Please vote for Newcomer of the Year 2014

Time to vote for the Best Newcomer 2014 - an award which celebrates the best new local high street business of the year.

As is tradition, only businesses in the Brockley, Telegraph Hill and Ladywell areas are counted - which is a mercy, because this is the year when Greater Brockley blew-up, with sour dough pizza restaurants in Honor Oak, controversial bars in Deptford, hipster nirvanas in Lewisham and themed cafes in New Cross. We also saw the welcome return of great pubs including the Montague Arms, the Waverley Arms and The Honor Oak. More on the Greater Brockley explosion in our round-up of the year, coming soon.

Even excluding the wider area, this has been another great year for local start-ups, with twelve new places shortlisted for the vote, serving a wide range of needs and constituencies.

Ladywell's entries on this year's list are new custodians of retiring local heroes, including a new deli, a new butcher, a new art shop and a new park cafe - but each is doing things in their own way and so earns their place on the list.

It's been another big year for local pop-ups, but only permanent new businesses earn a place on the shortlist. Some pop-ups, such as the new furniture shop on Tyrwhitt Road, may morph into permanent residents and earn a place on next year's list.

Here, in alphabetical order, are this year's candidates:

The Brockley Deli
The CCC Club
Cooper's Bakehouse
iMove
KR's Barber Station
The Larder
The LDN Beer Dispensary
Morells
The Proud Sow
10,000 Hands at Ladywell Fields
Safika
Zenubian

Please vote now using the poll on the right hand side. The winner will be announced on December 31st. For a list of the previous winners of this illustrious title, please click here.

20 comments:

New Cross said...

Greater Brockley? Oh, you do make me laugh ...

dissatisfied of ladywell said...

The new LW Fields cafe is overpriced, smug, and inefficient. So not voting for that one! CCC is friendly and likable, but surely doesn't fall in your area as defined?

justice4glen said...

Tell that to Glen

Anonymous said...

The CCC Club is some parent and kids thing in the Telegraph Hill Centre. I think you're confusing it (like I did initially) with the Catford Constitutional Club

Rose Bud said...

CCC Club has 1% of the votes. Not bad considering we are up against Brockley Deli. Can we have our own childcare category please Nick? We'd be top!

josh said...

what about the best of the oldest business in the area!!

dissatisfied of ladywell said...

Ah sorry, yes, you are absolutely right. Did confuse it with the pub! Duh!

On the other point - not just being churlish; it may be part of a charity with a worthy foundation, but it won the bid with promises that it is not fulfilling...

Gill said...

Whopping number of votes this year - how does that contrast with previous years?

Yasmine said...

The Brockley deli is great , good food good atmosphere everything great about it . I go to the deli everyday and my dad owns it . I absolutely live the coffees and cakes . So pls vote Brockley deli

Mark said...

The Proud Sow, has just got 83 votes in 2 minutes????

Molewife said...

I've just found that I can vote more than once - by going to the web version of the site from my mobile. It didn't recognise that I'd voted before. Given the unprecedented number of votes, I call Shenanigans

Alisam Fragrancers ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ‘€ said...

I cannot see where too vote it must be my iphone๐Ÿ˜ž?

Rose Bud said...

You can only see the panel on a normal web browser.

Gill said...

Voting looked a bit weird to me, great swathes of votes in the space of a few minutes.

Shhhh.. said...

Hmm... lol... would have been nice to inform the chosen candidates when posting this.. I guess it was a closed club meeting.. ;)

Brockley Nick said...

Inform them, like posting it on a well-read local website and promoting it repeatedly to a combined social network of over 10,000 local residents you mean? Some closed club...

brockstee said...

Why do I get the feeling there may have been some vote manipulation going on in favour of brockley deli and the proud sow?

daisysteiner22 said...

i think it's more a case of better known businesses and then active social media than anything underhand.

pine nuts said...

good feeling, it's easy to manipulate these polls

Brockley Nick said...

Yes, wotevs. It's a nice reminder of all the good new businesses that have opened over the course of the year. We're all winners really.

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