TV presenter Michael Underwood has been announced as the compere for the glittering highlight event of Kingston’s business year.
The Gala Dinner awards ceremony of the 2019 Kingston Business Excellence Awards in association with Willmott Dixon will be held at Ravens Ait on Thursday, 10th October.
Entries are currently being invited to the awards from all businesses across the Royal Borough. After the closing date – Friday, 28th June – a shortlist will be drawn up for the next round of judging, with the overall winners being exclusively announced at the Gala Dinner. Tickets will go on sale shortly.
This year’s host, Michael, is a regular on ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ and ‘Eamonn and Ruth’s Do the Right Thing.’ He lives in the Kingston area with his wife, BBC One Show presenter Angelica Bell, who will be a guest at the Gala Dinner.
Organised in partnership with Kingston Chamber of Commerce, the Royal Borough of Kingston, and Kingston First, the awards celebrate the successes and achievements of Kingston’s vibrant business community. It is free and easy-to-enter online at www.kingstonawards.co.uk
Independent judges will decide on the winners, although there is a chance this year for the public to vote in the Love Your Local Retailer category.
Rahim Nurmohamed, Managing Director of last year’s Kingston’s Business of the Year winner, White House Nursing Home, urges local businesses to apply in 2019.
He commented: “What I’d say to any business thinking of entering, is that the awards are really fair and are not industry specific. Winning an award means you can raise your profile, as well as generate more income and generate more turnover. So it really can benefit your business – you just need to enter.”
The 2019 Kingston Business Excellence Awards in association by Willmott Dixon, and sponsored by Awards Partners Kingston First, Kingston Council, Kingston Chamber, and as well as CNM, Kingston University, Kingston College and McDonalds. They are supported by DoubleTree by Hilton, Insight6, IQinIT, Kingston Burrowes and Time and Leisure.
To sponsor a category, please contact Vivien Newbould at firstname.lastname@example.org
To enter the 2019 programme visit: www.kingstonawards.co.uk
2019 KINGSTON BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS CATEGORIES:
- Commitment to Customer Service
- Best Medium-Sized Business
- Best New Business
- Best Charity or Social Enterprise
- Business Entrepreneur of the Year
- Best Business for Tech & Innovation
- Business Contribution to the Community
- Love Your Local Retailer
- Best Small Business
- Best Employer
- Best Financial & Professional Services Business
- Food & Beverage Award
- Kingston Business of the Year