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VOTE FOR LONDON’S BEST SMALL BUSINESSES

The shortlist for this year’s Dot London Small Business Awards has been announced. From the best place to eat to the young entrepreneur of the year, vote for your favourites across the 12 categories listed below

Entrepreneur and BBC ‘Dragon’ Sarah Willingham has worked with judges including Chloe Macintosh, co-founder of Made.com and Nick Miller, CEO of Meantime Brewery, to narrow down the hundreds of entries to the Dot London Small Business Awards. 

The newly established Awards recognise a range of industries through the 12 categories. The winners of each category will receive a boost of £1,000, one-to-one mentorship on how to improve their online business presence from category sponsors and a free Dot London domain name for a year. There is an additional prize for the winner of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award of a year-long membership to the Federation of Small Businesses.

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Sarah Willingham has led a team of judges of make the shortlist

With the shortlist confirmed, the public can visit awards.london to decide which London-based small businesses should be crowned winners. Voting opens at 5pm on 17 November and closes at 5pm on 8 January 2016. The winners will be announced on 21 January 2016.

See the full shortlist below before you make your vote:

Best Place to Eat:

Khamsa, Brixton
Jackdaw, Hackney
Gourmet Goat, South Bank
Kricket, Brixton
Laffa street food
Bobo Social, Charlotte Street

Best Place to Drink:

Yellow Warbler, Stoke Newington
Crate Brewery, Hackney
Vagabond, Holloway
Stags Head, Hoxton
Little Nan’s Bar, Peckham
Luna Lounge, Leytonstone

Best Independent Lifestyle Retailer:

Sporting Feet, Putney
We Built this City, Carnaby Street
Gormley & Gamble, Saville Row
Drink Shop and Do, King’s Cross
Crafty Arts, Romford
Nadia Minkoff London, Barnet

Best Independent Grocer Retailer:

Cannon & Cannon, London Bridge
Craved, Spitalfields
Ms. Cupcake, Brixton
London Deli Co.
Wildes Cheese, Tottenham
Ma Baker, Fulham

Best Health, Beauty and Cosmetics Provider:

Aduna
London Grace
The Fitting Room
Stuart Phillips
Yasmine Creations
Yogarise

Blogger of the Year:

Little Known Film
5 Things to do today
Ms Marmite Lover
Look Up London
30 Dates
South London Blog

Independent Cultural Venue of the Year:

arebyte, Hackney
ArtsDepot, North Finchley
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery , Wandsworth
Matthews Yard, Croydon

St John’s Square, Westminster
The Cockpit, Marylebone

New Business of the Year:

3 Kinds of Ice
Drink Up
Olio
Trurating
Mypie
Wonderush

Young Entrepeneur of the Year:

Gojimo – George Burgess
MBJ – Julian Baladurage
Papi’s Pickles – Abi Ramanan
SOPOST – Jonathan Grubin
SUPA Academy – Bejay Mulenga
Young Founders/Edge Mobile – Kit Logan

Social Enterprise of the Year:

Bikeworks
Birdsong
Old Spike Roastery
House of St. Barnabas
Olio
Papi’s Pickles

Creative Agency of the Year

Ben Tallon Creative
Chaos Design
PB Creative
The London Fashion Agency
Enter the Wilderness
Dreadnought Media

Dot Londoner of the Year:

Yogarise
Birdsong
Mypie.london
Drinkup.london
Iama.london
Ma Baker

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