Shortlist Announced for 2014 Brilliant Business Awards
Winners to be announced at gala ceremony held in Town Hall
The shortlist for this year's Hammersmith and Fulham Brilliant Business Award has been announced.
Local residents have made more than 3,000 nominations for their favourite local firms in 13 different categories, including separate categories for businesses in Shepherds' Bush, Hammersmith and Fulham, My Favourite Business, Best New Business and Best Business Supporter in the Community.
" Winning the Best Creative Business award last year was a real boost to our business," says Elisicia Moore, director of Petit Miracles retail start-up hub in Shepherds Bush. " It helped grow sales and improved team morale. We are our proud to display the award in our shop – it tells our customers we are the best at what we do."
esidents, shoppers and workers are being asked to go online and nominate local businesses for one or more Hammersmith & Fulham Brilliant Business Awards.
Championed by H&F Council, the awards put the borough's finest and most outstanding businesses, entrepreneurs and community-minded enterprises into the spotlight, and recognise their achievements.
Businesses across Hammersmith are hoping to repeat their success in the 2013 awards, when Fast Signs won Best Hammersmith business, estate agents Horton and Garton were given the award for Best Customer Service and Maltese cafe Parparellu was voted Best Food Business.
Chellies sandwich shop in King Street meanwhile won a special surprise award for amassing the highest number of votes across the entire competition.
It's never been easier to vote - just visit www.lbhfbba.com and follow the instructions. You can also email nominations to email@example.com, call 020 8753 5585 and leave a your nomination details or vote in person at the town hall's reception in King Street.
The award categories are:
The closing date for nominations is Sunday October 19. Votes will be counted and the top eight business nominations in each category will be contacted and asked to submit a simple application form along with evidence about why they feel they should win the category for which they have been nominated. These forms will be assessed by a panel of independent judges made up of industry specialists.
The H&F Brilliant Business Awards celebration evening will take place on November 26 at St Paul's Church, in Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith.
Businesses can download a Brilliant Business Awards business pack and 'Vote for Us' poster at www.lbhfbba.com.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a hard copy or would like further information.
Launching this year's awards, Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F's cabinet member for economic development and regeneration said: "These awards highlight the fantastic quality and variety of the 17,000 businesses we have in H&F - cafes, restaurants, hairdressers, beauticians, market stalls, architects and even financial advisors!
"The council's new administration wants to make sure people who live and work in the borough support their local enterprises, keep shopping in their areas and vote for the businesses they love."
It's never been easier to vote - just visit www.lbhfbba.com (opens new window) and follow the instructions. You can also email nominations to email@example.com, call 020 8753 5585 and leave a your nomination details or vote in person at the town hall's reception in King Street.
September 17, 2014