K&C Business Awards 2019

K&C Business Awards 2019

Well done to all the finalists and winners at the K&C Business Awards 2019

The winners of the second Kensington & Chelsea Business Awards were announced on Thursday at a glittering ceremony at the Millennium Gloucester Kensington Hotel.
Hosted by KCCC in association with the Holiday Inn - Kensington High Street, the Awards aim to recognise and reward the achievements of the local business community in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
The Business of the Year award was presented to Da Mario Restaurant, an Italian restaurant in Kensington with family roots back to the formation of Pizza Express in the 1960's.

K&C Business Awards Winners 2019

Business of the Year

Winner: Da Mario Restaurant

Best Business for Customer Service

Winner: Enjoy Education

Highly Commended: Holiday Inn Kensington High Street

Commended: Ibis Styles London Gloucester Road

Finalists: Beauchamp Foot Care, Jenny Lee Beauty Salon, Susan Metcalfe Residential, City Relay, Threads & Co, Ask The Boss, Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington

Independent Retailer of the Year

Winner: Cass Art

Highly Commended: Notting Hill Gate Opticians

Commended: Daniela De Montby Handbags

Finalist: Real Ale Ltd, Blush & Ivory, The Baby Cot Shop, Initially London, H&Y Jewellery, AntikBar Ltd, The Eye Establishment

Young Entrepreneur or Innovator of the Year

Winner: Chez Artists

Highly Commended: Sterling Media

Judge’s Special Commendation: Incognito

Finalists: Zuaya

Best SME

Winner: Innovative Aged Care

Highly Commended: Ivy Education

Commended: Bluebird Care Kensington & Chelsea

Judge’s Special Commendation are awarded to: InCognito,

Finalists: Beauchamp Foot Care, Kensington SkinCare, Susan Metcalfe Residential, Sterling Media, City Relay

Small Employer of the Year

Winner: Initially London

Highly Commended: Ashley Wilson Solicitors LLP

Commended: Ibis Styles London Gloucester Road

Finalists: Beauchamp Foot Care, Da Mario, City Relay,

Best Charity or Social Enterprise

Winner: Friends of the Royal Marsden, Chelsea

Highly Commended: London Children’s Book Project

Commended: Friends of Chelsea Children’s Hospital School

Finalists: Solidarity Sports, WestWay Trust

Entrepreneur of the Year

Winner: Da Mario Restaurant

Highly Commended: Katherine Pooley

Finalists: Les Manufactures Catry

Large Employer of the Year

Winner: Holiday Inn Kensington High Street

Highly Commended: Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington

Finalists: Designer Exchange

Best Business Start Up

Winner: Fit for Life Youth

Highly Commended: Atelier Sara

Commended: Definitely Definitely Ltd

Finalists: Threads & Co

Best Hotel

Winner: Royal Garden Hotel

Highly Commended: Holiday Inn Kensington High Street

Commended: Hotel Indigo London Kensington

Finalists: The Milestone Hotel & Residences, Ibis Styles London Gloucester Road, Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington

Best Bar or Restaurant

Winner: Romulu Café

Highly Commended: The Milestone Hotel & Residences – Stables Bar

Commended: Zuaya

Finalists: The Chelsea Cellar, Alexandrie, Da Mario

EU nationals settled status advice

EU nationals settled status advice

EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and their families can now apply to the Government’s EU Settlement Scheme to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021. You can do this using the Home Office app on an Android or iPhone, but if you would like assistance, you can book a free appointment at Kensington and Chelsea Register Office to complete the first stage of the process. This service can assist with the verification of identity documents by providing access to the Home Office app. You can then complete the application on any type of computer or device after the appointment. See https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/births-deaths-and-marriages/citizenship/eu-settlement-scheme for details.

Kensington & Chelsea Business Awards Tickets

Kensington & Chelsea Business Awards Tickets

Don't Forget to Book Your Tickets rbkcawards.com/gala-dinner/

As one of the most eagerly anticipated dates in the West London business calendar, the Kensington & Chelsea Business Awards Dinner & Ceremony, on 26th September at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, is already the hot ticket for 2019, offering a fabulous opportunity for first-class networking.

6.30pm Drinks Reception

7.20pm Call to dinner

7.30pm Welcome speeches

7.50pm Dinner

9.45pm Awards Ceremony

11.45pm Carriages

Dress Code: Black Tie



King Prawns Sesame, glass noodles and coriander salad, soy dressing

Figs (V*), Marinated in Balsamic & goats cheese tart, beetroot pureé and grain mustard

Main Course

Lamb, Rack roasted with herb crust, celeriac gratin, red cabbage, baby turnips

Moussaka (V*) Mixed vegetable and lentil


Lemon Tart with fruit coulis

Coffee & after dinner mints


*Please note, vegetarian meals and special dietary requirements can be accommodated by pre-order only

More than 200 guests are expected at this prestigious black tie event, all of whom will enjoy a glitzy champagne reception, a sumptuous three course dinner and the glittering awards ceremony. 

The awards are brought to you by Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, supported by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, with distinguished sponsors including: Holiday Inn Kensington High Street, Banham Security, Handelsbanken, Ashley Wilson LLP, Da Mario Restaurant, Globexpert and Susan Metcalfe Residential.

Tickets include a drinks receptions followed by a three-course meal - with half a bottle of wine per guest - followed by coffee and chocolates. 

To book your tickets please go to; www.rbkcawards.com/gala-dinner/