Merton Best Business Awards 2013

Written on 30 May 2013

Have you considered entering your business into the 2013 Merton Best Business Awards? We think you should…

WSM Advisors Ltd, Merton Chamber of Commerce and Merton Borough Council are delighted to be working together to bring out the best of businesses in Merton this year.  A range of new categories means there is something for every business, whatever the size, industry or age! Entrants are able to apply for up to three categories, and best of all – it’s free! 

So let me tell you why the time and effort that is required to prepare an outstanding application form is worthwhile!

Firstly, preparing the application form gives you an excellent opportunity to review your business as a whole, providing an easy way for you to spot any necessary improvements during the application process to ensure that your business is at its best.  This could include the profitability and marketing strategy of your business, as well as staff satisfaction, charitable efforts and community involvement, to name but a few areas.

Winning an award, or being a runner-up, adds a huge amount of extra credibility to your business.  It reinforces the impression among existing clients and suppliers that they are dealing with a fantastic business, and may tip the balance in your favour in future tenders.

The publicity surrounding winning an award is a great opportunity for your business to get some free advertising and tell your story to the public. This is likely to reach a new target market and therefore increase the amount of new customers coming your way.

Finally, it will boost staff morale.  They will be proud to be working for an award-winning company and even prouder to have been part of the process that led to success! Inviting staff to the Awards Ceremony at the All England Lawn Tennis Club is a great way to reward and encourage further fantastic work from your team.

As Simon Marsh, partner at WSM says: ‘WSM is proud to be headline sponsor of the Merton Best Business Awards 2013 and to have the opportunity to showcase the business and entrepreneurial talent within the Borough. We hope that all Merton’s businesses will take the opportunity to enter the Awards and we look forward to celebrating the success of the Best Businesses in 2013.’

So what are you waiting for? Download an application form now at or drop me an email to find out more.