Bexley businesses invited to sparkling breakfast launch of 2019 Awards

The seventh annual Bexley Business Excellence Awards in association with Ocado will open for entries at a special launch event on Thursday, 31st January, 2019.

The borough’s prestigious awards, which celebrate the achievements of Bexley’s ambitious business community, will build on the success of last year’s programme.

Guests at the breakfast launch in historic Hall Place, in Bexley will hear full details about the new criteria for 2019, as well more information about the glittering black-tie Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

Welcoming news of the launch, founding sponsor London Borough of Bexley, invites businesses to the launch to find out how they can benefit from entering the awards.

Councillor Louie French, Bexley’s Deputy Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Growth, said: “The 2018 Awards were a huge success, with many local businesses and organisations crowning off a successful year of trading with a night of celebration and fun. Entering the 2019 awards is the perfect way for successful local businesses to raise their profile and to grow their networks. I hope to see lots of them at the launch and at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Hall Place & Gardens in June!”

The Bexley Business Excellence Awards are free to enter and open to businesses of all sizes and across all sectors in the borough. The entry process is easy, with businesses being able to register online and choose from 12 business categories that best reflect their enterprise.

The winners of the 2019 awards, including the overall Bexley Business of the Year, will be exclusively announced at a Gala Awards Dinner in a marquee in the grounds of Hall Place in the summer.

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

The headline sponsor for the fourth year running, Ocado, are currently completing work on what will be the world’s biggest Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) at Erith, which will employ 3,000 locally recruited people by 2020.

Steve Hammond, General Manager at Ocado CFC Erith, said: “Ocado is very proud to sponsor the Bexley Business Excellence Awards for the fourth year running. The company is very committed to building partnerships in the community and supporting local organisations, charities, such as the local hospice and foodbanks through Ocado CFC at Erith. We invest in local people by taking on unskilled workers, training them and offering them apprenticeships. Our aim is to be an exceptional employer of choice in Bexley, which recognises talent and develops people to the best of their abilities.”

Praising the benefits of entering the awards, 2018 Business of the Year winner Dave White, Managing Director of ITRM Ltd said: “The profile and the kudos we gained from winning has played an important part in enhancing our brand awareness within Bexley and beyond. Winning this prestigious award also provided our staff with graphic proof of the role they have played in the success of the business.”

If you would like to attend the free awards launch – which will feature a late breakfast buffet – you can book online at: The event will be held from 9.30am to 11am on Thursday, 31st January, 2019 at Hall Place, Bourne Road, Dartford, Bexley DA5 1PQ.

For more information on sponsorship please contact Vivien Newbould at or call 0208 7267968

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