Shortlist unveiled for Kingston Business Excellence Awards

Shortlist unveiled for Kingston Business Excellence Awards

Businesses across Kingston will be popping open the champagne after making the shortlist for the prestigious Business Excellence Awards in association with NatWest.

The successful companies will now go forward to Judging Day on September 15, where they will give short presentations to judges in the hope of being crowned the best of the best.

Winners will be announced at the glitziest event on the Kingston business calendar - the Awards' Gala Dinner at Holiday Inn Kingston South on October 15, hosted by celebrity broadcaster and columnist Julia Hartley-Brewer. To book your tickets for the Gala Dinner, go to www.kingstonawards.co.uk/The-Awards

The awards are spearheaded by Kingston Chamber of Commerce, Kingstonfirst and the Royal Borough of Kingston. White Label has been instrumental in marketing the campaign, securing sponsors, overseeing the shortlisting process, appointing the independent adjudicator, and organising the Gala Dinner. We have delivered more than 10 regular awards programmes across various South London boroughs in the past five years.

The shortlisted Kingston businesses are:

Commitment to the Community - Sponsored by Veolia

Cornucopia Events

Genuine Solutions

Glenmore House

Kingston Pound Community Association

New England Seafood

The Good Life Surbiton

Best Business for Customer Service - Sponsored by John Lewis

Duel Services

Fallows & Company

Genuine Solutions

Headquarters Hair Salon

Horrocks and Boyd

Househandlers

MeetingPoint Global Ltd.

Metropolis Hairdressing

Best Start Up Business - Sponsored by TWM Solicitors LLP

Fortunella Limited

New Devi Tandoori

Prestige Business Solutions

The Wych Elm Kingston Ltd

Young Lilies

Best Young Entrepreneur - Sponsored by New Devi Tandoori

Fiona Quinn - From the Ground Up

Luke Whitelock - IQ in IT

Giampiero Leonardi - Your Art to Canvas

Best Business for Food and Hospitality - Sponsored by Direct Colour Ltd

Comptoir Libanais

Glenmore House

New Devi Tandoori

Ravens Ait

Sun Hotel Ltd

Warren House

Independent Retailer of the Year - Sponsored by KingstonFirst

Banquet Gravity DIP Ltd

Ex Cellar

Horrocks and Boyd

The Repair Station

Your Art to Canvas

Best Business for Leisure and Entertainment

Cornucopia Events

Glenmore House

Rose Theatre Kingston

Sun Hotel Ltd

Best SME Business - Sponsored by Cattaneo Commercial Ltd

Duel Services

Fallows & Company

GSUK

MeetingPoint Global Ltd

Metropolis Hairdressing

Speclean

Style Bureau

The London Prosthetic Centre

Best Business for Training, Development and Apprenticeships - Sponsored by Kingston College

Duel Services

Genuine Solutions

John Lewis

MeetingPoint Global Ltd.

Metropolis Hairdressing

Speclean

Best Charity and Social Enterprise

Balance

Born Too Soon

Creative Youth

From the Ground Up

Learn English at Home

Love Kingston

Best Creative and Media Sector Business - Sponsored by Kingston University

Cornucopia Events

Fabryan London

Figment Agency

JPY ltd

The Good Life Surbiton

Best Technology Company

Benn Tech

IQ in IT

John Rose Eye Care

JPY ltd

Open Energy Market

Best Business for Marketing and Social Media

Cornucopia Events

Figment Agency

Kingston Pound Community Association

Ravens Ait

Rose Theatre Kingston

Entrants were shortlisted by independent adjudicator Ross Sturley. Ross has an impressive CV spanning a whole sector of industries over the last 20 years including property, construction, science, global work, pharmaceuticals, entertainment and business to business media. He is currently principal of Chart Lane.

To keep up-to-date on the latest news from the awards, follow @kingstonawards on Twitter.