Enterprise Awards show that South Kilburn loves business


South Kilburn Studios was the setting for the first-ever Enterprise Awards organised by the South Kilburn Trust and sponsored by Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) and its partner contractor Wates Living Space.Somali Community Group

Brent comedian Mr Cee was the host with the most as the event on Tuesday 28 February celebrated and recognised the achievements of South Kilburn entrepreneurs, businesses and community groups, which include sports coaching companies, designers, music producers and much more.

The South Kilburn Enterprise Awards took place at the end of the first-ever Love Business Month programme of events, run by South Kilburn Trust and with support from BHP and Wates.

Amongst the winners were the Somali Community Group, (established by two BHP residents – pictured) who received the ‘Filling the Gap’ Award. Other award winners included Tony Lazare, Founder of The London Basketball Association for Entrepreneur of the Year, Darren Fontaine, Founder of clothing brand Starsky Clouds for ‘Young Entrepreneur,’ Deborah Besana Founder of DB Designs for ‘Successful Start-Up’ and Elite Sports and Leisure for the ‘Give Back Award.’

Mary Arnold, South Kilburn Trust Trustee, presented Rowann Limond, BHP Interim Managing Director and Martin Crank, BHP Head of Neighbourhood Regeneration and Wellbeing with a bouquet of flowers in recognition of their support for Love Business Month

Rowann said: “Brent Housing Partnership is proud to support South Kilburn Trust and it is fantastic to be a part of such a positive and inspirational event.”

The Trust’s Chief Executive, Mark Allan said: “South Kilburn is full of creative, inspiring and hard-working entrepreneurs and tonight is all about showcasing the great business community we have here in South Kilburn.

“Everyone who is following their dreams is a winner. South Kilburn and the South Kilburn Trust are proud of your achievements, we support you and wish you every success in the future.”

South Kilburn Trust said that the Love Business programme and Enterprise Awards will return next year, after overwhelmingly positive feedback from local residents and partners.