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New business awards to reward firms that bind the community together

Southwark’s prestigious new business awards will recognise the firms “at the heart” of what is one of London’s biggest and most vibrant communities. The Southwark Business Excellence Awards in association with Lewisham Southwark College, is open for entries from all 18,000 businesses in a borough that stretches east from Southbank to London Bridge and Surrey Docks, and south to Bermondsey, Peckham, Camberwell and Dulwich. Welcoming the new programme, Stuart Berkoff, Chief Financial Officer of launch sponsor, Sellar, said they were a measure of how far Southwark has come since the company bought the site of The Shard 20 years ago. He said: “Once overlooked and ignored, Southwark has become one of the capital’s great places to live, work and play.” Speakers on the launch night included Southwark Chamber Chairman Richard Kalmar, the Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Charlie Smith, Barry Langfield, Vice-Principal of Lewisham Southwark College, and Stuart Berkoff, Chief Financial Officer of launch sponsor, Sellar. Urging firms to enter, Councillor Johnson Situ, Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member for Business Culture and Regeneration, said the awards will also …

Thalia Droussioti wins Stevie Award for Women in Business

Thalia Droussioti, a longstanding resident of Dulwich who is also the founder and CEO of international media company Global Listings, is named the winner of the hotly contested Stevie® Award in the CEO category for Women in Business for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa. Following thousands of submissions from more than 60 countries, the Stevie Award winners were unveiled in a glittering ceremony in Manhattan on Friday night and the event was also broadcast via Livestream. Thalia Droussioti said: “I am genuinely delighted and truly honoured to be a recipient of the world’s premier business award! It has been a hugely exciting journey to reach this moment – and for my achievements as both a female CEO and entrepreneur to be recognised by such a distinguished panel of international experts is incredibly flattering. I’ve also loved meeting the other nominated top female executives from around the world, each of whom has their own success story to tell.” Michael Gallagher, President of the Stevie Awards, said: “The judges were …

102 Interiors Ltd of London Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Renovating and Design Professionals in the UK and Around the World. 102 Interiors Ltd of East Dulwich has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The 4 year old Kitchen Design & Build Company was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, renovating and design industry professionals. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ Houzz profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz. Kate Imam from 102 Interiors said “We are truly delighted that the Houzz community voted for us, customer service in the …

Local Entrepreneur becomes a finalist of FSB London Business Awards 2015

Curious Kat’s Adventure Club, Penge based Travel and Events Company has been selected as a finalist of the FSB London Business Awards in the category: Best New Business; and its owner, Kat Wczesniak, a Polish female Entrepreneur became a finalist in the category: Entrepreneur of the year. The FSB Business awards represent the highest accolade of achievement for small businesses in London, and highlight the winners’ determination, hard work, and enterprise in business. They have been awarded annually to the best businesses in London, and are deemed by the FSB to be a testament to entrepreneurial excellence. Last year there were 950 entries, out of which 46 best Businesses have been selected. Curious Kat’s Adventure Club (www.katsadventures.com, www.facebook.com/CuriousKatsAdventureClub) is a travel and events company. The core of their business is hosted travel. Their unique approach is to focus on creating and nurturing a community, and this is what differentiates them from their competitors. Rather than simply just selling trips to members, they aim to create and organise unforgettable experiences, which also lead to long-lasting friendship, and happiness. Another unique feature …

Local Creation Station Leader nominated in National Children’s Awards Scheme

The nominees for the prestigious What’s On 4 2015 Junior Awards in association with Konfidence and Drayton Manor have just been announced – and Tracy Skelton from The Creation Station in East Dulwich is amongst them! This exciting awards programme, which is once again supported by babyworld.co.uk is now in its ninth year and celebrates the best activities, classes, people and places throughout the country as nominated and voted for by the experts – parents, carers and parents-to-be. The Creation Station, which runs weekly classes in SE22 and SE15 is a nominee in the Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the Under 5’s South category, which means they have received at least FOUR nominations and will now go through to the national voting stage! This year, the awards are bigger than ever, covering 22 different categories ranging from Best Pre/ Post Natal Activity to Best After School Club. For the 3rd year in a row the awards are taking place across the globe – in Australia, Ireland and the UK – and there has once again …