Brockley's finest took-on the best of the borough in a glittering ceremony for the Lewisham Business Awards 2008, winning one category and collecting five more runners-up nominations between them.
We weren't there, but just this opening line from the press release is enough to conjure images of the Oscars during cinema's golden age:
"The winners of the prestigious 2008 Lewisham Business Awards were announced on Thursday, 3 April at a ceremony staged at Blackheath Halls and compered by Tim Campbell, winner of the first series of ‘The Apprentice’ TV show."
Best company of the year and the overall winner was the Royal Gurkha Restaurant, Downham, but elsewhere, local businesses did us proud.
Envirowork scooped gold in the Best Social Enterprise category and was shortlisted in the best company category, with the judges commenting:
Crossways Academy pupil Fatmata Tarawali was also shortlisted for the Best Young Entrepreneur award.
Congratulations to all of the finalists.