Shortlist Announced for 2014 Brilliant Business Awards

Winners to be announced at gala ceremony held in Town Hall

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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.

Residents were also asked to nominate a business which has changed its fortunes through originality or problem solving.

" It’s great that so many residents have got involved in nominating the local businesses they love," says Cllr Ben Coleman, chairman of the Economy, Housing, Regeneration and the Arts Policy and Accountability Committee.

" This is our way of thanking our best local businesses for all they do for the borough. Every business nominated is a winner and I look forward to learning which the judges have put first."

The top firms in each category will be announced at a gala celebration at Hammersmith Town Hall on November 26.

" 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."

Judging by a panel of local industry experts will be hosted by the Dorsett Hotel in Shepherd's Bush on November 13.

The full list of shortlisted nominees for the 2014 Brilliant Business Awards

Best Business Supporter of the Community
Al-Dimashqi
Cherry Red
Citizens Advice Bureau
Computer Angels
Fastsigns
Finlay Brewer
Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteers
Imperial Chiropractic
London Plus Credit Union
Works 4-U

Best Creative Business
Azou Restaurant
Bush Theatre
Cherry Red
Fulham Opera
Monty PR
Naama Ltd
Petit Miracles
The Fulham and Chelsea Cake Company
The Music House for Children
Ugli

Best Customer Service
Andover Arms
Azou Restaurant
Becky's Blooms
Bishops Bark
Cherry Red
Fastsigns
Horton and Garton
Indian Zing
Naama Ltd
Neptune Fulham
NHS Dentist

Best Food Business
Anarkali
Andover Arms
Azou Restaurant
Indian Zing
Labi's Deli
Naama Ltd
Parsons Nose
Rafaello
The Fulham and Chelsea Cake Company
The Grove

Best Fulham Business
Becky's Blooms
Bishops Bark
Darlings of Chelsea
Environ Property Services
Labi's Deli
MK of Fulham Electrical Services
Neptune Fulham
NHS Dentist
Parsons Nose
Plate Tableware
The Fulham and Chelsea Cake Company

Best Hammersmith Business
Azou Restaurant
Brook Green Hotel
Fastsigns
Horton and Garton
Indian Zing
Mind the Flat
Monty PR
Pure Barberism
The Grove
Works 4-U

Best Local Independent Business
Azou Restaurant
Bishops Bark
Bushwacker Wholefoods
Cherry Red
Frost Meadowcroft
Horton and Garton
Kerr and Co
Mind the Flat
Naama Ltd
Plate Tableware

Best New Business
Cherry Red
Funky Juice
Garden Café
Guadeloupe
L'Amorosa
Mind the Flat
Naama Ltd
Sportarian
Wild Foodmarket

Best Shepherd's Bush Business
Al-Dimashqi
Askew Wine
Bush Hall
Cherry Red
KSKa Architects
Naama Ltd
The Music House for Children
Ugli

Employee of the Year
Andra @ Bishops Bark
Bonnie @ Cherry Red
Clarissa @ Citezens Advice Bureau
Jana @ Bishops Bark


Innovation
Azou Restaurant
FireFly
Horton and Garton

Marketing
Azou Restaurant
Horton and Garton

My Favourite Business
Azou Restaurant
Bishops Bark
Bush Theatre
Cherry Red
Darlings of Chelsea
Labi's Deli
Mind the Flat
Naama Ltd
Shoots and Leaves
Works 4-U

For more details on the H&F Brilliant Business Award, visit the awards website (opens new window).

 

 

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 business-desk@lbhf.gov.uk, 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:

  • Your favourite business
  • Best customer service
  • Best new business
  • Best business supporter of the community
  • Best Food business
  • Best Shepherds Bush business
  • Best Hammersmith business
  • Best Fulham business
  • Innovation award 
  • Best local business
  • Employee of the year
  • Marketing award
  • People's choice (most voted for by the public over all categories)

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 nicki.burgess@lbhf.gov.uk 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 business-desk@lbhf.gov.uk, 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