Local entrepreneurs and charity leaders celebrated at second annual Enfield Business Awards

Thousands across Enfield voted for 24 different categories in the second edition of the awards hosted at Millfield Theatre

Winner of ‘best female entrepreneur’ went to Cathy Underwood, who runs her own yoga business

Millfield Theatre was abuzz with excitement on Saturday night as over 200 local business people, dignitaries and charities gathered to celebrate the very best of Enfield’s businesses and community leaders.

The second-annual Enfield Business Awards highlighted the “”vibrant and resilient spirit of the local community” and celebrated their achievements and contributions.

This year’s event saw an incredible 20,000 local people voting for their favourite local services across 24 categories, showcasing the variety of exceptional businesses coming to support each other and engaging within the community.

For the second consecutive year, Gary Kousoulou of Loving Social Media and Andrea Krase spearheaded the ceremony, recognising and acknowledging the outstanding contributions of local businesses, charities, and community leaders.

The first award of the night was presented to Melanie Tadhunter of Baker Street’s GB Darts in the ‘specialist shop’ category, countering the trend of towns dominated by multinational chains and highlighting the importance of independent businesses.

The ‘best healthcare’ award was won by Tessa Stevens Beauticians in Winchmore Hill. This was dedicated to Mary Huckle, a beloved community member who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. Mary’s dedication to her business and her resilience through treatment and exercise inspired many, making this tribute deeply moving.

“Bringing businesses together creates more business for everyone,” said Gary. “Keeping it local is so important. Those who won are amazing; those who didn’t, it doesn’t matter. The sun will still shine on you. Don’t give up – keep on marketing and being the best.

“It’s been a big team effort, from handmade trophies and designing the certificates  to the hours of planning, phone calls and managing the digital networking on social media. I would personally like to thank [Enfield North Labour candidate] Feryal Clark for publicising the event in parliament and for consistently backing the project. Her support has been nothing short of invaluable. Here’s to another year of growth, collaboration, and success for Enfield!”

Cathy Underwood, named as ‘best female entrepreneur’ for the success of her independent yoga business, added: “Some of us have weathered this storm over many years. To have a business afloat these days is a blessing. So, I felt as if I was waving the flag, championing the small lifestyle businesses.”

The ‘best pub’ award went to the Rose & Crown in Clay Hill

Full list of winners:

  • Specialist Shop: GB Darts
  • Best Restaurant: The Winchmore Hill Supper Club
  • Enfield’s Biggest Contribution: Warburtons
  • Enfield’s Most Loved: Upstairs Downstairs
  • Best Female Entrepreneur: Cathy Underwood
  • Best Market Stall: Bright Aura
  • Green Award: Forty Hall Farm
  • Male Entrepreneur: Kyri Anastasi
  • Best Cafe/Coffee Shop: Wanasa
  • Best Pub: Rose & Crown
  • Best Post Office: Enfield Town
  • Outstanding Customer Service: Enfield Foodbank
  • Best Work Experience: Museum of Enfield
  • Best Healthcare Provider (Mary Huckle Tribute Award): Tessa Stevens Beauticians
  • Best Charity to Donate To: In Sue’s Name
  • Most Effective Social Media: The Mum Club
  • Best Child Care Provider: Time for Change Kids
  • Best Local Service Provider: 4 The Love of Barre
  • Best Local Services and Trades: A Handy Hand
  • Best Property Company: Havilands
  • Best Health/Leisure Club: Unite in Fitness
  • Best Online Business: Togs by Emma
  • Best Finance, Legal & Business Service: Metro Bank
  • Best Family-Run Business: Holtwhites Bakery
  • Live Music Venue: Millfield Theatre
  • Best New Business: CryoHealth Southgate
  • Best Local Takeaway: George’s Fish Bar
  • Community Award: Platinum Performing Arts 
  • Best Team Culture in Enfield: Southgate Solicitors

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