The Ilford business awards are back for 2022
This year, the awards will expand to include both ILford North and South.
Last year saw the celebration of businesses in the ten wards of Ilford South in collaboration with the Office of Sam Tarry and other partners including the Ilford Recorder, HSBC, Metro Bank, DigiPix, and Costa Coffee. It was a fantastic celebration of businesses and we are so pleased to bring the awards back for 2022!
This year, we have changed the voting scheme to a category format ranging from best in customer service, to best sustainable transition business and other categories. The awards offer a unique platform to celebrate local businesses and for the community to support and vote for their favourite businesses. Nominations will be accepted from today (16th August) and will close on the 31st of October, with winners declared at our awards dinner on the 1st of December 2022. Bookings will be open from 1st and you can set a reminder here.
Sponsorship packages for businesses are available and you can view these via the buttons in this email. Voting is now open, so get voting for favourite business using the button below.
There are over 10 categories to choose from
LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Do you have a favourite high street business you visit regularly and shop at or get services from that has made your year? Nominate them for this award to show your appreciation! This award is available for all large businesses in Ilford across all sectors with over 500 employees.
INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
llford is a hub for independent businesses be it a gift shop or accounting firm! We want to know which small or independent businesses you love and to help you highlight them at our prestigious awards.
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
Do you have an employer who makes going to work that much more enjoyable? Or do you work for a company that goes above and beyond for their staff? Help us celebrate them by nominating them for Employer of the Year.
BEST IN CUSTOMER SERVICE
We know that the customer is at the heart of everything a business does, and we want to celebrate those who go above and beyond for the customer experience. If your business has an innovative approach at customer service, retail strategy, diversifying your reach and more, tell us about it by entering for a Ilford Business Award.
BEST SUSTAINABLE TRANSITION BUSINESS
This is your chance to recognise established businesses that have broken down barriers, explored new opportunities and made changes in pursuit of a more sustainable society. Do you know a business that is leading the way and stands out for their passion for change in the world of sustainability?
BEST NEW BUSINESS
Do you have a favourite business that has opened in the past year? We’re fortunate in Ilford to see so many great new businesses opening up in the town centre. Let’s show them a big welcome and celebrate them by nominating them for a Ilford Business Award.
BEST HOSPITALITY BUSINESS
Recognising hospitality sector businesses that are committed and passionate to achieve a perfect customer experience. Hotels, meeting venues, conference centres, restaurants, cafes etc. are all eligible to enter category. This is your chance to say thank you.
BEST RETAIL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Do you have a favourite retail store that you visit regularly? Do they dazzle you with their service, merchandise, offers, etc.? The winner will have made an outstanding contribution to the Ilford retail and/or wholesale sector.
BEST BEAUTY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Glow ups and more. You know all the fabulous places to get beauty, spa, hair, nail treatments and more in ilford. Question is, which is your favourite one?
BEST FINANCE SECTOR PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
The winner of this award might be a bank, insurance company, pension adviser, financial adviser that is achieving excellence in their delivery in and for Ilford.
BEST MEDIA BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
The winning business might be an agency, designer or production company based in Ilford. They will be highly innovative, contribute to sector’s success and demonstrate their impact in customer delight. This could be a local print, design, billboard, advertising company, etc.
REDBRIDGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
The award identifies, recognises and celebrates providers (public, private, social enterprise or charity) that are making a positive impact on Redbridge’s economy through their high-quality provision. This can be any company or business in Redbridge that provides a service, that is steeped in and true to Redbridge values. A trusted business in Redbridge which comes first to your mind when you think of businesses in Redbridge. The category can include businesses from all sectors, as varied as retail, education and local authorities.
ILFORD BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
The award identifies, recognises and celebrates providers (public, private, social enterprise or charity) that are making a positive impact on Ilford’s economy through their high-quality provision. This can be any company or business in Ilford that provides a service, that is steeped in and true to Ilford values. A trusted business in Ilford which comes first to your mind when you think of businesses in Ilford. The category can include businesses from all sectors, as varied as retail, and education institutions.
BEST FASHION BUSINESS
This is the fashion house offering the best retail couture and trendy fashion from all of your favourite signature brands from Armani, Gucci and more. These businesses have a high street presences and ca cater to your needs for anything from jeans, jackets, footwear, eyewear and much more. But what we want to know is which one of them gets your vote?
BUSINESS LEGACY AWARD
Ilford is the home of many thriving businesses, some of which have been around as long as we can remembers and are practically a part of our family and staples of Ilford. These are businesses that have thrived in Ilford for over 20 years and as exemplars of success, great services and innovation. They are the bed rock of our town centres and have survived economic challenges and the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic. This is your change to celebrate an oldie, but goodie.