More than 60 of Croydon’s most ambitious companies have made the shortlist for the 2016 Croydon Business Excellence Awards. This years event is being sponsored by Gatwick Airport.

More than a hundred entries have now been whittled down to just 61 finalists, who will be competing in 15 different award categories as well as for the ultimate prize – the title of Croydon’s Business of the Year.

The video below captures last years inaugural event. More than 300 people attended the gala dinner and charity ball. The 2016 ceremony, takes place on the 6th of October.

This year’s theme – Reach New Heights – seeks to inspire Croydon firms to aim high and shout about their success at one the town’s premier business showcase.

Katharine Glass, director White Label Creative who organise the event said: “Once again we have been incredibly impressed by the calibre of businesses who have entered this year’s awards. It shows the number of high quality businesses in Croydon is increasing at a remarkable rate.”

As well as celebrating the best business achievements, this year’s event will also be raising funds for the Mayor of Croydon’s chosen charities – The British Home, The Stanley People’s Initiative and Croydon Commitment.