Finalists announced for Croydon’s Business Excellence Awards 2016

Finalists announced for Croydon’s Business Excellence Awards 2016

More than 60 of Croydon’s best companies are reaching new heights having made the shortlist for the 2016 Croydon Business Excellence Awards, held in association with Gatwick Airport.

More than a hundred entries have now been whittled down to just 61finalists, who will be competing in 15 different award categories as well as for the ultimate prize – the title of Croydon’s Business of the Year.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event – where more than 300 people attended a glamorous gala dinner and charity ball – the 2016 ceremony, taking place on October 6, promises to be one of the parties of the year.

This year’s theme – Reach New Heights – seeks to inspire Croydon firms to aim high and shout about their success at one the town’s premier business showcase.

Katharine Glass, managing director of award organisers White Label Creative, said: “Once again we have been incredibly impressed by the calibre of businesses who have entered this year’s awards.

“Selecting a shortlist from so many innovative and successful businesses was by no means easy for our independent judges, and even those who didn’t make it through to the final can still be proud they gave the selection panel a real headache.

“It just shows the number of high quality businesses in Croydon is increasing at a remarkable rate.

“Congratulations to all the finalists and we look forward to seeing you at the awards ceremony in October.”

As well as celebrating the best business achievements, this year’s event will also be raising funds for the Mayor of Croydon’s chosen charities – The Stanley People’s Initiative, Croydon Commitment, and The British Home.

As well as Gatwick Airport, the awards partners for 2016 are Allianz Global Assistance, Croydon Advertiser, Croydon Council, Wing Yip, Croydon Business Venture, Sussex Innovation Centre, Croydon Partnership, Platinum business magazine and Croydon Chamber of Commerce.

Full details of the shortlist are available here.