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


AleForAll said...

I cant believe the Dolphin has been shortlisted as 1 of the best pubs In the borough.

Anonymous said...

I've never been, but everyone I've spoken to in the area seems to love it.

quick brown fox said...

Should that first category be best employer, rather than employee?

The Royal Albert said...

First off, this is Richard, ex-Jam Circus, I'm managing the Royal Albert in New Cross now and Katje, ex-assistant manager of JC is now the manager there.

I considered applying for the awards at JC, but just couldn't find the time to be honest.

I'll be sniffing around BC as ever, still very much living in Brockley, might even post once in a while.

Can I quickly repeat the congratulations to Neil & Lynsey of Exchange Coffee in Lewisham market for doing so well in the UK barista champs. Neil came 3rd after qualifying in 1st, well ahead of anybody else. You couldn't wish for two nicer people to do well and it's just extraordinary we have these guys and the coffee they serve on our doorstep, as well as Browns.

Brockley Nick said...

Congratulations Richard. Is the Royal Albert on twitter yet?

The Royal Albert said...

Yes, just trying to find everyone I used to follow with @jamcircus. We're @theroyalalbert

Anonymous said...

BC drinks at the royal albert? All part of the five year plan to expand Brockleys borders by stealth

The Royal Albert said...

I'm torn - Brockley's borders are perfect as they are, but then I want to say my pub is in Brockley!

More than welcome, encouraged in fact, to hold the drinks here. It's a lovely pub, but bear in mind it's a project at the moment, lots to do!

Brockley Nick said...

Yes, the Albert would be great.

I think we owe JC another BC Drinks first - and we haven't had one at the Orchard. I'm working on a slightly different type of event before I organise another drinks night. More details soon.

Also, we're hoping to pull off another music night as part of the Brockley MAX.

Sam@JamCircus said...

I would like to second Richard and congratulate Neil and Lynsey also.
I think seem as Richard has now gone to RA, I think it can be an honorary brockley pub, just for a bit though. Sweeeeet.


Anonymous said...

Hope It will be as good as when It used to be the Royal Albert,Live music et all.

The Royal Albert said...

Ah, Mr Samuel Luke on BC, good to see! I can now come to a JCBC drinks purely as a person of brockley. A customer if you will. Heady days. Can't decide if i'll whinge about it going downhill or sing it's praises to the sky.

Look forward to BC drinks in the orchard - mere minutes from home.

Anonymous said...

Good job Broca! Top 10 of who do you love!

Tamsin said...

Another competition that the Broca people are entering - this time against each other - is the Cake Competition in the Telegraph Hill Centre on Saturday. Anyone who has strong feelings about which of their cakes they prefer - or just wants the opportunity to taste them (and many others) for £1 - can go along and vote between 1 and 3pm.

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