Merton Best Business Awards Gala 2015

September 30, 2015

With a flurry of 'Merton Best' tweets, the annual business awards gala stormed into town, with everyone dressing up in their finery to celebrate the borough's best businesses.

Around 240 local professionals gathered on Thursday night at the suitably prestigious venue of the All England Lawn Tennis Club for the Merton Best Business Awards 2015, and as headline sponsor, the WSM team were out in force. The evening started with a champagne reception and a chance to catch up with familiar faces from the business community and a last chance to wish the finalists luck.

We moved to the banqueting room for dinner where there were some welcome speeches including one from WSM's Mr Marsh who went long with a number of Great British Bake Off analogies, and rightly so; what a 'showstopper' of an evening it was! After a particularly delicious 3 -course dinner, we were entertained by some surprising opera singing 'chefs' from Encore Entertainment, who quickly had everyone up on their feet and doing the conga around the room.

Finally, at 10pm, what we were all there for: the awards. With more entries than ever this year there was a strong feeling of anticipation in the room and it was fascinating to see such a wide range of businesses going on stage to collect their awards. WSM would like to extend their congratulations to all the finalists, the calibre of entry was incredibly high this year. As headline sponsors, Simon presented the Overall Winner of the Year to the well deserved Crown Lane Studios, a recording studio based in Morden.

We are thrilled to be working in such a vibrant business community, surrounded by talented entrepreneurs from a wide range of industries. The business awards are a great opportunity to showcase this talent and something we are very proud to be associated with.

For the list of winners and their photos, visit