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Merton Best Business Awards – Finalists Announced

From salons to solicitors, this year’s awards shortlist shines a light on Merton’s vibrant and diverse business community.

Now in their 9th year, the Merton Best Business Awards celebrate and recognise the local business community with a range of prestigious awards. In 2021, after a difficult 18 months, the award categories were redesigned to reflect the challenges of the pandemic and showcase how Merton’s businesses had survived, revived and thrived.

The judging panel, made up of representatives from local businesses, received over 180 applications for award categories including Leader of the Year, Innovative & Creative Technology, Independent Retailer and the Climate Action Award. Members of the public were also invited to join the judging process by voting for their favourite local business hero and hospitality business.

CEO of Merton Chamber of Commerce, Diana Sterck, said: “We were thrilled that so many local businesses applied for this year’s awards, despite the difficult economic climate and the ongoing, day-to-day challenges of running a business in 2021. The judges were blown away by the stories of courage, resilience and kindness that they read, and it was harder than ever to whittle down a shortlist. Every Merton business should feel exceptionally proud of their journey over the past couple of years and we are looking forward to celebrating at our gala awards ceremony next month.”

To see the list of finalists for each award category, please visit Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 1st December.