Beckenham Businesses among Bromley Awards finalists

Two members of Beckenham Business Association, Buzz Bee Kids and Framerstamp, are finalists in this year’s Bromley Business Awards.

The awards, organised by Prospects and sponsored by London Biggin Hill Airport, are aimed at rewarding and celebrating the many dynamic and innovative businesses in Bromley.

Anita Burke of Buzz Bee Kids

Anita Burke of Buzz Bee Kids

Buzz Bee Kids is a finalist in two categories: Best Small Business and Best Green Business. A children’s clothing and toy store with a difference, Buzz Bee Kids is based in Elmers End. They buy and sell new unique brands and gently-used pre-owned stock to give parents the best choice in value, quality and design.

Anita Burke, owner of Buzz Bee Kids says, “Buzz Bee Kids is at a pivotal point in its expansion and development and being able to benchmark ourselves against other amazing businesses through the Bromley Business Awards is a great opportunity.

“Naturally, any additional business exposure and marketing you get from entering can only be a good thing for the business. Preparing for my interview with the judges was also a brilliant opportunity to stop and review all of our successes (and mistakes!) and actually be proud of what we have achieved. Of course, I also want to win!”

Julie Cogill of Framerstamp

Julie Cogill of Framerstamp

Framerstamp, which creates beautiful framed stamps from new mint stamps, is a finalist in both the Business Innovation Award and Best New Business categories. With stamps covering a huge variety of subjects, Framerstamp’s framed sets make a great personal gift.

Julie Cogill of Framerstamp says, “I heard about the Bromley Business Awards through Beckenham Business Association, so this is a very big thank you to them. While I wasn’t looking forward to completing an application form, the process for the Awards was very helpful. It gave me the motivation to have a fresh look at Framerstamp and think about where the business is now, where it’s going and what needs to be done next.”

The winners of the Bromley Business Awards will be announced at a gala dinner at The Warren on Thursday 16 October. To book tickets contact Prospects on 020 8253 4256 or email awards@prospects.co.uk.

A full list of the Awards finalists is available on the Prospects website.