamber of Commerce, said: "As the borough-based Chamber of Commerce, we are very excited about the awards. They showcase both the sponsors and winners and help put Merton businesses on the map in these challenging economic times.

"As an organisation that works with over 4,000 businesses we experience, on a day-to-day basis, the difference between those businesses who are customer orientated and those that aren't. That's why we – as the borough-based business solutions agency – are sponsoring the best Business for Customer Service.

"We believe that excellence in customer service is something to aspire to and something that can make a real difference to your business success. If you are a business that places the customer at the heart of what you do and provides excellence and high customer satisfaction levels, this is the category to showcase your achievements."

Companies can enter one or more of the 11 different categories. The twelfth category – Business of the Year – is the overall winner chosen by a panel of judges.

Helen Clark Bell, from Merton Chamber of Commerce, encourages business to enter one or more of the 11 categories.

She said: "There is a wealth of talent and a wide variety of businesses in Merton and the Merton Business Awards gives us the chance to recognise and celebrate these businesses. Applying for the awards is free and open to all and we recommend businesses use it as a great marketing opportunity as well as using the application process as a developmental tool. Merton Chamber is proud to support the Merton Business Awards for the third year and encourages all businesses in the borough to apply."

May 13, 2012