Ugli Voted Best Business in Shepherd's Bush

Wood Lane creative campus comes top in Brilliant Business Awards

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Ugli, White City's Creative and Media Campus has been voted the best business in Shepherd's Bush in this year's Brilliant Business Awards.

Ugli, in a surplus BBC building opposite Television Centre on Wood Lane, was created with the support of the BBC and offers " a truly communal space" - providing affordable office space and meeting areas for local people setting up businesses.

Ugli, whose website has the appropriate title Lovely Inside says its launch in 2011, the campus has grown into a community of like-minded companies encouraging the growth of each other's business.

On their blog, Ugli celebrates its success in the awards, saying: " We're really pleased for all of our Ugli member companies to share in this image-boosting honour, and hope it has a great impact on their businesses.

" Ugli is a great success story in the power of up-cycling in an age of huge budget raze-and-rebuilt development."

Runners-up in the category were KSK Associates, architects based in Ellingham Road in Shepherd's Bush.

Other well known local names featuring in the awards were The Bush Theatre, which won the overall title of Favourite Business, estate agents Horton and Garton, winners of the Marketing Award and Best Independent Local Business and runner-up in the Innovation Award and Finlay Brewer, runner-up in Best Supporter of the Community.

Shepherd's Bush hairdressers Cherry Red meanwhile were runner-up in the Best Customer Service category, while the Cherry Red's Bonnie was voted Employee of the Year.

They were among businesses of all shapes and sizes, including pubs, estate agents, restaurants and hairdressers from across the borough who won awards in 14 categories at Hammersmith Town Hall on November 26.

Here is a full list of winners:

Best New Business 
WINNER: L’Amorosa 
RUNNER-UP: Funky Juice

Innovation Award 
WINNER: Firefly 
RUNNER-UP: Horton and Garton

Marketing Award 
WINNER: Horton and Garton 

Best Customer Service 
WINNER: The Andover Arms 
RUNNER-UP: Cherry Red

Best Business Supporter of the Community 
WINNER: Works4U 
RUNNER-UP: Finlay Brewer

Best Creative Business 
WINNER: The Music House for Children 
RUNNER-UP: Ugli Campus

Best Food Business 
RUNNER-UP: The Andover Arms

Best Shepherds Bush Business 
WINNER:  Ugli Campus 
RUNNER-UP: KSKa Architects

Best Hammersmith Business 
WINNER: Works4U 

Best Fulham Business 
WINNER: Becky Blooms 
RUNNER-UP: Environ Property Services

Best Independent Local Business 
WINNER: Horton and Garton 
RUNNERS-UP: Azou and Frost Meadowcroft

Employee of the Year 
WINNER: Bonnie, Cherry Red 
RUNNER-UP: Clarissa Stoneham, H&F Citizens Advice Bureau

My Favourite Business 
WINNER: Bush Theatre 
RUNNER-UP: Shoots & Leaves

People’s Choice (public vote) 
RUNNER-UP: Naama (Deli W12 7LL)

You can see a gallery of pictures taken at the awards here>

Cllr Andrew Jones, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, says: "The success of local businesses small and large is vital to the future of Hammersmith & Fulham’s economy, and I commend all this year’s winners for their hard-won awards. We now look forward to working ever more closely with local firms to make sure all parts of our borough enjoy a thriving business environment."

Tomorrow, December 6, the council is supporting a special Festive Market in North End Road when, for the first time, Becky and other stallholders will be selling their products in a traffic- free environment. You can find out more details here.

December 5, 2014