This week, the council unveiled the winners of this year’s competition at a special awards ceremony with the local business community.
Cllr Shama Tatler, Lead Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning at Brent Council said:
“This was one of our most hotly contested competitions ever with over 100 nominations from businesses across the borough. We were blown away by the entries and the innovation, adaptability and resilience business have shown during the most challenging of years.
“Thank you all for taking the time and effort to apply and for all of your fantastic work.
“Huge congratulations to all the winners!”
Meet the Winners
Best Shop Front - Pinks Nail and Beauty
With a beautiful pink floral display, Pinks Nail and Beauty’s shop front catches the eye of everyone walking down Church Lane in Kingsbury. From manicures to massages, this salon offers a range of beauty treatments in a beautiful pink floral setting.
Best Business Interior - Sweet Eden
Often described as a ‘hidden gem’ by customers, Sweet Eden is a dessert store designed to make you feel like you’re in a tropical getaway. With lush greenery running throughout the store, they’ve created the perfect Instagrammable backdrop for pictures while you enjoy your freshly cooked waffles and crepes!
Best Contribution to the Community – Kiln Theatre
A local cultural institution in the heart of Kilburn, the Kiln Theatre has supported the local communities of Brent through a range of engaging and innovative programmes. Over the past year, they’ve worked to support young asylum seekers and refugees throughout lockdown, provided subsidised tickets for young people and NHS frontline workers, and have delivered creative programmes such as their Young Writers Programme.
Friendliest Business - The Beauty Bar Wembley
The Beauty Bar Wembley has demonstrated fantastic customer service with over 1,500 5-star reviews on Treatwell and have won Treatwell’s Top Rated Award for four years in a row. They go the extra mile to ensure their customers receive exceptional service during their beauty treatments.
Best Online Presence - Makes Miso Hungry
Founded during lockdown in 2020, Makes Miso Hungry sells premium Japanese meal kits to customers nationwide. It has rapidly grown to over 10,000 followers on Instagram and their website ranks top in Google due to their authentic marketing showing the journey of how the meal kits are created and delivered.
Most Green Business - Greenkit
Film lighting rental business, Greenkit has committed to making the world of film and TV production greener. From its use of green vehicles and renewable energy to being an accredited supplier for albert, they’ve shown that sustainability is at the core of their business and beyond.
Best Business Partnership - Neasden Business Association
Neasden Business Association is an independent business association formed in 2019 to represent businesses in Neasden town centre. They’ve been able to grow their network to deliver projects tackling anti-social behaviour, tree planting and high street improvement works.
Best Place to Eat/Drink (Councillor nominated) - Masala Bowl
Masala Bowl is a new restaurant, bar and grill serving classic Indian dishes alongside a unique fusion Pizza menu. With an incredible 4.9-star rating from over 600 Google reviews, visit Masala Bowl on Ealing Road to try out some modern fusion meals.
Best Place to Shop (Councillor nominated) - Olympic Barbers
Olympic Barbers is a barbershop on Harrow Road offering cuts, trims and shaves. Nominated for being a safe welcoming space that serves its local community and beyond, why not go there for your next hair cut?
Congratulations to our runners up and highly commended
Best Shop Front
Best Business Interior
Best Contribution to the Community
Best Online Presence
Most Green Business
Best Business Partnership
- Runner up: Little India Traders Association
Best Place to Eat/Drink (councillor-nominated)
Best Place to Shop (councillor-nominated)
- Runner up: Monks Chemist (0208 902 9665)
- Highly commended: Barham Community Bookshop
Now in its fifth year, The Brent Small Business Saturday Awards celebrate small businesses across the borough that have gone the extra mile in our communities. The awards are a local, council-run addition to Small Business Saturday, a national campaign taking place on 4 December 2021.