Voting underway for Enfield Business and Community Awards

Popular local awards programme aims to “celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of businesses and individuals within the Enfield community”

Garry Kousoulou (left) with one of last year's award winners
Garry Kousoulou (left) with one of last year’s award winners

An awards programme aimed at celebrating the achievements of businesses, charities and community groups has returned for a second year.

Enfield Business and Community Awards was first launched last year by Garry Kousoulou, founder of Loving Local Enfield and saw 20,000 votes from the public across multiple categories before an awards night for the finalists at Enfield Golf Club.

This year’s event will run in a similar way and nominations are now open, with an aim to “celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of businesses and individuals within the Enfield community, shining a light on their achievements and the impact they have in their respective fields”.

Garry said: “This year, we are setting the stage for a grand finale in true Hollywood style at Millfield Theatre, promising an unforgettable night as we recognise and celebrate the remarkable achievements within our community.”

Categories include best restaurant, best local service provider and best market stall with a new award now added for best post office.

Enfield North MP Feryal Clark is backing the awards and said: “I am delighted to see the Enfield Business and Community Awards returning this year, bigger and better than before.”

Garry added: “I’m nervous and excited to bring the awards back for 2024. It’s a big responsibility but one that I’m honoured to have.

“The enthusiasm and participation from the Enfield public last year was beyond our expectations. We’re aiming to make this year an even bigger success. It’s our way of saying thank you and showcasing the incredible talent and dedication in Enfield.”

Anyone can nominate a local organisation or person for an award before the deadline on 10th May. After this date the nominations will be narrowed down to the seven best per category. An “exclusive networking event” will then take place on 18th May at Enfield Town Football Club for those in the top seven. Before the awards ceremony on 21st June, these will be whittled down to a shortlist of three in each category.

Paul Dengel, organiser of Livestock Events and recipient of last year’s award for ‘best live music venue or music festival’, emphasised that the true value of the award lies beyond just the victory. He said: “The recognition of the hard work involved in organising Livestock Events was a significant honour.”

Full list of categories

  • Best Local Service Provider
  • Best Market Stall
  • Green Award
  • Female Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Male Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Best Cafe/Coffee Shop
  • Best Pub
  • Best Post Office
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Best Work Experience Employer
  • Best Health Care Provider
  • Best Charity
  • Most Effective Social Media and Marketing
  • Best Childcare Provider
  • Best Trade
  • Best Property Company
  • Best Online Business
  • Best Health/Leisure Club
  • Best Finance, Legal, and Business Services
  • Community Business of the Year
  • Best Live Music Venue or Music Festival
  • Best New Business
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

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

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