Enfield businesses pick up prizes at local awards ceremony

First-ever Enfield Business and Community Awards held at Enfield Golf Club to celebrate the best of the borough

Enfield Business Awards (credit Elizabeth Whycer)
Garry Kousoulou presenting the ‘community business of the year’ prize to Platinum Academy of Performing Arts at Enfield Business Awards (credit Elizabeth Whycer)

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