Published: Monday, 23rd October 2017

The judging line up for the Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards 2018 will be announced at the Meet the Judges event.

Meet the Judges will also offer businesses the chance to network and speak to representatives from South East Enterprise, East London Business Place, South East London Chamber of Commerce and the Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency - all of which offer local and regional business support.

About the event

Networking and free refreshments will be available at the event, which will be held on Wednesday 1 November 2017 from 6pm to 7.30pm at:

Woolwich Town Hall,
Wellington Street,
Woolwich SE18 6HQ

It's free to nominate your business for any of the 10 Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards 2018 categories which include Innovation, Sustainability, Start-Up and Independent Retailer. Nominations close on 17 November.

Please let us know if you're planning to come along by emailing

Awards ceremony

Lord Alan Sugar's former right hand man and Countdown presenter Nick Hewer will host the glittering awards ceremony on Friday 19 January at the InterContinental London - The O2.

Discounted tickets are on sale for £35 per person thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, who have funded the whole awards ceremony. £5 from the sale of each ticket will be divided equally between the Mayor's charities which are The Garrison Church of St George and Wide Horizons. This donation also buys you a raffle ticket which will be drawn by the Mayor at the awards ceremony.

Ticket holders will enjoy a champagne reception, sponsored by J.B. Riney, followed by lunch and the ceremony which will include entertainment by The Millennium Performing Arts College.

All of the awards have been sponsored by and will be presented by businesses who operate in and around the borough. The Council is particularly grateful to the headline sponsor, housing-led regeneration company Lovell.

'I'd encourage anyone who is planning to nominate themselves to come along'

Councillor Denise Hyland, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: "The Meet the Judges event will give businesses a valuable opportunity to speak to our judges who have been chosen for their expertise across a range of fields. I'd encourage anyone who is planning to nominate themselves for a Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards category and wants advice on boosting their business to come along.

"We want the Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards to showcase the very best that the Borough has to offer so make sure that you get your entries in before nominations close on 17 November."