Finalists of the Kingston Borough Business Awards announced

The finalists of the Kingston Borough Business Awards have been revealed.

More than 200 entries were submitted across 14 categories to the campaign which celebrates the positive impact of local businesses across the borough of Kingston with credibility, independence and pride.

Winners of the Awards, run by Kingston Chamber of Commerce with Kingston University as headline sponsor, will be announced at a celebration event in March.

Finalists were chosen by a panel consisting of highly professional and respected figures from the business community. They, in turn, were overseen by an adjudicator to ensure the judging has been carried out fairly.

The shortlist is:

Contribution to the Community Award, sponsored by Pearson Hards

  • Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness
  • RBKares
  • Staywell
  • Volunteering Kingston

Creative Effectiveness Award, sponsored by Wolters Kluwer

  • Bee Smith Millinery
  • Kingston Theatre Trust
  • LeBoo Media Ltd
  • Lisa Tolley Artist and Illustrator

Developing Young People Skills Award, sponsored by Kingston College

  • Creative Youth / International Youth Arts Festival
  • Kingston Theatre Trust
  • Oxygen
  • Sensational Kids

Digital, Marketing and Social Media Award

  • Dotwise
  • F6 Agency
  • Figment Agency
  • The Wych Elm Kingston

Excellence in Customer Service Award, sponsored by Holland Hahn & Wills

  • Comfort Care at Home
  • The HR Dept
  • Summers Inman
  • The Wych Elm Kingston

Food and Beverage Award, sponsored by Kingston First

  • Incognito Cocktail Bar
  • The Park Brewery
  • Pickled Pantry
  • Riverside Vegetaria

Health and Wellbeing Award, sponsored by Unilever

  • Comfort Care at Home
  • Milaap Centre
  • Ubitech Ltd
  • Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting UK

Innovative Use of Technology Award, sponsored by IQ in IT

  • Oakhouse Software Ltd
  • Pangea Connected
  • Ubitech Ltd
  • The White House Nursing Home

Local Independent Retailer Award

  • Mimosa
  • Not My Beautiful House
  • Tony’s Fruit Stall
  • Wags N Tales

Outstanding Sole Trader/Freelancer Award

  • Brodies Dry Cleaners
  • Digital Mother
  • Eastop-Scopes Virtual Assistants
  • Love Livvy 2020

Kingston Chamber of Commerce Professional Services Recognition Award, sponsored by Russell Cooke

  • Avatar Cleaning Services Ltd
  • Business Clan
  • CEM Bookkeeping & Consultancy Ltd
  • The HR Dept

Resilience and Adaption Award, sponsored by Kingston Council

  • Marketing Tech
  • Pangea Connected
  • Quilombo UK
  • The Wych Elm Kingston

Start Up of the Year Award, sponsored by Kingston University

  • RBKares
  • TG Consulting Ltd
  • Voices of Hope

Sustainable Business Award, sponsored by Willmott Dixon

  • Direct Colour Ltd
  • Genuine Solutions
  • Spark Joy London
  • SunrayRecycle