The Awards

Celebrating business excellence in Southwark

The Southwark Business Excellence Awards celebrate the successes and achievements of the borough’s large and vibrant business community.

Organised by Southwark Chamber of Commerce, with the support of Southwark Council, the awards programme has been designed to appeal to every type and size of enterprise from start-ups to SME’s and large corporates.

After the huge success of the inaugural Awards in 2018, the second programme will open for entries at a sparkling launch party in The Shard on Thursday, 24th January, 2019.

Following the launch, businesses can start to apply for up to three, free-to-enter categories through this website. An online guide will take entrants from the initial registration process through to the final submission stage.

After the spring closing date for entries, a shortlist will be drawn up and the successful companies will be invited to submit for the second round of judging, which involves an interview.

The entire adjudication process will be robust and impartial and feature expert judges.

The Awards winners and runners up – including the overall Southwark Business of the Year – will be exclusively announced at a glittering, black-tie Gala Awards Dinner in a prestigious venue in June. Over 400 guests will not only enjoy the awards presentations, but also networking drinks, a fabulous meal and an evening of first class entertainment hosted by a celebrity compere.

To register interest in attending the Awards Launch event, contact Natasha Miller at or call 0208 726 7968.

For more information about sponsoring or supporting the Awards contact: Joanne Horton at or call 0208 726 7968.