First-ever Enfield Business and Community Awards held at Enfield Golf Club to celebrate the best of the borough
Businesses and charities from across Enfield were celebrated at a new awards ceremony after thousands were nominated.
The inaugural Enfield Business and Community Awards sought to shine a spotlight on local firms and groups doing great work in the borough, with scores of shortlisted organisations attending a glitzy awards night at Enfield Golf Club on Friday (14th).
Organised by social media specialists Loving Local Enfield, the awards were decided through a combination of voting and judging of category shortlists – with thousands nominated and even more taking part in the voting.
Among the winners were Lizzie’s Cucina, awarded ‘best restaurant’; Holtwhites Bakery, presented ‘best local service provider’; and Family Based Solutions, awarded best charity to donate to.
On the night, Enfield Southgate MP Bambos Charalambous kicked off the ceremony with a tribute to local businesses and charities, after the difficult few years they have had with the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis, and said they deserved to be celebrated. He also praised organisers Loving Local Enfield.
Loving Local Enfield director Garry Kousoulou said: “It’s been an overwhelming response to our local business and community awards.
“I’d love to say a big thank you to every person that contributed as a member of the community, by voting or attending; it took a real team effort to get this off the ground.
“I hope that, by seeing this winners’ list, that you might try a restaurant you haven’t heard of or pop into a pub or even try a service listed. That truly is the spirit of what the awards were put together for.
“If I can recover, maybe we might have a summer ball celebrating doctors, nurses, teachers, they just go the extra mile and deserve the recognition. I truly love where I live, and it was a real honour and a privilege to put this together.”
Full list of winners
Best Restaurant: Lizzie’s Cucina
Best Local Service Provider: Holtwhites Bakery
Best Market Stall: Bright Aura
Green Award: Remedies London
Female Entrepreneur of the Year: Shomari Anderson
Male Entrepreneur of the Year: Lawrence-Thor Stephen
Best Cafe/Coffee Shop: Wanasa Café
Best Pub: Rose and Crown
Happiest Place to Work: ANA Nursing
Outstanding Customer Service: Maria Elias
Best Work Experience Employer: Kickstart Homes CIC
Best Health Care Provider: Tessa Stevens
Best Charity: Family Based Solutions
Most Effective Social Media and Marketing: ME Winchmore Hill
Best Childcare Provider: The Artz Kidz
Best Trade: Tully’s Domestic Appliances
Best Property Company: Relocation Homes
Best Online Business: FOLDiMATS
Best Health/Leisure Club: Unite in Fitness
Best Finance, Legal, and Business Services: Metro Bank
Community Business of the Year: Platinum Academy of Performing Arts
Best Live Music Venue or Music Festival: Livestock Events
Best New Business: Indulgence by Josephine
Lifetime Achievement Award: Emma Supple
Enfield Community Heroes: Yevgeniya Pozigun, Dionne John, Colin Lee-Own