New Enfield business awards swamped with nominations

More than 3,000 nominations submitted for newly-launched awards celebrating the best of Enfield

Garry Kousoulou, founder of Loving Local
Garry Kousoulou, founder of Loving Local

Thousands of “local stars” have been nominated for the newly-launched Enfield Business and Community Awards.

Garry Kousoulou, founder of the Enfield networking firm Loving Local, says more than 3,000 nominations have been received across various categories – including ‘best local service provider’, ‘best healthcare provider’, ‘best charity’ and ‘community business of the year’ – in just one week.

Nominations close tomorrow (Thursday 2nd) and a shortlist for each category will then be opened to a public vote on the Loving Local website. Award winners will be announced at an event taking place on 14th April.

Garry said: “I have been absolutely overwhelmed that 3,000 people have been nominated in under one week. It is great to see so many people being recognised for their hard work and dedication to the community.”

The idea to launch the Enfield Business and Community Awards came from an American student, Brooklyn Wilson, on a work placement with Loving Local. The awards ceremony will be attended by local MPs Feryal Clark and Bambos Charalambous.

Loving Local is a community-based firm which lists, supports and promotes local businesses, charities and voluntary groups.

Garry added: “We are excited to have the support of our local MPs and other dignitaries at the awards ceremony. It is important to celebrate the achievements of those who make a positive impact in our community, and we are thrilled to be able to do so through these awards.”

For more information on the Enfield Business and Community Awards and to submit a nomination: