Best Business Transformation Shortlist
The Best Business Transformation Award is presented to a business that has pivoted in order to better serve the community during lockdown. The winner has adapted their business model, demonstrating flexibility, innovativeness and nimbleness to keep afloat and place themselves at the centre of the community effort.
Voting is now closed. The winner will be announced in a virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday 22 September at 4pm.
La Tua Pasta
La Tua Pasta have been delivering fresh pasta to hospitality outlets across London and the UK since 2006. However, in March their business collapsed as deliveries were turned away and orders were cancelled. As a company they sat down and decided three aims to accomplish in anyway possible, 1 – to get their pasta to consumers, especially those sheltering, 2 –feed the frontline heroes that were working tirelessly and 3 – preserve as many jobs for their team whilst simultaneously keeping them safe. Using their contacts in the industry, as well as friends and family to help spread the word, the team changed the direction of the business, offering home deliveries to London 24 hours a day, building an online shop in 5 days, offering UK wide delivery in 48 hours, opening a small grocery store in Notting Hill and having some of their products on trial in M&S stores. So far they have fulfilled 5,000 home deliveries and they will continue to offer their delivery service post-Covid. The team kept battling in the face of severe business adversity and tried to pull everyone in the industry together to help ‘locked down’ consumers, the NHS heroes and the rest of the industry.
Finalists: Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars, Rotunda Comedy Club, The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, The Devenish Complex, The Greyhound Inn