Romford BID are delighted to announce the 12 Business Heroes who have been nominated in the recent campaign voted for by members of the public.

We firmly believe that it is the people of the town that make Romford special and different and the Business Heroes campaign is the start of a long-term plan to create a new personality for Romford, showcasing the great people behind our most successful or community-based businesses.

It's also brilliant to see sometimes overlooked members of the community be nominated and singled out for their dedication to making Romford a better place to visit and live.

Romford Heroes

Billy Hughes
Teapot Cafe

January 2020

Debbie Gadbury
Sycamore Trust

February 2020

Diljeet Chana
Boots, The Brewery

March 2020

Our hosts were busy during the first week of December promoting and collecting the nominations.

A final selection of 12 Heroes were then chosen and were captured on camera in their natural, professional habitats.

Look out on the website for short films surrounding 4 of our Heroes soon to be released.

Shane Mathews
Heart and Soul

April 2020

Denise Reece
Havering Housing Service

May 2020

Jai Sepple
Brookside Theatre

June 2020

The first hero, Billy Hughes, who is the representative of The Teapot Café, was announced online on the 8th January 2020.

The remaining 11 Heroes were then announced daily via Romford BID’s online and social channels and we will re-meet them during their dedicated month throughout 2020.

Peter Connell
Mullis & Peake LLP

July 2020

Victoria Barham

August 2020

Simon Murray
Slug and Lettuce

September 2020

As our Hero of January Billy and The Teapot team will be profiled and celebrated throughout as Hero of this month.

Of being nominated, Billy said: "As a team we are extremely honoured to be nominated as a Romford Business Hero and look forward to serving and feeding Romford for the next 67 years!"

Matt Howland
Havering Council

October 2020

Kim Galpin
British Heart Foundation

November 2020

Michelle Fitzgibbons
Romford Shopping Hall

December 2020

We hope this is the start of an annual celebration of Romford’s finest and most contributing business individuals.

If you have any comments we would love to hear from you: