Bromley, UK - The business community in Bromley is in for a treat as the inaugural Above and Beyond Bromley Business Awards (The ABBBAs) has officially launched, with nominations open to all businesses across Bromley, London’s largest borough.

The awards have been organised by Life In…Magazines with the headline sponsor confirmed as Tapi Carpets and Floors, and secondary sponsors being London Biggin Hill Airport and Shampan.

The ABBBAs aims to celebrate, inspire and connect Bromley borough businesses as they work collectively and individually to support local growth, causes, and key issues. These awards acknowledge how they have gone ‘above & beyond’ either for their customers, local residents or the wider community.

The first awards in the region post-pandemic, the ABBBAs will feature a total of six categories and 12 awards. They include: Best Startup, Best Non-Profit/Charity, Best Sustainable Business, Best Innovation Business and Best Business (High Street, Independent, and Micro) where businesses can nominate themselves. Members of the public and local businesses are also asked to nominate others for categories including Community Hero, Best Individual, and Business Personality of the Year.

All are available to enter online via the website until
Friday 8th September.

To give all size businesses the chance to win, the awards will be judged on key criteria and a points system to ensure impartiality.

This new initiative is the brainchild of Lauretta Wright, publisher of Life In…Magazines, which offers two community titles, Life In Orpington and Life In Bromley magazines, both published monthly and distributed to more than 14,000 residents across the Bromley borough.

Lauretta said: “Having worked so closely with Bromley borough businesses over the past four years and hearing first-hand of their incredible efforts, I’m extremely proud of their resilience, capabilities and efforts to help make Bromley a great place to live and work.

“The last time any Bromley business awards were hosted was prior to the Covid pandemic with no plans to reignite them. The ABBBAs bring a different focus to what we’ve seen before. They aim to shine a light on companies who help to support the local economy, despite facing a huge uphill struggle themselves over the last few years. It’s important to highlight and recognise their achievements and strengthen and support the community further with this initiative.”

The ABBBAs are free to enter, and entries can be submitted up until Friday 8th September, with finalists being announced in October. The winners will be announced at a celebratory awards reception on Thursday 9th November at The Warren in Hayes comprising of a three-course meal, fantastic entertainment and ample opportunities for networking.

In addition to the entry opportunity, local businesses can also show their support for the Bromley community and increase their own exposure by sponsoring The ABBBAs, with different sponsorship packages available to suit all budgets.

For more information call 020 3488 9959, email or visit




There isn’t another family in Britain that knows about carpets and flooring like the Harrises. For over 75 years the Harris family has kept their customer service values at heart. And here we are today - ‘one big Tapi family’! All our newly recruited Tapi Team members are also passionate about customer service, floor inspiration and of course carpets and flooring. We are proud to be the headline sponsor of the ‘Above & Beyond Bromley Business Awards’ 2023. Despite being a nationwide company, our family business started locally, and we remain very much part of the local community. Therefore, we are delighted to support this much-needed event to highlight and celebrate local businesses. Learn more at





London Biggin Hill is a dedicated business aviation airport and proud member of the Bromley community. The airport is a major hub for innovation, technology and engineering and the borough’s biggest employer, home to Formula One and Bombardier - the world’s leading manufacturer of business jets. As a proud member of the Bromley community, we are delighted to support the ABBBAs and help recognise determination, dedication and innovation throughout our borough. We’re passionate about shining a light on local businesses as we all work together to attract further inward investment, support economic development and create jobs for local people.




Shampan is an award-winning chain of restaurants which all began in 1989, when a group of family members opened an intimate Indian restaurant in Bromley’s Chatterton Village, followed by a second restaurant in 2002, then a third in 2006 in Welling. In 2011, Shampan launched its most ambitious restaurant, the 300-seater Shampan at the Spinning Wheel in Westerham. We are happy to be sponsoring the ABBBAS to help create positivity within the London borough of Bromley. So many businesses are working hard to supress the negativity that Covid brought - and they are thriving. We are proud to be working with The ABBBAs’ team to help create a network of togetherness and highlight the amazing work that people are doing.


A number of local businesses and organisations have chosen to support and sponsor the inaugural ABBBAs event. Thank you to, Clockwise Bromley, PIB (People In Business), The MumMum Foundation, Bells Accountants and MP The Warren.


Some bespoke sponsorship opportunities are available. For details email