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Bromley Business Awards winners announced

PUBLISHED: 14:10 19 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:11 19 October 2015

Bromley Business Awards

Bromley Business Awards

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Magpie Dance, a charity working with adults with learning disabilities, was announced as Bromley Overall Business of the Year

Magpie Dance being presented Overall Business of the Year by Andrew Coates of Prospects and the Mayor of BromleyMagpie Dance being presented Overall Business of the Year by Andrew Coates of Prospects and the Mayor of Bromley

The best companies in the borough were recognised at the Bromley Business Awards last Thursday.

Winners of each of the eight categories, along with the overall Bromley Business of the Year 2015, which was selected by independent judges from all the winners, were revealed during the ceremony and dinner at The Warren.

More than 200 guests attended the event, including Bromley’s Mayor Councillor Kim Botting.

The evening, hosted by Rebecca Pike, BBC Radio 2’s Drivetime Business Presenter, celebrated enterprise and innovation in the borough.

Magpie Dance, a charity working with adults with learning disabilities celebrating 30 years in business in the area this year, was announced as Bromley Overall Business of the Year, as the judges recognised their commitment to the local community, enthusiasm, good working practices and dedication to their 3,000 customers.

Avril Hitman from Magpie said: “This is a real endorsement and testament to our work within the local community, and to receive this is hugely rewarding, especially as it is our 30th anniversary this year. The awards recognised the good work we do, but it’s the dancers themselves, the people we work with who matter, it is a team effort and we have a wonderful team.”

Claire Stepney from Prospects Events, who organised the event said: “Congratulations to all the winners they have demonstrated the way they are leading business in Bromley supporting the local community and driving the economy forward.

“The judges were astounded by the standard of entries and it was no easy task selecting the finalists and winners from the entries.£

There were more than 170 entries for the awards, with 40 selected as finalists.

Shortlisted businesses were put through their paces in a series of face-to-face interviews with industry and business experts as part of the judging day.

After the interviews, the independent judges formed a panel to decide the winners.

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