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Croydon Business Awards finalists announced

09 April 2014

Some of Croydon’s best businesses have been shortlisted in this year’s Croydon Business Awards in association with Handelsbanken. The awards are organised by Prospects Business Support, part of the Prospects Group, the education, employment and training organisation.

This year nearly 100 organisations entered the Croydon Business Awards and 43 have been selected as finalists. Shortlisted businesses will be invited to a judging day for face-to-face interviews with industry experts. After the interviews, the judges will form a panel to decide the winners, which will be announced at the gala dinner and awards ceremony held at Fairfield Halls, on 15 May 2014.

Rose Saunders, Head of Prospects Business Support, said: “Croydon is one of the biggest business districts outside central London so shortlisting was difficult because the calibre of entries into the Croydon Business Awards was high. However we’ve selected organisations which are leading the way in Croydon and beyond. I wish the shortlisted companies all the best as they go onto the judging day and I am looking forward to seeing them at the gala dinner and award ceremony where they could be announced as Croydon’s Business of the Year. As well as the excitement of the award announcements, the gala dinner is an opportunity for companies to network and raise their profile.”

The 11 Croydon Business Awards categories drew applications from a variety of businesses operating in various industries across Croydon. Some of the shortlisted companies include Hampton by Hilton London Croydon, Cleankill Environmental Services, McCarthy Cars (UK) Ltd and Jury’s Inn Croydon. Crystal Palace Football Club (FC) has been shortlisted in two categories.

Sharon Lacey, Marketing Manager of Crystal Palace FC said: “It’s been a good year for us so far, winning a Croydon Business Award would be the icing on the cake. We believe we provide first class hospitality in our newly refurbished lounges and at Speroni's Restaurant while fans enjoy watching games at Selhurst Park – one of the top leisure activities in Croydon.”

The winners of each category will be announced at the gala dinner and awards ceremony held at the Fairfield Halls, on 15 May 2014.To book your table visit:

Other sponsors of the awards include Croydon Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Federation of Small Businesses, Jurys inn, Owadally & King Chartered Accountants, Veolia Environmental Services and Wing Yip.

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About The Croydon Business Awards
The Croydon Business Awards are organised by Prospects Business Support, part of the Prospects Group, to celebrate the many dynamic and innovative businesses in Croydon.

The full list of finalists can be viewed here.The winners of the 2014 Croydon Business Awards will be announced at a ceremony and dinner held at Fairefield Halls, on Thursday 15 May 2014. To book a ticket or table for the awards email or call or 020 8253 4256.

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About Prospects
The Prospects Group is a dynamic and enterprising organisation providing a wide range of education, employment and training services in the UK and internationally. At the heart of what we do is the drive to improve the life chances, skills and aspirations of everyone we support. Each year we touch the lives of more than a million people through our extensive range of high quality services.

Media contact:

Victoria Akeredolu
Communication Executive
020 8315 1522

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