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Quarterly newsletter 2 I June 2015



Brightening up the Borough

St George’s Day Food Fair

The annual search is on for Sutton’s top gardeners and green-fingered enthusiasts who help brighten up the borough. We are proud to be sponsoring the ‘Best Business Frontage’ category in this year’s Sutton in Bloom competition. We would like to encourage the owners of pubs, hotels, leisure facilities and business premises that take pride in their buildings to enter and be recognised for bringing a splash of colour to the neighbourhood with hanging baskets and eye-catching planting schemes. Entry forms can be collected from your local library or downloaded from the Sutton Council website.

Enjoy Sutton Day We are delighted to be working with Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP) to support an initiative aimed at helping some of the most isolated residents to leave their homes. As part of National Falls Awareness Week (June 16-23), SHP is helping people to come to Sutton and enjoy all that it has to offer. In partnership with Transport for London, Sutton Community Transport, Sutton Shop Mobility, NHS Falls Prevention and TaZza coffee shop we will be hosting an advice session on how to use the high street Courtesy Shuttle to enable the residents to get the most out of their trip to the town centre. We will also transport the group to TaZza coffee shop, via the shuttle, for coffee and cake on June 18. Throughout the day there will be advice and mentoring on how to safely use public transport, Sutton Shop Mobility’s wheelchair and motorised scooters, which are available to hire, and how to avoid slips, trips and falls.

Look who stopped by our St George’s Day food fair. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, sampled some of the produce on sale from local suppliers when he visited Sutton High Street in the run-up to the general election. To celebrate St George’s Day, we organised a day of the ‘Best of British’ food and had 20 suppliers pitching their stalls in the town centre. The added attraction of celebrity chef Ed Baines also boosted the popularity of the event. The TV chef’s visit was timed to coincide with the announcement of Sutton’s Best Breakfast competition winner.

The search for Sutton’s best breakfast saw cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants pitted against each other to compete for the title. The competition was widely promoted throughout January, February and March on social media and on the high street, where mascots joined the Successful Sutton team to encourage participation in the competition. Seventeen breakfast providers went head to head in a public vote, with the five finalists mystery shopped by a panel of judges before the winner was chosen.

Does your business success story deserve recognition? The Sutton Business Excellence Awards is an exciting programme developed and organised by Successful Sutton and Sutton Chamber of Commerce to reward and celebrate the borough’s many dynamic and innovative businesses. Launched in March 2015 and culminating with a high profile awards dinner and ceremony in late 2015, the Sutton Business Excellence Award’s has quickly become a major annual event in the Sutton business calendar, providing a fantastic opportunity for companies to network and raise their profile. At a time when Sutton is benefiting from considerable investment and business growth, what better time to showcase your business’s achievements. Register now for your chance to be recognised as one of Sutton’s best businesses.

With a range of categories, there is an award to suit every business…

• Business of the Year • Best Business for Marketing & Social Media • Best SME Business • Best Business for Customer Service • Entrepreneur of the Year • Best Charity or Social Enterprise

• Best New Business • Best Business for Training & Staff Development • Best Leisure & Entertainment Business • Best Independent Retailer • Food & Drink Award • Best Local Business

To register your business, visit:

The 2015 Sutton Business Excellence Awards is operated by Successful Sutton and Sutton Chamber of Commerce. Successful Sutton 2015 – All rights reserved E&EO.

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