Southwark Awards launch at The Shard is a business community hot ticket of 2019


South London’s premier business awards will launch at a sparkling event in the luxury Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard on Thursday, 24th January.

The 2019 Southwark Business Excellence Awards in association with London South Bank University will build on the huge success of last year’s inaugural programme, with refreshed entry categories to appeal to a wide range of enterprises.

More than 240 business people are invited to apply to attend the ‘Invitation Only’ launch* – already a hot ticket – to enjoy drinks and canapes and hear full details, along with inspirational speeches, along with a Welcome from Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal.

Looking forward to the launch event, Awards Partners, Southwark Chamber of Commerce and Southwark Council, said the programme aims to recognise the vibrancy and ambition of local enterprise. Peter Mantell, Chairman of Southwark Chamber, said, “The launch of the Southwark Business Awards set a benchmark which was truly inspirational; this year our aim is to build on that success.”

The Southwark Business Excellence Awards aim to recognise and reward the wide range of firms based in the borough, which stretches from Southbank to London Bridge and Surrey Docks in the east, and to Bermondsey, Peckham, Camberwell and Dulwich in the south.

The area is home to 18,000 businesses, including major international companies and brilliant community businesses. It also boasts world class entertainment and arts venues as well as some of the city’s best eating establishments. Independent restaurant Spinach in East Dulwich was crowned Southwark’s Business of the Year at the sold-out first awards ceremony at the Hilton Bankside Hotel last June.