Business Awards 20195th August 2019
On one of the hottest nights of year, we welcomed over 250 guests to our Business Awards, a celebration of the achievements of our business community.
This annual event recognises and commends the business and entrepreneur community that Work Avenue supports as they help people to earn a living through four separate awards.
Flagship award Business of the Year was won by Spring Ad Consultancy, which works with SMEs and charities to help them generate and maximise advertising revenue. The brainchild of sales professional Russell Bahar, Spring Ad has been trading for just two years but has already established its place at the heart of the community, partnering with a number of high profile events including JTrade. “It’s amazing for Spring Ad to be recognised in this way”, said Russell. “The support and guidance from Work Avenue has been invaluable and given me so much confidence. The future looks so exciting.”
Start-Up of the Year was won by food importer Sesame Kingdom, started by newcomer Daniel Abramovich. Said Daniel: “This is such a surprise. I really did not expect it. Work Avenue work with so many brilliant young businesses.”
Business Owner of the Year was awarded to Benny Wagner, who runs Risk Reports, which helps organisations across the UK comply with legislative obligations in the workplace. Said a delighted Benny: “My business is based at WE Hub, Work Avenue’s shared workspace, and this has been brilliant for my business, helping me grow my network. A huge thank you to Work Avenue for providing me with a business adviser, mentor and such supportive staff – all of whom gave me a much appreciated guiding hand! I would recommend them to anyone.”
This year, for the first time, Work Avenue presented the Business Brand of the Year, recognising the brand that has created outstanding customer communications and experience with consistency, boldness and market understanding. The winner was strategic and creative content social purpose agency Verity London. Founders Karen Benveniste and Debra Sobel commented: “We have worked so hard to define our brand. As our business continues to grow, it is so gratifying to see this recognised.”
Debbie Sheldon, CEO, commented: “The businesses we applaud tonight have become successful through dedication, perseverance and determination. What links them all is the drive to try and try again and never give up despite some bumps in the road. It is our greatest joy to be able to celebrate the success of our clients and their businesses, attesting to the hard work and effort they have invested over the past months and years.”