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Business Awards 2024

The Business Awards are a yearly opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contribution that local businesses make to the borough.

Shine a light on a business

Take a moment to recognise your favourite businesses by nominating them for the Business Awards 2024.


About the Business Awards

This year our Business Awards will recognise organisations who are working hard to boost local economic growth and provide opportunities that benefit their local communities and the wider borough. 

Nominate your favourite businesses and show your appreciation for all their excellent work.

Being an award winner can help amplify these businesses. For example, winners and finalists will be able to use the Business Award logo in promotional material and display their award certificate in-store. As well as this, the Council will promote award winners through our existing channels, such as this website, social media, Lewisham Life and local media.


  1. Best visitor attraction
  2. Best green business 
  3. Best online business
  4. Best community contribution 
  5. Best new business
  6. Best in creative sector
  7. Best high street business 
  8. Best café
  9. Best restaurant
  10. Best bar, pub or night time economy business
  11. Best hair and beauty
  12. Best independent food retailer
  13. Best independent business
  14. Best market


The awards are open to all businesses based in the London borough of Lewisham. Nominations can come from the business themselves, and or can be made on behalf of the business by customers, suppliers, or partners.

Nominate a business for an award category

Nominations close on Monday 15 July 2024, 12 noon.

Shortlisted businesses will be notified by early September. The shortlisting panel will be made up of local stakeholders and business development specialists.

Key dates

  • nominations open: 27 May
  • deadline to apply: 15 July, 12 noon
  • shortlisting panel: August 2024
  • shortlisted businesses contacted: September 2024 
  • public vote open: 2 September
  • public vote closes: 7 October
  • awards ceremony: 19 November

Awards ceremony

This in-person celebration will be held on Tuesday 19 November 2024, at Catford’s Broadway Theatre, following the successful 2023 ceremony. It will have an inspired programme and running order with vibrant entertainment and networking opportunities. Details on the awards ceremony and how to register for the event will be available later this year.

Business support

Businesses are can access Lewisham business support and sign up to the regular business newsletter.

Please send further enquiries including sponsorship opportunities to business@lewisham.gov.uk.

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