The Face Painting Shop in Stanford Le Hope has been named as the winner of Best Small Business at The Thames Gateway Business Awards, a regional competition for small to large businesses. 12 winners were selected from over 50 finalists.. This annual competition seeks to recognise great business in the Thames Gateway Area, who not only are making a difference in their own lives, but also in their local communities.
The awards were presented at a gala evening at the East Wintergardens in the heart of Canary Wharf; the venue was transformed for the evening to host the prestigious awards where the audience enjoyed a sumptuous meal and the vocal prowess of Duette, where all winners and finalists enjoyed a 3 course meal and the award presentation.
The Team had an amazing night and was so proud to have won such a prestigious award, the other finalists in our category were of suck a high standard and we are very proud to have stood out to the judges.
Special thanks to Sarah Scott-Foster who organised the event and also the judges that took the time to come and visit us and recognised us as the Best Small Business - Xiao Xiao from Aspers Casino and Karen West-Whylie from Barking Enterprise Center.
Also a special shout out to our new friends that were on our table and were also winners , Trevor Blackman was thrilled that his company, Ape Media, was selected from all the finalists to receive their award, which was accompanied by £12,000 worth of free advertising across Archant newspapers, and Urban Network who won the Best Customer Service award - Table 15 was the lucky table of the night.