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E-BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Marcomedia 

This category is for businesses which have harnessed digital technology in their business, and helped to raise the company profile, profitability or efficiency.

Finalists:

  • Promo2u
  • IC Training Centre
  • PureJewels by Bhanji Gokaldas

Winner: IC Training Centre


BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Newham College

This category is only open to either a business owner or employee who has demonstrated leadership and motivational ability in running and developing their business. You must be nominated by someone else for this category. You cannot nominate yourself.

Finalists:

  • Anna Fiorentini – Anna Fiorentini Performing Arts School
  • Philip Osei-Hwere – Eagle London Agency
  • Desi Marinova – Good Hotel London

Winner: Desi Marinova – Good Hotel London


CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Sponsored by: Westfield Stratford City

The Corporate Social Responsibility award is aimed at commercial businesses which demonstrate how they integrate the success and smooth running of their business with a strong sense of responsibility and consideration for their role as a corporate citizen.

Finalists:

  • Mick’s Furniture Discounts
  • This is Projekt
  • Office S&M

Winner: Mick’s Furniture Discounts


BUSINESS GROWTH

Sponsored by: MFD

This category is open to businesses which are able to demonstrate business growth within the market place over the last 18 months.

Finalists:

  • Community Sport Academies
  • Peloton Agency
  • Urgent Services

Winner: Urgent Services


BEST INNOVATION IN BUSINESS

Sponsored by: IC Training Centre

This category is for businesses which have been innovative in their business, and helped to raise the company profile, profitability or efficiency.

Finalists:

  • ACT Training Services
  • PureJewels by Bhanji Gokaldas
  • Aardra Systems

Winner: PureJewels by Bhanji Gokaldas


GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Tate & Lyle Sugars

This category is for businesses which have used environment-friendly management practices to improve working conditions, and/or relationships with customers, suppliers and/or that their green products or services have had a positive impact on their business.

Finalists:

  • Together! 2012 CIC
  • Holiday Inn Express London – ExCeL
  • Aardra Systems

Winner: Aardra Systems


CIVIC & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Sponsored by: Stratford Original

This category is open to businesses, voluntary and community organisations that have made a contribution to the local community over the last 12 months. Entrants will be measured on their social impact – not on their financial support to organizations.

Finalists:

  • The Patel Muslim Burial Trust
  • Caritas Anchor House
  • Enabled Living Healthcare

Winner: Caritas Anchor House


SOLE/MICRO TRADER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: London City Airport

This category is open to a small business with 5 employees or less. You could be working from home, hot-desking, running an online business, a sole trader, market trader, or running a small shop. The main criterion is that your business is thriving.

Finalists:

  • St John’s Laboratory
  • Glow
  • Guitar Tuition East London

Winner: Glow


CUSTOMER SERVICE

Sponsored by: Gallions Reach Shopping Park

This category recognises the business that pays attention to the needs of customers and strives for excellence in customer satisfaction and service. 

Finalists:

  • Alan Patient & Co
  • Mick’s Furniture Discounts
  • Perfect Waxing

Winner: Mick’s Furniture Discounts


COVID RESPONSE & RESILIENCE

Sponsored by: Jokers Entertainment

An award recognising the best response from a business in Newham during the Covid pandemic. This could be a business which innovated, pivoted and / or adapted to improve business performance or even save a business. It could also a be business who made provided significant support during the pandemic to the community, public services and the people of Newham and East London.

Finalists:

  • St John’s Laboratory
  • Urgent Services
  • London Network for Pest Solutions

Winner: London Network for Pest Solutions


YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Newham London Borough Council

This category is open to a young business owner or employee (under the age of 30) who has demonstrated vision and creativity. You will need to demonstrate that your contribution to the business has had a direct impact on its success.

Finalists:

  • Ahmed Meza – Race Sim
  • James Jaconelli – Urgent Services
  • Darryl Powis – Guitar Tuition East London

Winner: Darryl Powis – Guitar Tuition East London


POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

Sponsored by: University of East London

This category is is open to small and medium sized businesses, i.e. up to 250 employees, who value the mental health and wellbeing of their staff and are working towards a workplace that puts the mental health and wellbeing of their staff at the heart of their business.

Finalists:

  • IC Training Centre
  • Enabled Living Healthcare
  • Health Psychology Management Organisation Services (HP-MOS)

Winner: Enabled Living Healthcare


STAFF TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Sponsored by: MSG

This category is aimed at companies which have excellent training, education and/or development practices.

Finalists:

  • Guitar Tuition East London
  • Community Sport Academies
  • IC Training Centre

Winner: Community Sport Academies

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: McDonald’s

This category will be awarded by the judging panel and is only open to the winners of each of the other categories. Each winner will be automatically considered. You cannot nominate yourself.

Winner: Enabled Living Healthcare