The winners of the second annual Kensington & Chelsea Business Awards were announced on 26th September at a glittering ceremony at the Millennium Gloucester Kensington Hotel. Click Here to see all our winners and finalists
Hosted by the Kensington &
Chelsea Chamber of Commerce in association with the Holiday Inn Kensington High Street as headline sponsor, the 2019 Kensington & Chelsea Business
Awards sought to recognise and reward the achievements of the local business
community across the whole of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the first ever Kensington & Chelsea Business Awards at a glittering ceremony at the Millennium Gloucester Kensington Hotel. Beginning with a reception guests from the local business world networked with each other before being treated to a sumptuous three-course gala dinner, followed by the awards ceremony itself.
David Blackmoret, a presenter on ITV's This Morning, hosted the ceremony, with awards presented by category sponsors in front of an audience of more than 185 people. Awards were presented in twelve categories, including employer of the year, best new business, best hotel and best independent retailer. All category winners were put forward for the coveted title of overall ‘Business of the Year’.
The Business of the Year award was presented to Da Mario Restaurant, an Italian restaurant in Kensington with family roots back to the formation of Pizza Express in the 1960's.
Speaking at the ceremony, Michael Stone, chairman of Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, said: “These awards demonstrate that we have a vibrant and engaging business community in Kensington & Chelsea. I am completely amazed at the quality and high standard of the businesses we have in the borough and I’m proud of all those who entered the awards. They’re employing serious numbers of people, they are innovative, they’re trading internationally and they’re growing.”