Bexley Business Excellence Awards

Bexley’s biggest ever business awards to launch at sparkling showcase event


The 2017 winners – including Business of the Year Handy AV, centre, celebrate.


The even bigger and brighter 2018 Bexley Business Excellence Awards in association with Ocado kicks-off on January 25th with a showcase launch.


Building on the huge success of the 2017 programme, the borough’s prestigious awards – the sixth annual event celebrating the successes and achievements of Bexley’s vibrant business community - will feature all-new and revamped categories, including a new Award for Excellence in Culture, Sport & Leisure.

Guests at the launch in Bexley Civic Offices in Bexleyheath will also hear details of the spectacular black-tie Gala Awards Dinner in June.

Welcoming this year’s programme, founding sponsor, London Borough of Bexley, is urging local businesses to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities offered by entering these highly sought-after awards.

Councillor Linda Bailey, the council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Growth, commented: “The 2018 Awards will be the biggest and best yet, reflecting their growing prestige and popularity. I’m delighted to hear about the fresh new categories and exciting plans for the Gala Awards Dinner, which will allow us to celebrate the amazing growth and success of the local business community.”

The Bexley Business Excellence Awards are designed to celebrate the very best of the borough’s enterprising businesses. The free-to-enter programme involves a robust and impartial two-stage entry process across more than a dozen different business categories.  The winners, including the overall Bexley Business of the Year, will be exclusively announced at the glittering Gala Awards Dinner.

Event organisers White Label Creative, are once again delighted to welcome online supermarket Ocado as headline sponsor for the third year running. Ocado are currently completing work on a massive new Customer Fulfilment Centre at Erith. 

The full list of categories are:

Premier Award - Business of the Year – Sponsored by Ocado

  1. The SME Excellence Award (Turnover of less than £15 million)

  2. Business Commitment to Education and Skills – Sponsored by Waterman Group

  3. Best Employer of the Year 

  4. Best Marketing Campaign

  5. Customer Service Award – Sponsored by Bexleyheath BID

  6. Best Charity or Social Enterprise

  7. Best New Start Up (trading less than 18 months)

  8. Tech Innovation of the Year

  9. Entrepreneur of the Year

  10. Commitment to the Community

  11. Independent Retailer of the Year

  12. Made in Bexley (or Assembled) 

  13. Best Business for Hospitality and Food Excellence – Sponsored by Crayford Greyhound Track

  14. Best Business for Excellence in Culture, Sport & Leisure

The free launch event, which will feature drinks and canapes, will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, January 25th, at Bexley Civic Offices, 2 Watling St, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT    If you would like to attend, you can book online at:   Or for more details, please contact or call 0208 726 7968.

The Bexley Business Excellence Awards 2018 in association with Ocado, are proudly sponsored by London Borough of Bexley, Bellway Homes, Bexley for Business, the Bexley Skills Charter, Bexleyheath BID, Crayford Stadium, Waterman Group, and supported by Northgate Public Services, Mobile Bar Hire and Media Partner Bexley Times.

There are still many opportunities to sponsor the Awards, either the categories or the Gala Awards Dinner. For more information on sponsorship please contact Vivien Newbould at  or call 0208 726 7968

For further information please contact:

Beverley Morrison

PR and Communications Editor

White Label

Office: 0208 726 7968   Mobile: 07588 779 515

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