Shortlists announced for Bexley Business Excellence Awards

PUBLISHED: 10:40 18 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:40 18 April 2018

Bexley Business Excellence Award winners from last year. Picture: White Label

Bexley Business Excellence Award winners from last year. Picture: White Label


More businesses than ever entered Bexley’s premier business awards this year, with 62 being shortlisted for the next round of judging.

The sixth annual Bexley Business Excellence Awards, in association with Ocado, attracted a total of 103 entries across the 12 categories.

Of those, 77 entries now go forward to the second round.

Keith Miller, business advisor with Enterprise for London, said: “The consistent theme running through all the entries is that they all take great pride in their achievements and customer service.

“It is fantastic that there is so much entrepreneurial spirit in the borough, helping promote all that is best about Bexley.”

Entries were received from every sector of the business community, from sole traders to start-ups and long established companies.

The most hotly contested categories, which attracted the most entries were SME Excellence, Customer Service, and Commitment to the Community.

The shortlists for the awards are as follows:

Commitment to the Community – Sponsor: London South East Colleges

•Dominion World Ltd

•Europa Gymnastic Centre

•Jacquelines Gems

•McBrides Chartered Accountants


•Rainbowz Childcare

•TLC Home Care Solutions Ltd

•Your Move Petty Freeman

The SME Excellence Award – Sponsor: London SE Apprenticeship Company

•Barge Group Ltd

•Bexleyheath Business Partnership Ltd

•Browns Cargo (Europe Ltd)

•Kort Propulsion Co Ltd

•Nemesis Academy

•Now Boarding Pet Hotels

•Playle & Partners LLP

•Serene Indulgence

Customer Service Award – Sponsor: Bexleyheath BID

•Crayford Greyhound Stadium

•Cullen & Co Hair & Beauty

•Excel Electricians LTD


•Kassiopi Cove

•Shampman 3 Limited

•Show-off Hair Extensions

•Sidcup Partners

Best Charity or Social Enterprise – Sponsor: Sidcup Partners

•Bexley & Dartford Parkinson’s UK

•Evergreen Care Bexley

•Heart4More Foundation

•London Skills for Growth

•Re-Instate Ltd

Best Employer – Sponsor: Waterman Group


•JDM Scaffolding

•Jennings & Barrett

•Taylor Technology Systems

•Handy AV

Made (or Assembled) In Bexley – Sponsor: Thames Innovation Centre

•Blue i studio london Ltd

•Caterham Cars Ltd

•Handy AV

•Taking the Pixels

•TDH Media

Best New Start Up – Sponsor: ITRM


•Energie Fitness Erith (Fit4Less)

•Purple Willows Day Nursery

•Sidcup Partners


•Westbury Property Maintenance

Business Commitment to Education & Skills – Sponsor: Bexley Skills Charter

•Diligence (PM) Services

•JDM Scaffolding

•Jennings & Barrett

•Playle & Partners LLP

•Plum Innovations

•Premier Choice Group

Independent Retailer or the Year


•Cutting Edge Brides

•Indian Rose


•TDH Media

•The Bed Post

•The Wright Eyewear Company

Entrepreneur of the Year

•Carmina Sanches, Carmina Hair and Beauty Care

•David Groves, The Doggy Bakery & Boutique

•Jessica Lilley, babyballet DBB Ltd

•Kelly Wright, The Wright Eyewear Company

•Rachelle Harte, The Hackney Carriage Micro Pub

•Rebecca Cox, Maid on a Mission

Best Business, Hospitality & Food Excellence – Sponsor: Crayford Greyhound Track

•Assos Restaurant

•GALM’s Ltd (McDonalds Bexleyheath)

•Pradas Bar & Grill

•Shampman 3 Limited

•Station Road Bistro

•The Chunky Tea Ppot

•The Meze

Tech Innovation – Sponsor: Peabody

•HW Audio

•New Horizon Systems Ltd

•Plum Innovations

•Taylor Technology Systems

•TDH Media

•Teachers on Demand

Each shortlisted company will now be invited to submit a second round application form by Friday, May 4, before the judging day interviews take place at the Thames Innovation Centre (TIC) on Thursday, May 17.

Entries for the awards, organised by marketing and events firm White Label Creative, closed on March 16.

The category awards and the overall Business of the Year title will be presented at a sparkling, black-tie Gala Awards Dinner at Hall Place on Wednesday, June 27.


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