More than 300 guests attended the Grand Marquee in Bluewater to celebrate some fantastic businesses from all across Dartford. Both great and small were rewarded for their continued support of the community.

A record number of awards gave a chance for even more local businesses to be honoured.  Guests enjoyed themselves with a variety of ‘The Greatest Showman’ themed performances, getting them into the celebratory spirit.

With endorsement from crucial sponsors, Dartford Borough Council were able to bring the 2023 awards to life. Each nomination was carefully considered before the final list of winners and those commended for all their hard work was revealed on the evening. With a diverse range of nominees, it was clear the variety of businesses and experience that Dartford has to offer. Some of last night’s winners included:

  • Best Owner Managed Business Award
    • GDC Building Service LTD
    • Sally Bees
    • Dartford Sports Bar
  • Shop of the Year Award
    • Fox Estate Agents LTD
    • Longfield Village Butchers
  • The Good for the Community Award
    • Harmony Hypnobirthing
    • The Meeting Place Sutton at Hone
    • Spirits Rest Dartford Horse and Animal Sanctuary

Jeremy Kite, Leader of Dartford Borough Council said, “With even more awards than previous years, it really goes to show how much our business community is growing. Being able to come together to highlight all the hard work and achievements from our local businesses makes it all the more special. It’s wonderful hearing how enjoyable the night was for all and I’m looking forward to the next one.”

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Dartford Borough Council would also like to thank all the sponsors from last night:

ARC UK – Bluewater Shopping Centre – Dartford Borough Council – Dartford Living – Downton & Ali Associates – Fairfield Leisure – LAT Apprenticeships – Leigh Academies Trust – Made in Kent Radio – North Kent College – Oxford Innovation Space – The Learning Shop –

The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre – Urbaser

Photos – Andy Barnes Photography.