More than 300 companies attended the Croydon Business Excellence Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, October 1st to hear the best of the best announced.
With a community of more than 13,000 businesses, it is Croydon’s entrepreneurial spirit which makes the borough the economic powerhouse of South London. The thriving business community is full of success stories, from tech start-ups and sole traders to companies that have developed from humble roots into international organisations.
The ceremony and black tie Gala Dinner was held at Fairfield Halls and Futures Supplies was delighted to be awarded the accolade of ‘Best SME Business’ in this their 20th year.
Councillor Toni Letts, of category sponsors Croydon Council, said: “Operating as an ISO and carbon neutral business, Futures Supplies’ staff training and development programme is exemplary, as is their policy to offer opportunities to disadvantaged young people and commitment to become a ‘Living Wage Employer’.
Their support of local as well as national charities is longstanding – a real example of giving back to the local community. Behind this family business lies a genuine success story of a women entrepreneur who has combated a challenging upbringing and presents a tremendous role model and inspiration to women and indeed all local entrepreneurs. She is really inspirational”.
With a community of more than 13,000 businesses, it is Croydon’s entrepreneurial spirit which makes the borough the economic powerhouse of south London. Our thriving business community is full of success stories, from tech start-ups and sole traders to companies that have developed from humble roots into international organisations.
With so much to celebrate, Futures Supplies is delighted to be shortlisted today in not just one but two categories in the 2015 Awards for “Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Best SME Business”.
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award will go to the outstanding individual who, in addition to displaying those common entrepreneurial traits, can best demonstrate visionary leadership overcoming barriers to success and obstacles to growth, strong financial performance results, significant current business growth achievements, a clear, concise and impactful plan for sustained growth along with innovation and differentiation within the business.
The Best SME Business Award sets out to recognise and acknowledge the ongoing role that all SME businesses play in growing and sustaining our economy.
It will be awarded to the SME business that can best demonstrate pro-active leadership and management, commitment to the local community and green initiatives, a strong training and development programme, strong financial growth performance results, a clear, concise and impactful plan for sustained growth and demonstrate innovation and differentiation within the business.
The winners will be announced at a Gala dinner on 1st October, in the meantime we are all keeping our fingers tightly crossed and we hope you do the same!