2022's Business Award winners take to the stage

Published: Wednesday, 23rd August 2023

The nominations for the Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards 2023 are now open until Wednesday 20 September – and we want as many businesses as possible to apply!

The sixth edition of the awards aims to celebrate the brilliant variety and character of businesses in Royal Greenwich. The awards are free to enter, and open to anyone who owns or manages a business in Royal Greenwich. 

The awards are run in association with Headline Sponsor LandsecU+I and supported by the South East London Chamber of Commerce. By taking part, businesses will have the chance to win the Overall Prize and £3,000 to spend on your business, courtesy of Willmot Dixon.  

This year’s awards offer 12 categories to choose from, and businesses can enter a maximum of two of the following categories: 

  • Best Food & Drink Venue sponsored by Drury Tea and Coffee  

  • Best New Business sponsored by University of Greenwich  

  • Greener Greenwich sponsored by The O2 

  • Health and Wellbeing sponsored by GLL-Better   

  • High Street Retailer sponsored by Hindwoods  

  • Innovation sponsored by Alcatel Submarine Networks  

  • Made in Greenwich sponsored by Grant Saw  

  • Market or Mobile trader award sponsored by London City Airport  

  • Online Business award sponsored by Digital Greenwich Connect 

  • Professional Service Award sponsored by Berkeley Homes  

  • Tourism and Culture sponsored by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers  

  • Workforce Development sponsored by London South East Colleges   

The shortlist will be announced in October, with nine of the category winners, and the overall winner, chosen by the judging panel. Best Food and Drink, High Street Retailer, Market & Mobile Trader will be selected by public vote, which will open in mid-October. 

More information on the criteria for each category can be found here. 

This year's Judges will be: 

  • Cllr Mariam Lolavar, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Economy, Business and Skills, Royal Borough of Greenwich 

  • Michael Bullion, CEO and Founder, Tribe Urban Entertainment  

  • Rachel Brown, Head of Enterprise and Innovation, University of Greenwich  

  • Cllr Majid Rahman, Economy Champion, Our Greenwich Plan, Royal Borough of Greenwich

  • Tracey Sage, Associate, Emergency Exit Arts  

  • Max Skomorowski, Director, Greenwich Enterprise Board   

All the judges were chosen for their experience and expertise across different fields and for their contributions to the borough.  

Councillor Mariam Lolavar, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Economy, Business and Skills at the Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: “Royal Greenwich is the perfect place to start, grow or relocate your business, with a strong business network, top infrastructure and transport links. We’re so excited to celebrate our thriving community’s successes with the Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards”. 

“If you know a great local business, please encourage them to nominate themselves! This is a chance for local business to be recognised for their contributions to their communities and the local economy, and to celebrate staff and team members as well.” 

Councillor Anthony Okereke, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: “Royal Greenwich is home to over 9,000 businesses, employing over 100,000 people and forming the backbone of our local economy. These awards are all about recognising the amazing work they do.” 

“We hope that the awards will be a great opportunity to not just highlight the best businesses in Royal Greenwich, but to connect businesses and traders to build stronger relationships and encourage others to grow their business in Royal Greenwich in the future.” 

The winners will be revealed at a sparkling ceremony at the InterContinental O2 Hotel on Friday 10 November, with Mayor’s Raffle sponsored by Lovell and Champagne Reception sponsored by GLL-Better. 

Nominations will close on 20 September 2023. 

Get nominating at royalgreenwich.gov.uk/businessawards.