Merchant Bankers To Sponsor Merton Business Awards

Close Brothers are backing local awards

Organisers of this year's Merton Best Business Awards have announced a new and high profile sponsor for this year's competition.

Leading merchant banking group, Close Brothers, has put its name behind the awards which seek to put the spotlight on the achievements and successes of the borough's wealth creating enterprises.

"Close Brothers is a high profile brand not only in Merton and London but across the country," said Diana Sterck, chief executive of the awards organiser, Merton Chamber of Commerce. "It's a fantastic boost for us to have Close Brothers joining our amazing team."

Close Brothers is a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. Close Brothers Group plc employs 2,800 people, principally in the UK and has an office in Wimbledon town centre.

Mike Randall, CEO Close Brothers Asset Finance, said: "We are delighted to be joining the team at Merton Best Business Awards because we are a perfect fit. Our clients are the doers and makers of things, the wealth creators, the investors, and the savers, just like the people who enter and win these awards."

The Merton Best Business Awards are open for entries from all businesses in the borough, not just members of the Merton Chamber of Commerce. The deadline is June 17.

To enter the awards or find out more about the categories, visit

June 8, 2015