The Inaugural Kensington & Chelsea Business Awards Launched

The hunt is on for the best businesses in Kensington & Chelsea for 2018.

Hosted by the Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, the 2018 Kensington & Chelsea Business Awards aim to recognise and reward the achievements of the local business community across the whole of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Businesses are invited to put themselves forward for the awards, which will be launched on 10th April 2018. The finalists will then be invited to a gala dinner and awards ceremony in September 2018.

With 13 categories, there is one to suit every type of business:

Business of the year

Entrepreneur of the year

Best social enterprise or charity

Best independent retailer

Best business for customer service

Best hotel

Best restaurant or bar

Best SME business

Best new business

Best tech & innovation company

Employer of the year

Young entrepreneur or apprentice of the year

Large business of the year


Organized by Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, the Kensington & Chelsea Business Awards will recognise and reward the achievements of companies of all sectors and sizes. Leader of the council Elizabeth Campbell said:

 “These awards demonstrate that Kensington & Chelsea is an exciting place to work. Recognition from these awards can make a difference when securing new customers and new business. Applications are welcome from all local businesses in the borough, large and small, north or south of the borough and there is no limit to the number of categories that can be entered.”

 Especially in this period of change for business, the council feels that winning an award will help your business stand out from its competitors. We would positively encourage all our business in the borough to enter and become business champions.

 There are 13 award categories, so every business in the borough should feel they can enter and show off what they do best. Could you be the Entrepreneur of the year or even win the ultimate title Business of the Year?

 Michael Stone, chairman of Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, commented: “I continue to be very impressed with the quality, enthusiasm and passion of the businesses in the borough and would encourage them all to enter these inaugural awards”.

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