Costume character mascot specialist, Rainbow Productions is celebrating after picking up three accolades at the Merton Best Business Awards 2022.
The event is organised by the Merton Chamber of Commerce to recognise business excellence among the 700 members of the largest area base Chamber of Commerce in London.
It attracted entries from a wide range of businesses and sectors including construction, wellbeing, art, teaching, food retail, surveying and fitness among others.
Rainbow was nominated for two awards: Best Creative Business and Best Independent Business. On the evening itself, Wednesday 28 September, at the prestigious All England Lawn Tennis Club, the company was declared the winner of both categories.
But that’s not all.
As the evening drew to a close there was one more award: The 2022 Merton Best Business Award. This was particularly special this year as it recognised those businesses in the London Borough of Merton that have not only survived the slowdown caused by the pandemic but have shown resilience, excellence, innovation and best practice while demonstrating the highest-quality service.
This too was won by Rainbow, which is now, officially and proudly, the 2022 Merton Best Business.
During the pandemic Rainbow took the opportunity to reorganise its strategies and invest in new technology, coming back with a bang in 2021, when it produced over 750 costumes shipping to over 16 countries – or, as the Chamber of Commerce itself put it: “Rainbow Productions is putting Merton on the map!”
“What a night! And, after a truly challenging period, what a year,” enthused Simon Foulkes, md of Rainbow Productions. “I am proud on behalf of everyone connected in any way with Rainbow that we have won these three awards – and particularly the 2022 Merton Best Business Award.
“This is a team award and a tribute richly deserved by an extraordinary and talented group of people who kept on going through the hardest of times to make us even more of a force in the costumer character business. My sincerest thanks – and congratulations – to you all!”
Rainbow Productions is the exclusive agent managing the personal appearances of over 140 licensed characters in the UK. It is also an approved mascot manufacturer for some of the world’s high profile film, production and licensing studios, plus the sole mascot suppliers to attractions and events like the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant Parade, the Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Oxford Street Christmas Light Switch On and Glastonbury festival.
It also supplies mascots for many national and international product launches, as well as having made mascots for 85 of England’s 92 professional football clubs.