Awards for Wandsworth’s outstanding female business stars
Published: Monday, April 3, 2023
The winners have been announced of this year’s Wandsworth Enterprising Women’s Awards, spotlighting the borough’s best female-led businesses.
The results were announced at Women’s Enterprise Day on March 29 attended by more than 100 people.
This annual event is a chance for local women in business to network, take part in workshops and hear motivational discussions, talks and interviews. It was organised by the council’s business support team and held at Putney Rowing Club.
The winners of the Wandsworth Enterprising Women’s Award are:
Best week ever! We @ChocolateFilms moved into our new studio https://t.co/VRlN04ObnX and in e same week I won Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 @BusinessWandBC Super grateful to all of our #wandsworth collaborators, friends and clients and of course my partner @MarkSCurrie pic.twitter.com/N9P0Qgp9f0— Rachel Wang (@RachelALWang) March 31, 2023
Entrepreneur of the Year
- Winner - Rachel Wang from Chocolate Films
- Runner up - Ayo Abbas from Abbas Marketing
- Highly commended - Ceylan Boyce from the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs and Poppy Mardall from Poppy’s Funerals
Best Green Business
- Winner - Poppy Mardall from Poppy’s Funerals
- Runner up- Sophie Dunster from Gung-Ho London
- Highly commended - Elizabeth Jones from Natural for Baby
We won Best Green Business at Wandsworth Enterprise Awards! Total @poppysfunerals TEAM EFFORT, this one. Proud of the big & small steps we're taking. Thanks @BusinessWandBC! #greenbusiness #greenfunerals pic.twitter.com/Wh9jkRMriL— Poppy Mardall (@PoppyMardall) March 31, 2023
Made in Wandsworth
- Winner– Sam Ubhi from Sam Ubhi
- Runner up Joyce Akrasi from Akrasi Boutique
- Highly commended - Catherine Marche from Catherine Marche jewellery
Best Social Enterprise
- Winner - Louise Pendry from Bounce Theatre
- Runner up - Kim Perlow from Link Up London
- Highly commended -Felicia Mattis-Rome from Business Launchpad and Lynne Capocciama from Estate Art Ltd
- Winner - Ahana Banerjee from Clearapp
- Runner up - Kemilia-Jean Ogunmuyiwa from Mud Café
- Highly commended - Begum and Bike Ayaskan from Aerseeds
The High Street Hero award (voted by the public)
- Winner - Shahd Mahnavi from Moxies Fish Bar
- Runner up - Kimberly Graham from The Beauty Parlour by Kimberly Graham
Kemi Akinola, deputy council leader, attended the event and congratulated the winners. She said: "It was such a pleasure to meet all these fantastic women and well done to all the deserved winners. The event provided much needed space for business women to network, inspire each other and enjoy a fabulous lunch. I encourage everyone to nominate a deserving local business woman next year.
“We know the challenges faced by women in business and we want to help all of you succeed. Get in touch, tell us what you need and let’s create a strong, prosperous and supportive Wandsworth business community.”
Visit the Wandsworth Enterprise Hub for more information about support for Wandsworth businesses.