West London Business Awards 2021 shortlist announced!

West London Business Awards 2021 shortlist announced!

West London Business Awards 2021 shortlist announced!

West London Business Awards 2021 shortlist announced!

West London Business is proud to announce the shortlist for the eighth edition of the West London Business Awards. Celebrating talent, entrepreneurship and resilience to a national and international audience.

Though 2020 has created some challenging circumstances for West London’s Business community, the situation has led to some of the most innovative and successful business practices we’ve seen in the eight years the Awards have been running, proving that, as ever, West London is ‘Open for Business’.

A milestone event in the region’s business calendar, the Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals across five themes: SME sector leadership, sustainable & responsible business, economic resilience, corporate leadership, and individual leadership.

The winners in each category, as well as the much sought-after title of ‘West London Company of the Year 2021’, will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 4th February 2021. In a sign of the times, we will be hosting the ceremony online – though attendees should expect as much glitter, glitz and glam as ever!

Andrew Dakers, CEO of West London Business said:

“In a sign of how dynamic West London’s economy is, one of the key outcomes to remember from 2021’s awards will be the exceptionally large number of industry defining practices developed this year. Entrants this year have taken the idea of business resilience to the next level, and shown themselves to be world class innovators and change makers. Our judges were particularly pleased to note so many businesses demonstrating that they’re at the heart of their communities, stepping up to the plate when they were most needed due to COIVID. The Awards night this year will be a chance to reward our regions’ community champions. People and companies who haven’t just demonstrated excellence in adapting to unprecedented shifts in our economy, but also in what it means to be a socially responsible business.”



SME Sector Leadership

Business Services Company of the Year:

CleanTech Company of the Year

Creative/Media Business of the Year:

Education and Training Provider of the Year

Finance Business of the Year

Food and Drink Business of the Year

Health and Wellbeing Business of the Year

Hospitality Business of the Year

  • Bertotti Ice Cream
  • Designer Flowers
  • Kylu

Logistics Business of the Year

Manufacturing/Reprocessing Business of the Year

Property and Construction Business of the Year

Retail/Wholesale Business of the Year

Software Business of the Year

Sustainable and Responsible Business

Apprentice of the Year

  • Alaa Kanone – Employer: Openreach
  • Evette Smith – Training Provider: Skills Training UK – Employer: Royal Marsden Hospital
  • Faryah Zaffar – Training Provider: Dynamic Training – Employer: Educare Family Support Service
  • Lily Rose John – Training Provider: JGA Group – Employer: Clevelands Diecast
  • Michael Westwood – Training Provider: HCUC Apprenticeships and Skills – Employer: Reach Printing Services
  • Sally Sturgess – Training Provider: HCUC Apprenticeships and Skills – Employer: Anand Financial Architecture
  • Sunil Duggal – Training Provider: West Thames College – Employer: DSV

Community Investment Award

Green ‘Circular Economy’ Business of the Year

Responsible Workplace Award

Economic Resilience

Export/International Business of the Year

Resilient SME innovator of the Year

Incubator/Accelerator/Coworking Space of the Year

Park Royal Business of the Year

Start-Up of the Year

Corporate Leadership

Organisational Excellence Corporate of the Year

Socially Responsible Corporate of the Year

Individual Leadership

Announced on Awards night:

  • West London Business Leader of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement in Business Award

About West London Business

West London Business works to ensure West London stays the best place to do business. West London is the UK’s global gateway and world’s most connected place. Our £73 billion GVA economy is underpinned by 120,000+ businesses. We are a business-led organisation with a board including blue-chip firms such as PwC and Heathrow, micro enterprises and leading education institutions. We have a membership of many hundreds, 17,000+ supporters and 30+ events per annum, including the West London Business Awards.

Our commitment is to raise West London’s global economic competitiveness, whilst pursuing social and environmental sustainability. We work towards these goals by providing insight, voice and connections to our members and the wider business community. Through this programme, we inform and influence the work of local, regional and national government policymakers and promote inward investment.


Awards sponsors

Headline sponsor: Reach Food Service

Category sponsors: BDO, ITS Technology, WestField, Uxbridge College and Harrow College (HCUC)

Founder sponsor: Brunel University London, Heathrow

Associate sponsors: OPDC, JGA, Makesworth Accountants

Awards supporters: Business Doctors, Fullers, Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, Hillingdon Chamber of Commerce, Stage Engage, Swoop

Media contacts:

Andrew Dakers, Chief Executive M: +44 (0)7788 116159 andrew.dakers@westlondon.com

James Armstrong, Policy & Events Coordinator

T: + 44 (0)20 8434 7156 james.armstrong@westlondon.com

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