Southwark Chamber of Commerce Supporting Business in Southwark
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Southwark Business Excellence Awards 2018 in partnership with the Southwark Chamber of Commerce are designed to promote success stories, highlight the entrepreneurs and businesses who help to bring prosperity to Southwark.
Over 450 guests from the business community celebrated at the inaugural Southwark Business Excellence Awards, in association with Lewisham Southwark College.
Hosted by financial journalist Sally Bundock, the sold-out event was the climax of the prestigious awards and celebrated the successes and achievements of Southwark’s vibrant business sector.
Opening the awards, Councillor Kieron Williams of Southwark Council, said: “Southwark has some of the world’s best businesses, from small independents to global brands, and they are fundamental to the success of the borough, helping to bring economic prosperity and jobs.” His words were echoed by Peter Mantle of Southwark Chamber of Commerce who said the energy and commitment from all the finalists was testament to the driving ambition that would continue to take Southwark forward.
Vanessa Packham, of Lewisham Southwark College, headline sponsors of the awards, said the college had been honoured to be involved. “We have been so impressed with the quality of applications and business stories.The College sees itself as a key part of the community in Southwark and is one of the reasons we chose to support the Business Excellence Awards in this vibrant borough as the headline sponsor.”
Over £4,000 was raised in aid of the Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Catherine Rose’s charities, Dulwich Hamlet Aspire Football Academy and The Family and Childcare Trust, as well as Southwark Giving.
Backed by Headline Partner, Lewisham Southwark College, and Awards Partners, Southwark Chamber of Commerce, Southwark Council, and White Label Creative, the awards are sponsored by British Land, CIT Group, ENGIE, Grosvenor, UAL London College of Communications, Landsec, Lendlease, Greystar, South Bank Central, plus Great Portland Estates and Costain Group and Sellar. The programme is supported by Shangri-La Hotel, Jensen’s Gin and Media Partner, Southwark News.