Local business people gathered to celebrate the 2018 Bromley Business Awards at a glittering ceremony at Oakley House, Bromley Common last Friday night (30 November).
Hosted by FHW Events & Marketing, in association with headline sponsor The Glades, and supported by Orpington 1st, Your Bromley and the London Borough of Bromley, the 2018 Bromley Business Awards aimed to recognise and reward the achievements of the local business community across the whole Borough of Bromley.
Beginning with a drinks’ reception, guests from the local business world met and networked with each other before being treated to a sumptuous three-course gala dinner, followed by the awards ceremony itself.
Sarah Duffy, entertainment broadcaster and presenter of ITV2’s FYI Daily bulletin, hosted the ceremony, with awards presented by category sponsors in front of an audience of over 180 people from across the local business community.
Awards were presented in twelve categories, including employer of the year, best restaurant, innovator of the year, best SME 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 Hello Burger, who were also Best New Business category winner.
Social Media – Churchill Theatre
Best SME – Make Me Local
Best Business for Customer Service – Valentine &
Turner Family Funeral Directors
Entrepreneur of the Year – Amie McGranaghan,
J’aimes Gymnastics Academy
Best Charity or Social Enterprise – Threshers Day
Best New Business – Hello Burger
Employer of the Year – Pennington Choices
Independent Retailer of the Year – J’aimes Gymnastics
Best Business for Innovation &
Growth – Bromley Football Club
Best Café or Coffee Shop – Holwood Farm Shop
Best Restaurant or Bar – Shampan 4 -Shampan at the Spinning Wheel
Overall Business of
the Year – Hello Burger