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

Speed Networking with Wandsworth Chamber @ Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

Speed Networking with Wandsworth Chamber @ Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

Debbie Ives, Sales Director, and the excellent team at the Holiday inn Kensington Forum hosted a lively evening of speed networking with the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce for our September Networking Event.

It began with a fast paced half an hour of speed networking followed by a more leisurely chance to network with plenty of new faces while enjoying delicious wine and canapes. 

The 9,000 square feet Conference Centre contains 11 fully air-conditioned meeting rooms, all with natural light, and is flexible enough to provide everything you need for your event, from a small interview room up to a room large enough for 300 people. The Centre has been designed with your business needs in mind to provide a relaxing and efficient working environment. The state of the art Business Lounge provides everything you may require including high speed internet access and printing & copying facilities. Good food plays an important part in creating a successful event and the healthy and well balanced menu offers a wide range to suit all tastes and special diets and has been especially designed to maintain high energy and attention levels.

Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum
97 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DN

To make a booking contact Freddie Holmes e: freddie.holmes@hikensington.co.uk  t:020 7370 6815

All Star Lanes Summer Party 2019

All Star Lanes Summer Party 2019

Thank you to Jason Window, Head of Business Development, and his team at All Star Lanes for hosting our summer party this week. 
We enjoyed delicious white wine and canapes while some attempted bowling and the rest of us enjoyed the fabulous venue.
If you are craving some of that Miami heat and style, but lost in the urban jungle of London's summer then All Star Lanes have come through to bridge the gap with their luxurious new venue in Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush. With lush fixtures and fittings, guests would be forgiven to forget their location as they indulge in some classic tastes of Americana, with an All Star twist. With a new deluxe private room, karaoke booths, 10 sleek, state-of-the-art bowling lanes, and an outdoor heated terrace, this is not just another average bowling alley.
To book for your private event email Jason and his team
Jason.Window@allstarlanes.co.uk

 

July Networking at The Little Yellow Door

July Networking at The Little Yellow Door

One of West London’s most homely and intimate bars located in the heart of Notting Hill off Portobello Road. A colourful and quirky venue designed to feel like walking into somebody’s with a late night bar complete with DJ booth, long bar and poker and backgammon tables. 

The Little Yellow Door, 6-8 All Saints Road, Notting Hill. W11 1HH

Whatsapp us to come over: 07801267854

Email: justknock@thelittleyellowdoor.co.uk

 

June Networking at Zuaya

June Networking at Zuaya

We enjoyed delicious wines and canapes at the fabulous Zuaya which has raised the bar for Latin American food with its adventurous plates, beautifully crafted cocktails, show-stopping interiors and buzzy ambiance.
Spanish twins, Alberto and Arian Zandi, have created an exciting restaurant and bar that showcases their passion for Latin cuisine with all its vibrancy, fresh and zingy flavours as well as their love of design and has a fun, lively and contemporary vibe.
Designed for sharing, dishes feature punchy, unusual flavour combinations like the ceviche la brasa with sea bream, red onion, Peruvian corn, sweet potato ice cream and rocoto tiger milk; and the purple taco with spiced lamb shank, smoked pineapple and coriander.

Zuaya, 35B Kensington High Street. W8 5EB 

Tel: 020 7938 3533 

Email: reservations@zuaya.co

 

50th Party at K+K Hotel

50th Party at K+K Hotel

We celebrated 50 years of the Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce one May evening in the garden of the K+K Hotel. 

We celebrated with Prosecco and wonderful cocktails, a purple and gold striped cake and delicious canapes. The Chamber really appreciated the support of our wonderful members and friends.

After our Annual General Meeting Markella Votsi, from the Copthorne Tara Hotel, accepted the President’s Cup on behalf of the Millennium Hotels Group. John Cripps, President of KCCC, awarded the cup for the ongoing support given to the Chamber and the community of RBK&C by the hotel group and in particular Markella.

The K+K Hotel George combines Victorian splendour with kingly hospitality the unique character of this traditional London townhouse-style hotel is instantly beguiling: a refined combination of luxury, charm and style. Savour the tasteful atmosphere created by the English architecture and London lifestyle; relax in the award winning garden, a truly unique oasis of peace and tranquillity in the centre of the city.