Success was the order of the night as Hounslow recognised the innovation and entrepreneurial talent of its business community at a glittering awards ceremony. Guests at Friday’s gala dinner, hosted by DJ and presenter Neil Bentley, saw IT company Online Support Computing crowned Business of the Year. It rounded off a fantastic night for the firm which also took home the award for Best SME Business for the second year running.

Tim Page from Online Support said “We are humbled by our success this evening. I would like to thank both our staff and our customers for their support and loyalty to us. Effective customer service is at the heart of everything we do and that reflects in our success tonight”. 
Opening the awards ceremony at the Hilton Syon Park, Hounslow Chamber of Commerce CEO Stephen Fry said: "Success is what we all want to achieve”.
He added “We are delighted to have organised these awards for the third consecutive year. Since we launched the awards in 2013 we have been hugely impressed not only with the quality of businesses who have put themselves forward, but also by the enthusiasm and passion for these awards. Business owners and managers have had to work very hard over the past few years to keep ahead of their competition, and the peer to peer endorsement that comes from winning one of our awards really can make the difference when it comes to securing new customers and winning new business”.
Some 40 businesses were shortlisted in the 11 categories after hundreds of companies entered the awards, organised by Hounslow Chamber of Commerce. Recruitment agency Staffing Match scooped two awards for Best New Business and Entrepreneur of the Year in recognition of the firm’s unprecedented growth in its first year of business, achieving a turnover of £3million.
Isleworth-based cancer support charity The Mulberry Centre was honoured for its Commitment to the Community while Magenta Security collected the award for Best Customer Service. Independent Retailer of the Year was awarded to Bianca Marton Chocolates. Having started out making truffles in her home kitchen and selling them at various food markets, Bianca opened her first shop in Brentford last year selling dairy-free products.
Other winners on the night were Class 1 Personnel, which was named Best Business for Training and Development, Russell Finex, took home the Best Business for Marketing and Social Media award, and Best Green Business was Hounslow’s Wild About Roofs. JSI Logistics Ltd won Logistics Business of the Year while KM Removals & Shipping was named International Business of the Year.
£650 was raised on the night for the Mayor of Hounslow's charities; Contact the Elderly and Hounslow Toy Library.
Now in their third year, the awards reward and celebrate commercial excellence, innovation and entrepreneurial flair within the borough. Organised by Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, the awards are backed by Hounslow Council and Invest Hounslow and supported by a number of businesses in the borough including headline sponsor Hounslow Highways, JSI Logistics, iBurbia Studios, Brentford FC, Class 1 Personnel, Hilton Syon Park and out&about magazine.
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