Local businesses shortlisted for Lewisham Business Awards 2010

The finalists for the Lewisham Business Awards 2010 have been announced. Local heroes Babur, the Broca, the Ladywell Tavern, Geddes Salon (twice) and the Shop on the Hill are among those shortlisted.

Best pub is a welcome new category this year but in a borough where (perhaps with the happy exception of Brockley) pubs have continued to struggle in the last year, it's a shame only three pubs are shortlisted - and if Jam Circus entered then they were robbed.

Here's the full list. The winners are announced on March 11th, when a £5,000 prize will be awarded to the overall winner.

Best employee
Abbey Total Care Group – Parkview Nursing Home
Barbur 1988 Ltd
Chris Ball & Son Roofing Ltd
The Broca Coffee Shop

Best new company
Choice Homecare Ltd
Energie Fitness Club
Flavour Magazine
Geddes Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
O'Reilly Studio

Best pub
All Inn One
Ladywell Tavern
The Dolphin

Community involvement
Chris Carey’s Collections
Deptford Reach
Eco Computer Systems
London Youth Support Team
Sydenham Community Radio Ltd

Enterprise achiever
Deco 22
Katrina Browne London
Make Believe Arts
Prosperity World
Simon Oliver

Environmental award
Café Crema
Chris Carey's Collections
Moving Venue
The Colour House
The Shop on The Hill

Growth business of the year
Masons Catering
Supreme Animal Foods Ltd
Twin Training
Wauton Samuel

The young Lewisham apprentice
Chris Samugana, Bonus Pastor Catholic College
Evelyn Clark, Addey and Stanhope School
Iyefatu Bangura, Catford High School
Jessica Izunwa-Fashetan, Catford High School
Mark Agyeman-Anane, Bonus Pastor Catholic College