The West London Business Awards 2024 will showcase business excellence and the entries are are now open and will be until Friday, the 6th of October for all organisations doing business in West London.

The annual WLB Awards are established as one of the pre-eminent award schemes in the capital. It celebrated its tenth anniversary earlier this year and now enter a second decade of spotlighting business excellence in West London’s business community.

The eleventh edition of the awards will showcase business excellence in West London around six themes: ‘SME Sector leadership’, ‘Sustainable & responsible business’, ‘Economic growth’, ‘Corporate leadership’, ‘Individual leadership’ and ‘Next Generation’, featuring up-and-coming West London business talent. Whatever the sector, whatever the business, there is a category to enter.

A key date in the West London Business Calendar, the gala awards ceremony in February 2024 will bring together over 500 guests from across the sub-region’s business community, as well as representation from central and local government – a truly unique and special occasion. Partners include: Heathrow, Brunel University London, University of West London, Venture X, Westfield London, AWS, HRUC, West London Institute of Technology and Ultra Education.

This year, 26 awards will be up for grabs, and all organisations that trade in West London* are eligible to enter until Friday 6 October 2023.

Early bird entries cost £20 (£30 after Friday 8 September), redeemable against the cost of a ticket at the gala ceremony in February 2024.

Out of all the winners, one will be awarded the prestigious title of West London Company of the Year 2024, last year won by Lamington Group. Other notable award winners in 2023 included: West London Company of the Decade, won by Wrapology; West London Business Leader of the Year, given to Frank Khalid OBE, Founder, West London Film Studios; and the Lifetime Achievement in Business Award, granted to Peter Johnson, Chair, Vivalda Group.

Andrew Dakers, Chief Executive of West London Business, said: “This will be our eleventh West London Business Awards, and the awards continue to provide an excellent platform to recognise leadership and innovation across West London. I encourage the vast talent pool of businesses and organisations across our area to get involved and shine a light on your great work. Our awards are often a springboard for wider national recognition too.

Early bird entries cost £20 (£30 after Friday 8 September). Shortlisted companies are required to purchase at least one ticket to the Awards ceremony. This is to make sure the award winners are represented to accept the trophy.

Whatever your sector, whatever your business, there is a category for you! To find out more or make a nomination visit

*To be eligible to enter, entrants must be running a business within the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond, or Spelthorne.

Do you work in fintech and want to know more about regulation? Sign up to meet the Financial Conduct Authority for an interactive session on innovation pathways, the Regulatory Sandbox, followed by networking opportunities. The event is free for all and claim your spot today.


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They are organising an exclusive London & Partners Meet the Corporate event with the Financial Conduct Authority: the conduct regulator for 50,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK, and the prudential supervisor for 48,000 of those firms.

Alongside representatives from the FCA, they will explore the Innovation Hub and FCA’s firm facing services. They will also discuss getting authorised and common mistakes firms make as well as what to expect once you are regulated.

The event will be of interest to fintechs, financial services start-ups and the firms that invest in them. It will also be especially relevant to anyone who is developing something innovative in financial services and may or may not be applying for authorisation in the future. Register here.

West London Chambers of Commerce has partnered with The Business Innovation Expo to launch the two-day Business Revival Series bringing together business owners, managers and entrepreneurs for networking and learning.

West London Chambers of Commerce is the second largest and fastest growing Chamber of Commerce in London, and covers the Boroughs of Hounslow, Ealing and Hammersmith and Fulham. They help businesses grow through networking and introductions, marketing support and exposure to general business opportunities. They have partnered with The Business Innovation Expo for the Business Revival Series scheduled on the 21st and 22nd of March 2023 at ExCel, London.

The event will provide you access to CPD-accredited seminars, an unparalleled Keynote Speaking Lineup, educational workshops from industry experts and networking opportunities.

The Business Innovation Expo is designed to offer all visitors an opportunity to learn and source business solutions and trends that will allow them to work more efficiently, efficiently, and therefore profitably.

With features such as Speed Networking, expert Keynote Speakers, and Workshops from industry leaders, there are 100s of learning, research & development opportunities available to visitors at The Business Revival Conference.

  •  Industry-leading exhibitors
  • Expert keynote and seminar speakers
  • Educational workshops
  • Networking opportunities
  • Free ticket

The event also gives an opportunity to pitch to 100s of businesses to gain quick fast leads or meaningful business partnerships. Learn more or discuss the opportunities to get involved in exhibiting or sponsoring the event at The Business Innovation Expo.


The West London Skills Summit will bring together local employers and skills/training institutions to contribute to an informed and represented London Local Skills Improvement Plan, an initiative funded by the Department of Education to ensure higher education/skills suits local labour market needs.

The London Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) aims to build a stronger and more dynamic relationship between the employers and skill providers within the local skills system, and plays a crucial role in tackling technical skills shortages. This is of utmost importance in the current economic climate, in an exceptionally tight labour market.

West London Business and West London Alliance own the credit for the sub-region’s annex to the London LSIP. The West London Skills Summit will provide the stage to ensure the representation of diverse voices to contribute to LSIP.

The Summit is a fully catered, all-day event with networking events in between hosted at the West Hall, University of West London. The entry fee is £10.

Follow the link to register or contact for any queries.