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Croydon Business Excellence Awards tickets are sold out


Tickets for Croydon’s business event of the year have sold out with two weeks to go.

More than 450 tickets have been snapped up for the Gala Dinner & Charity Ball of Croydon Business Excellence Awards in association with London Gatwick Airport on Thursday, October 5.

The sparkling black-tie evening at the exclusive Grand Sapphire Hotel is the climax of the prestigious 2017 awards and have been a hot ticket for Croydon’s ambitious companies.

The highlight of the fabulous evening, organised by White Label Creative and compered by award-winning comedian and sports pundit Kevin Day, will be the announcement of the winners of the 14 awards categories as well as the overall Business of the Year.

More than 200 firms entered the awards in 2017 – up 50% on last year – and a record 85 companies were shortlisted (*see list below).

The independent adjudicator who drew up the shortlist, Ross Sturley of business consultants Chart Lane, commented: “The Croydon Business Excellence Awards go from strength to strength. This year’s crop of entries were even harder to judge than last year’s with the quality improving right across the board.”

The Croydon Business Excellence Awards recognise the achievements of the borough’s business community. They are sponsored by: Gatwick Airport, Allianz Worldwide Partners; AMP Managed Suites; Chequers Contract Services; Connected Space;  London Borough of Croydon; Lark Insurance; NatWest; Superdrug;  Sussex Innovation Centre; and Wing Yip; and supported by Croydon Advertiser (event media partner); Croydon Chamber of Commerce;  The Grand Sapphire; Handelsbanken; and Mobile Bar Hire.


The full CBEA 2017 Shortlist:

Best Business for Staff Training and Development: 
Bluebird Care Croydon
ITC Concepts
Martek Contracts
Parch Hill
Plan Insurance
Top Move Estate Agents


Best Business for Customer Service – Sponsored by AMP Managed Suites
Bluebird Care Croydon
Bryden Johnson
Cleankill Pest Control
JAM Hair
J’amies Gymnastic Academy (JGA)
Kinghams of Croydon
McCarthys Cars UK Ltd
REAL Transfers (UK) Ltd


Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by Sussex Innovation Croydon
Amber Bauer, Donate4Refugees
Amie McGrenaghan, J’amies Gymnastic Academy (JGA)
Baskar, Baachu
Jez Nolan, Ingenious
Kulsum Hussein, Welcome Skills
Mario Carrozzo, Caridon Group
Omar Ali, Parch Hill


Best Business for Food and Hospitality – Sponsored by Wing Yip
Bagatti’s Italian
Crown & Pepper Croydon
Les Deux Amis
The Sandrock Bar & Pizzeria
Yumn Brasserie


Apprentice Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Chequers Contract Services
Croydon College
Estate Apps
Fleetline Coachworks Ltd
JAM Hair
Kinghams of Croydon
Parch Hill


Women in Business – Sponsored by Superdrug
Amie McGrenaghan, J’amies Gymnastic Academy (JGA)
Beatrice Schaer, MYPTtherapy
Helen Hampton, Popchoir
Jackie Wilding, Bryden Johnson
Jacqui Marola, JAM Hair
Keely Priestman, Diamond Distribution Ltd
Lucile de Carbonnieres, Return2Play
Rachel McGuinness, Fleetline Coachworks Ltd
Sherrelle Collman, Caridon Landlord Solutions
Yuliana Topazly, My Outspace Business Centre


Best SME Business – Sponsored by London Borough of Croydon
Bluebird Care Croydon
Caridon Property Ltd
Cleankill Pest Control
Coversure Insurance Croydon
Cressey College
Croft Structural Engineers Ltd
Diamond Distribution Ltd
Estate Apps
Parch Hill


Best Business for Marketing and Social Media
Coversure Insurance Croydon
Estate Apps
Flower Girl London
Hawk Wargames Ltd
McCarthys Cars UK Ltd
Origional Flava
Parch Hill
RocknRoller – Roller Disco Ltd
Skillz UK Ltd
Whats Local Today Ltd


Best Start Up Business
365 Cleaners Ltd
Bespoke Mediation Service
Crowdfund 360
Queen B Luxury Nail Lounge
Shaking Hands
The Sandrock Bar & Pizzeria
Unicorn Events Ltd
Yumn Boxpark


Independent Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Lark Insurance
Coulsdon Auto Parts & Accessories
Freshfields Market
Laz Spezia
McCarthys Cars UK Ltd
Woods Jewellers


Best Charity or Social Enterprise
Citizens Advice Croydon
Evolve Housing & Support
London Learning Consortium
New Addington Pathfinders
New Addington Carnival
Purley BID CIC
Raising Great Apsirations
StartUp Croydon
The HIVE Croydon


Tech Innovation of the Year – Sponsored by Connected Space
Croydon College & University Centre Croydon
Crystalusion Limited
Return2Play Ltd
Safe In Sound App Limited


Commitment to the Community – Sponsored by Allianz Worldwide Partners
Central Parade Business Partnership Ltd (CPBP)
Cressey College
J’amies Gymnastic Academy (JGA)
Kinghams of Croydon
MJB Security Solutions Ltd
NatWes PLC
Purley BID CIC
Purley Festival
Skillz UK Ltd
SME Needs Ltd


Cultural Impact Award – Sponsored by RISE Gallery
Crown & Pepper Croydon
Croydon Art Society
Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation
Elizabeth James Gallery
Inspired Homes
London Mozart Players
Theatre Utopia
Thornton Heath Arts
Whitgift School