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Enfield’s Winning Businesses Awarded!

Published Thursday, 04 December 2014

Local businesses celebrated their well-deserved awards at the 2014 Enterprise Enfield Business Awards Gala Dinner and Presentation Ceremony last night (Wednesday 3rd December) at the Royal Chace Hotel in Enfield. The annual competition, now in its tenth year, is run by local enterprise agency, Enterprise Enfield, supported by Enfield Council, and aims to recognise and reward the achievements of businesses as well their owners’ determination to succeed in the current challenging economic climate.

Enfield Business Awards

Enterprise Enfield’s Chief Executive, Des Johnson, said, “We had a fantastic response to our awards competition this year, so many strong entries from Enfield businesses, the quality was higher than ever, which made judging very difficult.  All our finalists should be congratulated on their excellent achievements- especially in this tough economic climate!”

Cllr Alan Sitkin, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development said “I would like to congratulate the winners who all demonstrated ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship. The standard of entries this year was higher than ever, making picking the winners a difficult task.

“The successful companies had to demonstrate innovation, a positive internal culture, and an impact on both our economy and our local community. Each accolade was well deserved and hopefully spurs on other businesses to follow suit.

“Economic research reveals that the most dynamic economies are ones that nurture new enterprise. In Enfield we are blessed to find those positive conditions for business. Long may it continue!”

Winners in each of the four categories were awarded with certificates and prize cheques of £1,000 at the event, which was attended by over 100 guests including the Mayor of Enfield, Councillor Ali Bakir.  The winning businesses were selected by four panels of judges (three in each category), which comprised of representatives from Enfield Council, Financing Start Up Enterprise, The RSA Trust, Barclays, Enterprise Enfield, Enfield Business and Retailers Association and Loving Social Media. 

The awards competition was made possible thanks to sponsors which include Enfield Council (Enfield Retailer of the Year), The RSA Trust, (Business of the Year Award), Financing Start Up Enterprise (Start Up Business of the Year) and Let’s Go Business Hub (Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award).

The winners:

Start Up Business of the Year (Sponsored by Financing Start Up Enterprise)
This category recognises and awards the achievements and success of new entrepreneurs running businesses which have been trading less than 2 years.

WINNER: Enfield Community Acupuncture, Stacey Chapman Link
RUNNER UP: Joanna Campos de Pinho, Campino Embroidery Services Link

Business of the Year (Sponsored by The RSA Trust)
This category recognises the excellence of established businesses which have been trading over 2 years. The quality and strength of these entries this year was very high.

WINNER: Halo Dogs, Justin Kumaran Link
RUNNER UP: Elizabeth Lahav and Olivia Wakeford, Streetz Ahead Link

Enfield Retailer of the Year (Sponsored by Enfield Council)
This category recognises the hard work, business acumen, innovation and diversity of independent retailers in the Borough of Enfield.

WINNER: Home Care Preferred, Ken Waterhouse - Link
RUNNER UP: Tanning Station, Elise Mehmet Link

Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Sponsored by Let’s Go Business Hub)
This category was open to young entrepreneurs aged between 18 - 30 years old.

WINNER: Research Through Gaming, Betty Adamou - Link
RUNNER UP: Styliana Vasili, Viva La Vita Link

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