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