Winners of inaugural Kensington & Chelsea Business Awards announced at glittering ceremony

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The Kensington & Chelsea Business Awards is an exciting programme developed and organised to reward and celebrate many dynamic and innovative businesses in the borough.

Launched in March 2019, the exciting programme has been developed to celebrate the outstanding talent and entrepreneurship that enables our borough to prosper.

The awards culminate with a glittering awards dinner in September 2019.  This exciting evening will showcase the business excellence that companies across Kensington & Chelsea provide and give them the opportunity to network and raise their profile. There are categories to suit every type of business so get involved now - you won‘t regret it.

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2018 Winners Announced

The winners of the first ever Kensington & Chelsea Business Awards were announced on 18th October at a glittering ceremony at the Millennium Gloucester Kensington Hotel.  Click HERE for a full list of winners.

Hosted by the Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce in association with Banham Security as headline sponsor, the 2018 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 (18 October). Beginning with a reception in the moonlit conservatory on the top floor of the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, resplendent with palm trees and an ice sculpture created for the occasion, 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.

Chris Gilbert, former presenter of Sky Sports World Cup Show, hosted the ceremony, with awards presented by category sponsors in front of an audience of more than 240 people. Awards were presented in thirteen 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 Food Alert, a consultancy offering food safety, health & safety and fire safety services, software and training to businesses across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Food Alert were also Best SME category winner.

Speaking at the ceremony, Michael Stone, chairman of Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, said: “These inaugural 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.”


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