Hosted by TV presenter Dan Lobb (pictured below) at The Grand Sapphire Hotel in Croydon, the evening promises top class networking, entertainment and excitement as the winners of the 2019 Croydon Business Excellence Awards in association with Willmott Dixon are exclusively announced.
Looking forward to the glittering event, Croydon’s cabinet member for economy and jobs, Councillor Manju Shahul-Hameed (pictured below, centre) thanked the awards sponsors and praised the borough’s high achieving businesses.
She said: “I’m so proud of our fantastic business community and we at the council are pleased to support the fifth annual Croydon Business Excellence Awards, which reward and promote the entrepreneurship and hard work of our businesses, who boost Croydon’s economy. Congratulations to everyone who took part – and I look forward to meeting the well-deserved winners on the evening.”
Tickets are already going fast for the 2019 event for 450 guests, who will enjoy a networking drinks reception, a three course dinner with wine, entertainment and dancing until late to a live band. The highlight of the evening will the presentation of the 14 category awards as well as the premier award, the title of Croydon Business of the Year.
Brian Warner (pictured above), Delivery Director with headline sponsor Willmott Dixon said: “Sponsoring these awards is really exciting because it enables Willmott Dixon to put something back into the Croydon community we work in. The awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the borough’s businesses and people and the awards ceremony is a great way to bring everyone together to celebrate their achievements.”
A record number of entries were submitted to this year’s awards with the 111 shortlisted companies progressing to the second round of judging interviews which took place earlier this month.
The free to enter categories include the new Apprentice Employer of the Year award; a Night Time Economy award for dining, leisure and entertainment businesses; the Enterprising Young Person of the Year award for ambitious18 to 25 year olds; and the Best Business for Digital, Data and Technology.
*The Croydon Business Excellence Awards 2019 are sponsored by Willmott Dixon, London Borough of Croydon, Bluebird Care Croydon, Croydon College, Little Fish, Queen’s Square, Regent Land, and Sussex Innovation Croydon. They are supported by AMP House Serviced Offices, Catering by Justin, Chequers, Handelsbanken, Insight 6, Mobile Bar Hire, Grand Sapphire Hotel & Banqueting and Croydon Chamber.
To book tickets for the Gala Dinner and Charity Ball at The Grand Sapphire Hotel, Croydon on Thursday, 3rd October 2019, https://croydonawards.co.uk/