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Celebrating Excellence at the 2024 Bexleyheath High Street Awards

The eagerly awaited Bexleyheath High Street Awards marked its third annual celebration, once again recognising the exceptional achievements of local businesses amid unprecedented challenges.

Since their inception in 2022, the awards have symbolised resilience and distinction, celebrating the unwavering commitment of business owners and innovators at the forefront of the local economic landscape.

Over the past year, high street businesses have navigated through a myriad of challenges, including heightened operational costs and evolving consumer demands. Despite these adversities, Bexleyheath’s businesses have demonstrated remarkable perseverance and ingenuity, innovating in customer engagement and excellence in service and product offerings.

The awards ceremony this year aimed to honour these commendable efforts, with accolades ranging from “Best Customer Service” to the prestigious “Bexleyheath’s Business of the Year.” This year also saw the introduction of four Bexley Business Awards, broadening participation from the wider Bexleyheath area.

“We’re thrilled to be back for a third year to celebrate the hard work and amazing resilience of the businesses on the Broadway and throughout Bexley Borough. We wanted to include more businesses and build on our already thriving business community and are so pleased to have so many different businesses involved. These awards are a testament to the hard work and dedication of Bexley’s top businesses, and we’re excited to celebrate their achievements,” expressed Caron Linyard, Bexleyheath BID & Town Centre Manager.

Ammo, representing event sponsor Bexley Homes, commented, “We are honoured to be able to support the Business Awards; being a life-long resident of the Borough, connecting with fellow business-borough members, many of whom support our local community, really shines a positive light on all that we are doing, and this event brings this all to the forefront. We continue our mission on providing excellent property management services and supporting our housed families.”

The Bexleyheath High Street Awards seek to find real joy and passion in the local high street and showcase business owners and brands that make Bexleyheath High Street so special.

Esteemed sponsors included: Broadway Shopping Centre, NewRiver, Bexley Homes, South East Chamber of Commerce, London Borough of Bexley, Bexley Business Employment, JPS Communications, Ikon Protection.

The awards took place on Tuesday 16th April, at Hall Place, Bexley and celebrated winners across a wide range of categories.

The categories and winners include:

Bexleyheath High Street Awards 2024

Winner Best New Business – Bexley Kutchenhaus

Winner Best Corporate Business – T G Baynes

Winner Best Independent Business – The Kings Arms

Winner Best Established Business (10 + years) – McDonald’s

Winner Best Health & Beauty Business – Anytime Fitness, Bexleyheath

Best Corporate for Customer Service – The Furze Wren

Winner Best Independent for Customer Service – Mrs P’s Hair

Winner Best Corporate Employer – McDonald’s

Winner Best Independent Employer – Bradley’s Jewellers

Winner Best Hospitality Business -The Kings Arms

Outstanding Contribution to the Community – Winner Hays Travel

Business of the Year 2024 – Winner The Kings Arms

Bexley Business Awards  

Winner Bexley Independent Business – Belle’s Bakery, Welling 

Winner Bexley Business Award for Best Employer – Ikon Protection 

Winner Made in Bexley – Demon Ink Tattoo Studio, Welling 

Winner Outstanding Contribution to the Community, Bexley Borough 

 – Welling Town Business Associates C.I.C.

These awards recognise local businesses that have made significant contributions to the community and demonstrated exceptional service and quality. Awards’ nominees were selected by a panel of judges, including local business leaders and community members.

Emma Mackenzie from the main event sponsor NewRiver said: “We are thrilled to support the Bexleyheath High Street Awards, recognising leading businesses in the town. As the owners of Broadway Square and Retail Park we see firsthand how important local businesses are to communities and the local economy.”

The Bexleyheath High Street Awards provide a valuable occasion for our community to unite and recognise the dedication of local businesses. 

Attendees of the Bexleyheath High Street Awards ceremony were treated to live entertainment and a delightful dining experience at the esteemed Hall Place in Bexley. This evening was an opportunity to connect and celebrate alongside fellow business owners and community members.

Bexleyheath BID remains dedicated to supporting local high street businesses in maximising their potential, with the Bexleyheath High Street Awards serving as the culmination of collective efforts and dedication.

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