The Dartford Business Awards are back for 2023, and tickets are on sale now.

The awards ceremony will celebrate the inspiring companies and individuals who have given so much to the borough and, as ever, Dartford Borough Council has organised the awards with several core partners, sponsors and local ambassadors. There are a number of different award categories, designed to cater for every size of business, from the smallest to the largest in the borough. 

This year’s categories are:

  • Best Owner-Managed Business – sponsored by The Nucleus Business & Innovation  Centre, Oxford Innovation Space and ARC UK
  • Employee of the Year – sponsored by The Learning Shop and Fairfield Leisure
  • Young Person of the Year – sponsored by North Kent College
  • The Dartford Living Customer’s Choice Award – sponsored by Dartford Living
  • Shop of the Year – sponsored by Bluewater
  • The Commitment to Skills Award – sponsored by Leigh Academies Trust / LAT Apprenticeships
  • The Green Award – sponsored by Urbaser
  • Best Marketing Campaign – sponsored by Made in Kent Radio
  • The Good for the Community Award – sponsored by Amazon LCY3

Downton & Ali Associates also sponsor the Dartford Business Awards 2023.

The deadline for applications has now closed. Entrants and winners can expect to receive a number of business-building benefits, such as promotion through media and networking opportunities.

The awards ceremony takes place on October 12th at Bluewater Shopping Centre, with tickets at £150 for a table of 10 or £20 each available to purchase now via

Leader of the Council Jeremy Kite MBE said: “It’s time to celebrate another fantastic year in local business, and I’m sure this year’s award ceremony will be the biggest and best one yet. It’s the people of Dartford that make this borough so special, and I’m eternally grateful for their commitment to serving their fellow Dartfordians. It’s going to be a great evening.”

Entrants can find more information at, or contact to find out more. They can also follow the awards on Facebook at or on Twitter at

The 2023 Dartford Business Awards are sponsored by:


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