West London Business Awards 2019 winners announced – Powerday claims West London Company of the Year title

On Friday 8 February, over 430 guests from across West London descended upon Twickenham Stadium to celebrate business excellence at The West London Business Awards 2019. Alex Payne, the leading rugby presenter on Sky Sports, hosted the awards ceremony. Finalists represented sectors including retail, construction, hospitality, technology and finance. Traditional crafts such as baking were represented, as well bleeding edge West London firms working on the frontiers of modern technology.   

The big winners of the night were Powerday, who scooped three awards including the prestigious title of West London Company of the Year 2019. The company’s aim is to have a zero waste to landfill, and achieve this through recycling and by using residual waste to create a high quality renewable fuels. The judges thoughts that Powerday was fulfilling a critical need in environment management, working innovatively with their clients to develop new forms of recycling and tailor their methods to the business of their clients.

The sixth year of the awards covered five themes: ‘SME Sector leadership’, ‘Sustainable & responsible business, ‘Economic growth’; and two new cluster of categories under ‘Corporate leadership’, and ‘Individual leadership’. The new categories, in addition to the existing awards, produced a highly competitive field of nominees, with twenty-eight awards up for grabs in total – and the largest shortlist ever.

Other notable winners from the evening included Ealing’s Alexanders Removals and Storage of Park Royal who claimed two awards at the ceremony; as well as Andrew Ward who picked up the Life Achievement in Business award.

Local groups – Uxbridge College students, Niisey, and Step Free Dance – as well as DJ Rusty Egan entertained guests throughout the evening. The awards also helped raise funds for the official charities of the 2019 awards, Action West London and Spark!.

Awards host Alex Payne, said:

“Well done to Powerday, and to all our winners, highly commended and finalists tonight. There’s clearly some amazing businesses here in West London and it’s been a privilege to host this award ceremony recognising you all.”

Edward Crossan, Vice-Chairman of Powerday, said:

“This has been a brilliant night for Powerday. To be recognised means a lot, especially due to the ongoing investment we have put into the company to ensure we’re delivering high quality services and for our work through the Powerday Foundation which we are immensely proud of. There are many exciting projects happening currently in West London including the Old Oak Common development and the regeneration of Wembley so this is a great time for our area and we are delighted to be a part of it.”

Andrew Dakers, Chief Executive of West London Business and a member of the judging panel said of the winners:

“Once again, we were hugely impressed with the standard of entries we saw in this sixth year of the awards. What a brilliant parade of compagnies growing, inventing, creating jobs, supporting communities, and above all delivering great service and products”

Download the winner’s e-brochure here.

Full list of 2019 winners:


  1. Business Services Company of the Year – First Business Water

Highly Commended: Locata Housing Services

  1. Logistics Business of the Year – Alexanders Removals and Storage
  2. Retail Business of the Year – Petit Miracles

Highly Commended: World of Tattoos

  1. Technology Business of the Year – CustoMem
  2. Hospitality Business of the Year – Artisan

Highly Commended: Copthorne Tara London Kensington

  1. Food and Drink Business of the Year – Curious Roo Coffee Roasters

Highly Commended: Ma Baker

    1. Property and Construction Business of the Year – KSBC
  1. Creative Business of the Year – Big Group

Highly Commended: DAZN

  1. Finance Business of the Year – Beond Group
  2. Manufacturing and Engineering Business of the Year –  Everglade Windows
  3. Health and Wellbeing Business of the Year – Harrow Mencap
  4. Education and Training Provider of the Year – The JGA Group


  1. Responsible Workplace Award – Alexanders Removals and Storage
  2. Apprentice of the Year – Beata Capoferri (Training provider: The JGA Group; Employer: The GMT Group)

Highly Commended:

  • Mohammad Umar Ahmed (Training provider: West Met Skills/ HCUC; Employer: University of Westminster)
  • Mohamed Alotia (Training provider: London Metropolitan University; Employer: Harrow Council)
  • Thomas Gillet (Training provider: West Met Skills/ HCUC; Employer: One Care iT Limited)
  • Kamil Rej (Training provider: The JGA Group; Employer: Accendo Pharma)
  • Connor Williams (Training provider: West Met Skills/ HCUC; Employer: John Guest)
  1. Community Investment Award – Action West London
  2. Green ‘Circular Economy’ Business of the Year – Proper Oils
  3. Responsible Supply Chain Award – Lofbergs

Highly Commended: APCOA


  1. Coworking Space of the Year – Central Working White City
  2. Export / International Business of the Year – Medidata
  3. High Growth SME of the Year – Timeline Television
  4. Start-up of the Year – TempaGogo
  5. Park Royal Business of the Year – Powerday


  1. Financial Growth Corporate of the Year – Flannery Plant Hire (Oval)
  2. Customer Partnership Corporate of the Year – Powerday

Highly Commended: Openreach

  1. Socially Responsible Corporate of the Year – Cisco

Highly Commended: Whitebread



  1. Life Achievement in Business Award – Andrew Ward, Former Director of Corporate Relations, Brunel University London
  2. West London Business Leader of the Year – Emma Hindes, General Manager, Westfield

Overall Winner:

West London Company of the Year 2019 – Powerday