The Camden Business Awards would not be possible without the support of its generous sponsors. Find out more about the local business organisations backing this year's awards!
Young Entrepreneur of the Year: UCL
UCL is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary universities, with more than 11,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, we were the first university in England to welcome students of any class or religion. UCL Innovation and Enterprise works with students and staff to encourage a spirit of enterprise and create links with the outside world.
We are extremely proud to be sponsoring the ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year ‘category. As one of the largest employers in Camden we are committed to bringing more brilliant ideas to work in the real world and this award represents a fantastic opportunity to recognise that directly in our community of Camden.
Knowledge Partnership Award: Google UK
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people. Google UK is proud to support the Knowledge Partnership Award as part of our ongoing commitment to support the growth of the Knowledge Quarter in Camden and supporting skills training for the digital world through our Digital Garage program.
Small Business of the Year: Hatton Garden BID
Hatton Garden is a vibrant and prized destination with a compelling heritage as London’s historic jewellery quarter and centre of the UK diamond trade since medieval times, and it is now home to a growing range of creative and media businesses as well as the characterful Leather Lane Market. A business-led initiative, The Hatton Garden Business Improvement District (BID) was created in 2016 to act as the voice for the business community to build on the area’s strengths and galvanize its place in London by exploiting future growth opportunities.
Outstanding Contribution to the Community: The Fitzrovia Partnership
The Fitzrovia Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) is a commercially led organisation that delivers services and projects designed to make Fitzrovia a better place for people to work, live and visit. With environmental sustainability high on our agenda, the BID delivers a number of initiatives to support our members. These include an award-winning waste management and recycling scheme; a Parklet, recognised for its positive environmental contribution and our on-street Warden team who ensure that Fitzrovia is kept clean, tidy and safe. As a result, The Fitzrovia Partnership continues to provide an outstanding contribution to improving the local area.
Employer of the Year: Capital City College Group
Capital City College Group (CCCG) is the largest Further Education organisation in London, comprising of City and Islington College, Westminster Kingsway College and College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL), plus a specialist training arm - Capital City College Training - with a combined enrolment of over 37,000 students.
CCCG is proud to sponsor the Employer of the Year Award. Our aim is to provide exceptional education and be London’s trusted provider of exceptional apprentices allowing students to reach their potential and employers to develop their talent pool.
500+ businesses use CCCG for their training needs. We are the largest college provider of apprenticeships in London, with more than 1,500 placements to date.
Innovative Business of the Year: Bee Midtown
Bee Midtown is Holborn, Bloomsbury and St. Giles’ Business Improvement District, also encompassing Farringdon and Clerkenwell. Our mission is to improve businesses within the district. We connect businesses to each other and their local area; run events to celebrate Midtown’s culture and purpose; and work hard to strengthen the district’s physical and environmental foundations. Innovation drives improvement, which is why we are thrilled to be sponsoring the Innovative Business of the Year category. It’s these organisations that will enhance Midtown’s purpose, identity and success.
Best Start-Up Business: DHL
As the largest contract logistics provider in the UK and Ireland with a workforce of over 40,000 people across more than 400 sites, and a transport network of almost 10,000 drivers and 7,500 vehicles, we need to ensure we deliver excellent service to our customers every day. In a highly competitive industry, we are proud to work with the UKI’s best known brands, providing warehousing, managed transport and value-added services for our customers at every step in the supply chain and across a variety of sectors including: automotive, consumer, energy & chemicals, engineering & manufacturing, passenger gateways, retail, technology and transport.
Outstanding Design Award: Crosstree Real Estate Partners
Crosstree is a London-based and focused real estate investment and development company. Crosstree’s portfolio includes over 1.5m sq ft of projects across the retail, office, hotel and residential sectors. We are proud to be working in Camden on the Standard Hotel scheme situated at the former Town Hall annexe building on Argyle Street.
Associate Sponsor: Camden Town Unlimited