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20th Dec 2017

2017 – A Great Year for Wandsworth Chamber

Projects and Events promoting Business in the Borough Build a Better Business Community

Business Awards Winners 2017

Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce has expanded its activities during the past year, with many events and partnerships. The Wandsworth Business Awards reached their fifth year, with huge support from the community.

Over the year there were hundreds of well-attended events, including the Beermat Mondays - networking for entrepreneurs, the NextinTech conference organised by Wandsworth Digitech, and numerous business breakfasts and other productive gatherings of people in one of the most dynamic business boroughs in London.

Steve Pinto, CEO of Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce said, “We are putting lots of effort into promoting businesses in the borough, both existing and startups, so we all can benefit from having a critical mass of companies in the area.”

In 2018 The Take One Young Person project will swing into high gear. It is a challenge for Wandsworth businesses to ‘Take One’ young person – to provide work experience, an Internship, a Traineeship, an Apprenticeship, support a volunteer placement or through mentoring, a young person to help them gain experience and further their career.

Wandsworth Business Awards Winners:

Best Business for Customer Service

Winner - reCentre Health Ltd

Highly Commended - Pearl Chemist

Commended - Northcote Chiro Clinic

Best New Business

Winner - Aquapro Plumbing & Heating Ltd

Highly Commended - Aspire2inspire Dyslexia

Commended - Melinas Gift Shop

Independent retailer of the Year

Winner - Tooting Market

Highly Commended - Wandsworth Oasis

Commended - Minar Jewellers

Best SME Business

Winner - Le Bureau

Highly Commended - Minar Jewellers

Commended - Beaver Pest Control LLP

Entrepreneur of the Year

Winner - David Layton - Brick & Liquor

Highly commended - Victoria Christie - Graveney Gin

Commended - Kiki Evans - Unwined in Tooting/Pearl Chemist

Best Charity/Social Enterprise

Winner - Battersea Power Station Development Company

Highly Commended - Wandsworth Oasis

Commended - Be-enriched

Best Business for Marketing & Social Media

Winner - Brick & Liquor

Highly Commended - Pearl Chemist

Commended - Keepsake Videos

International Business of the Year

Winner - My Nametags

Employer of the Year

Winner - Julius Rutherfoord

Highly Commended - Unwined in Tooting

Commended - Indian Room

Best Eatery

Winner - Bunga Bunga

Highly Commended - Indian Room 

Commended - Brick & Liquor & Nuvola Bakery

Business of the Year

Winner - My Nametags

Author: This article was written by Julian Jackson, Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce's resident blogger and copywriter -