Academy that inspires students wins Business of the Year at record-breaking Awards

Bexley’s biggest business awards broke records for yet another year with more people than ever entering the awards and attending the glittering gala finale.

More than 300 guests applauded as the winners from 147 entries – up 43% on 2018 - collected awards in 12 categories at the 2019 Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony of Bexley Business Excellence Awards in association with Ocado (Thurs. 27th June 2019).

But the biggest cheer of the night at Hall Place and Gardens – the spectacular venue - was for the overall Business of the Year, Inspire Hair and Beauty Academy.

Eighteen year old students Poppy Whitton and Taylor Westfold (pictured above) were nominated by Inspire to collect the award from Steve Hammond, General Manager of Headline Sponsor Ocado CFC4 Erith. Earlier they had collected the award for Business Commitment to Education & Skills.

The 7th annual Bexley Business Excellence Awards in association with Ocado attracted entries from 85 companies across every sector of the business community, from sole traders to start-ups and long established companies.

The awards ceremony, hosted by TV presenter Michael Underwood, was held in a glittering marquee in the grounds of historic Hall Place & Gardens. Guests enjoyed a drinks reception, with instrumental music from Rose Burford 3rd year student Aron Dochard, and a three course dinner during the evening, which finished with dancing into the wee small hours.

The 2019 Awards are sponsored by:  Ocado; Event Partners London Borough of Bexley and Bexley for Business; Aitch Group; Crayford Greyhound Track; ITRM Ltd.; Kimmicass, Learning and Enterprise College Bexley; London South East Colleges; Peabody; Sidcup Partners Ltd; and Waterman Group. They are supported by the Bexley Times, Insight6, Holiday Inn London, Maid on a Mission, Mobile Bar Hire and Northgate Public Services.

For the full list on winners click here