Time running out to enter awards and celebrate the borough’s business successes

PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 October 2017

Crafty Arts says winning two awards last year has raised awareness of the business. Picture: Mark Taylor-Flynn

Crafty Arts says winning two awards last year has raised awareness of the business. Picture: Mark Taylor-Flynn

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There are only three weeks left to apply for the Havering Business Awards and celebrate your staff, customers and success.

Crafty Arts, a craft and art supplier in Bryant Avenue, Harold Wood, won Business of the Year and Excellent Customer Services awards last year.

A spokesman said: “We were totally blown away when we won. We felt that all of our hard work had been acknowledged, it was a real confidence boost.

“Since then we’ve gained more awareness locally. Even though we have been around for 26 years, there were still a lot of people who were unaware of who we are, what we do and where we are based, winning the awards has really helped us to promote our business.”

Purple Valentine Aesthetics, a beauty clinic in The Liberty shopping centre, Romford, won last year’s Small Business of the Year award, and said: “Since winning small business of the year we have increased the exposure we needed in the local area and staff morale. We are now in the process of expanding into our own premises to a high footfall area, as we have had a very high influx of customers.”

Dan Evans, of Evans Insurance, Western Road, Romford, won Business Person of the Year 2016.

He said: “I was totally shocked and I’m still very proud to have won such a prestigious award.

“Since then, so many doors have opened for me and my business – we’ve raised our profile locally, grown our client base and been asked to be involved in some really exciting projects; all off the back of winning the award.”

Entries close on Monday, November 13 and the presentation ceremony will be held at Ceme Conference Centre in Rainham, on February 8.

Follow @havbusawards on Twitter or search #HBA17 across all social media platforms.

Confirmed sponsors so far include: Romford Recorder, Haines Watts, Time 107.5 FM, Ceme Conference Centre, Respondit – the website providers, Ardleigh Green and Pandora Images. Companies who wish to sponsor trophies or award categories for the evening can get involved at Sponsors will receive advertising on outdoor JCDecaux boards and on marketing materials as well as local media coverage.

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