The Small Business Friendly Borough Awards organised by the London Region of The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and London Councils are an opportunity to celebrate projects or initiatives delivered by the London boroughs, which have a positive impact on London’s small business community.
The Awards, now in their fourth year, provide an excellent platform for London’s 33 local authorities, including the City of London, to highlight their business-friendly policies and procedures.
The 2017 Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday 30 March 2017 at the Kingsway Hall Hotel.
The Winners of the 2017 Awards were
Best Small Business Friendly Procurement to Support Local Trade - This award celebrates council procurement activities that have enabled local micro and small businesses to gain access to public sector and other local contracts.
- Winner: London Borough of Merton
Best Small Business Champion (Officer) - This award recognises borough officers who have led work to support and promote small businesses in their borough.
- Winner: Jenni Asiama, London Borough of Wandsworth
Best Small Business Champion (Member) - This award recognises councillors who have led work to support and promote small businesses in their borough.
- Winner: Cllr Ben Coleman, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Best Programme of Support for Small Businesses - This award recognises programmes of support around a particular theme, which have encouraged and supported the borough’s micro and small business community.
- Joint Winner: London Borough of Lambeth
- Joint Winner: London Borough of Sutton
Best All-Round Small Business Friendly Borough - This award commends councils for successfully implementing wide-ranging policies to support and develop the local micro and small business community.
- Winner: London Borough of Wandsworth
- Highly Commended: London Borough of Havering
For more information on the winners' successful schemes, please click here.