At the beginning of the year we entered the Havering Business Awards. There were 18 awards that were open to all businesses in the London Borough of Havering. We entered the award for staff training and development and were visited by an independent set of judges. These judges felt that we displayed the criteria they were looking for and put us through to the finals.
More than 100 companies, individuals and organizations entered the awards for categories ranging from Apprentice of the Year to Growing Business of the Year. We are extremely proud and pleased to announce that New Beginnings Nurseries Ltd won the award for Staff Training and Development on Friday 4th October 2013
We then entered the Docklands Business Club & East London Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, in the prestigious ‘Leadership in Staff Training and Development’ category. Following a detailed submission, and against very tough competition, New Beginnings Nurseries Ltd was shortlisted as a finalist and then invited to attend an in-depth examination of its credentials by a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style judging panel.
We are delighted to report that on 14th November 2013 New Beginnings Nurseries Ltd was announced as the winner of the Leadership in Staff Training and Development award. We were then shortlisted for the ‘Business of the Year’ award. This award went to a large pharmaceutical company. However, a new award category was created to recognise our hard work and success. I am extremely proud and pleased to announce that we won ‘Best Small Business’ of the year 2013!!