Awards

Category Details 

Best Food and Drink Venue Award 
Sponsored by Drury Tea and Coffee 

Rewarding local food and drink establishments which primarily offer an in-person service and who are passionate about providing the best possible customer experience. This category includes hotels, restaurants, pubs, and cafés. Nominees must explain how they have gained support from their customers with good quality food and drink, great or convenient service, or a great customer experience. The winner will be chosen by public vote, from the nominees shortlisted by the judges.   

Best New Business Award (not more than 2 years old)  
Sponsored by Berkeley Homes 

This is a new category to identify new businesses established not more that 2 years ago, as at 15 July 2022. Nominees must show how they have taken an idea and turned it into a new business which has gained traction and support from their customers (and investors, if relevant), by providing a quality product or service and/or good value for money, and/or a great customer experience. They can also show how they are helping their sector move confidently past the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Digital Award 
Sponsored by DG Cities Limited 
 
This is a new category to recognise businesses who are making best use of digital technologies to improve processes, raise awareness, increase sales, reach new markets, better serve their customers and/or add competitive advantage.  

Greener Greenwich Award 
Sponsored by IKEA 

This celebrates organisations that can prove great consideration for the environment and the climate emergency. Examples of your work could include the use of green / clean technology to create goods and services in the borough. Applicants should be able to show how successful greener working is having a positive impact on the local environment for example, plastic reduction or protection of scarce resources. 

Health and Wellbeing Award 
Sponsored by GLL - Better 

For organisations that best look after the health and wellbeing of their employees, their clients, and/or the local community. For reference on looking after employees, the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard, or the London Healthy Workplace Award are good guides.)  

High Street Retailer Award 
Sponsored by Hindwoods 

We want to celebrate the independent retailers, operating in our town centres, high streets and neighbourhood shopping parades helping them to continue to be important community hubs for our residents, visitors and businesses. We want to hear how you gain and maintain support from your customers, including by providing a quality product or service, good value for money, and a great customer experience. You should also show how they are helping the high street, town centres and shopping parades to thrive. The winner will be chosen by public vote, from amongst the nominees shortlisted by the judges.  

Made in Greenwich Award 
Sponsored by Grant Saw Solicitors    

Royal Greenwich is proud to have one of the largest concentrations of artist and makers. This category celebrates all things made in Greenwich, particularly the creative talent bringing new products and services to market, continuing Greenwich's proud tradition as a place where things are created and produced. Examples of eligible businesses include artists and sculptors, illustrators, jewellery-makers, designer-makers, etc.  
 
Market or Mobile Trader Award 
Sponsored by London City Airport    
 
This is a new category for 2022, as we are keen to recognise the rich and growing mix of Market and Mobile Traders operating across the borough. Whether you are licensed to trade by Royal Greenwich (including Beresford Square Market), or a private operator in one of the following markets: Greenwich Market, Royal Arsenal Farmers' Market, Greenwich Vintage Market, Eltham Producers' Market, or Kidbrooke Market, nominees must explain how they have gained support from their customers, including by providing a quality product or service, and/or good value for money, and/or a great customer experience. The winner will be chosen by public vote, from the nominees shortlisted by the judges.  

Technology Innovation Award 
Sponsored by Alcatel Submarine Networks  (ASN) 

Businesses across all sectors need to innovate to stay competitive, survive and thrive. Judges will be looking to see how businesses are using technological advances, innovative approaches in their design of products, systems or processes to bring superior goods or service to their customers.  
 
Tourism and Culture Award  
Sponsored by Peabody 

As a royal borough steeped in history, this category will highlight Royal Greenwich as a great visitor and entertainment destination. Nominees can include new and established organisations, including museums, galleries and event spaces, theatres, music venues, festivals, etc. Applicants should show how their use of creative or cultural skills has improved their business efficiency or profit or has helped sustain the business. 
 
Workforce Development Award 
Sponsored by London South East Colleges (LSEC) 

Open to all businesses, regardless of size or sector, who can show that they care about their workforce. Applicants should be able to show their commitment to supporting staff within their own organisations to progress and develop through training, CPD (Continuing Professional Development) or the use of apprenticeships.  
 

Young Award (under 30) 
Sponsored by University of Greenwich  
 
Royal Greenwich has a young and diverse population, and we are known for supporting entrepreneurial talent. This category is open to any young person under the age of 30, as at 15 July 2022, who has developed a business idea and brought this to market. It is also open to anyone who wants to recognise a young entrepreneur, within their organisations, that has made a significant contribution to developing new ideas, projects or services.