Fulham Firms Shine in Brilliant Business Awards

Fitrooms, Computer Angels and Vagabond among winners

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Businesses from across Hammersmith and Fulham are celebrating after being crowned best in the borough in the second annual Brilliant Business Awards.

Three firms from Fulham were among the winners, led by Fitrooms gym in North End Road which won the overall My Favourite Business award.

Owner Mario Pederzolli said: " Everyone’s really excited. It’s very flattering to win a trophy. It’s testament to our loyal members and all of the hard work we’ve put into the business. It’s our tenth birthday this month and we always wanted to be a focal point for the community."

Mayor Frances Stainton with David West of Fitrooms in Fulham

H & F Mayor with David West of Fitrooms and Alyson Moffat and Bob Stammers of Hammersmith Kings Mall, award sponsors



Other winners were Vagabond Wines in Vanston Place, named Best Fulham Business and Munster Road based Computer Angels winners of the award for Best Business Supporter of the Community.

Here are the results in full:

My Favourite Business – Fitrooms 
Best Customer Service – Horton and Garton Estate Agents 
Best New Business – Cherry Red hair salon 
Best Business Supporter of the Community – Computer Angels 
Best Business Entrepreneur – Charlie Raworth (Bush Hall) 
Best Creative Business – Petit Miracle Interiors 
Best Food Business – Parparellu Maltese Cafe 
Best Fulham Business – Vagabond Wines 
Best Hammersmith Business – Fast Signs 
Best Shepherds Bush Business – Exchange Group Training Centre

The awards, organised by H&F Council with help from local businesses saw a whopping 2,300 votes cast by members of the public.

Across ten categories, judges selected a shortlist of eight businesses in each category, who were And those shortlisted businesses were all invited to Bush Hall on November 7.

Opening the awards night was H&F Council Leader, Cllr Nicholas Botterill, who said: "H&F is the borough of opportunity and we do our utmost to help and support local businesses large or small to succeed. Local businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy and we salute you for all of your hard work and determination."

Businesses received their trophies from H&F Mayor, Cllr Frances Stainton. The council’s Business Champion, Cllr Robert Iggulden, also praised the commitment of local business self-starters who have persevered through tough economic times in the past few years.


November 12, 2013