The council has unveiled the winners of this year’s competition at a special awards ceremony with the local business community.
Brent Small Business Awards 2022 winners announced
16 November 2022
There’s no doubt Brent is absolutely brimming with talent. We were so impressed with the standard of entries received in this year’s awards.
"Thank you to everyone who took the time to apply and for all your brilliant work.
“Huge congratulations to all the winners. Despite the challenges small business owners continue to face I’m always inspired by your resilience and ability to go above and beyond for your customers and the local community.
“If you’re out and about shopping over the festive season be sure to visit the winners and show your local high street some love this Christmas!”
Meet the Winners
Best Shop Front - Twist Ice Cream, Burnt Oak
This family run business has thoughtfully designed their shop front to showcase their luxurious store interior to customers strolling down Burnt Oak Broadway. Using a combination of large glass panels and bright colours they have created the ultimate warm welcome.
Best Business Interior - Pinks Nail and Beauty salon
With beautiful shades of pink running throughout the store, Pinks Nail and Beauty salon lives up to their name. You’ll find plush furniture, elegant decor and seasonal fresh flowers - the perfect place for your next beauty treatment.
Best Contribution to the Community – Charteris Community Sports Centre
From free coaching sessions for 11–16-year-olds to subsidised ballet classes for over 50s, Charteris Community Sports Centre aims to make sports accessible to all. Beyond the diverse range of sporting programmes they offer, they also provide spaces for local groups to use and host an annual street party and outdoor cinema events for the local community.
Friendliest Business - Bharat Gangaram
Bharat Gangaram goes beyond their catering service to offer their clients bespoke event management to ensure a quality experience from start to finish. Their glowing testimonials recognise their attention to detail and exceptional customer service, described as ‘out of this world’.
Best Online Presence - My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady found viral success online after showcasing their variety of bright and beautiful sarees across Instagram and TikTok earlier this year. With millions of views across their platforms, their creative use of social media has enabled their store to reach new customers world-wide.
Most Green Business - Rainbow Fabrics Kilburn
Rainbow Fabrics’ focus on sustainability has been at the heart of their business since they were established back in 1994. They are well known in the sewing community for their ethically sourced deadstock fabric. By selling only deadstock fabrics, this family-run business minimises waste by saving materials that would have otherwise been sent to landfill.
Best Business Partnership - Joint winners
Little India Traders Association
Little India Trading Association has cemented their place as a proactive trading association helping to ensure collaboration between local businesses and the wider community. They have worked hard over the past year to support the growth of new SMEs and local community campaigns and provide a forum for local businesses to share ideas and strengthen relationships.
The new venue on Ealing Road has been purposely designed for the local community and local businesses. It is a grassroots venue for Brent talent and local trailblazers. They are committed to supporting independent traders to thrive. In the past year they have welcomed nearly 100 businesses and provided a platform for traders and entrepreneurs to collaborate and showcase themselves.
Best Place to Eat/Drink (Councillor nominated) - The Lounge Cafe
The award-winning Lounge Cafe is well known amongst the community for their wonderful service, welcoming atmosphere and delicious food at affordable prices. Nominated for being ‘a place of solace, warmth and kindness’, make sure you pop into this community cafe for your next meal out.
Best Place to Shop (Councillor nominated) - Nilly flowers
Nilly Flowers is a local florist that brightens up the high street with their gorgeous variety of fresh flowers and creative arrangements. Offering bouquets for all occasions, this business is the go-to florist in Brent with their impressive knowledge and exceptional customer service.
Congratulations to our runners up and highly commended
Best Shop Front
Best Business Interior
Best Contribution to the Community
- Runner up: Daniel Estate Agents
- Runner up: Gyamfua Glow
Best Online Presence
Most Green Business
Best Place to Eat/Drink (councillor-nominated)
- Runner up: Terra Trattoria
Best Place to Shop (councillor-nominated)
- Runner up: Loon Fung, Colindale
Now in its sixth year, this council-run event is a local spin-off to Small Business Saturday, a national campaign taking place on 3 December 2022.