Small Business Saturday Awards returns

An annual borough-wide competition to recognise those businesses in Brent who go the extra mile has returned.

Launched on 12 September, Brent’s Small Business Saturday Awards 2019 seeks to celebrate those people who put in the additional effort to ensure that their business, be it a shop, restaurant, café or other, stands out from the crowd.

Awards will be handed out to the businesses with the best shop front, the best interior and the best cultural event. The Brent business with the best online presence will also be recognised, as will the business which makes the best contribution to the environment and community.

There will also be an award for the friendliest business in Brent and an award to celebrate the best business partnership.

The awards are a local, council-run addition to Small Business Saturday – a national day of celebrating Britain’s High Streets and encouraging people to shop local, which will take place on 7 December 2019.

La Bottega di Anna, winner of Best Shop Front at the 2018 Small Business Saturday Awards


Cllr Shama Tatler, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Property, said:

“Local businesses are the lifeblood of our High Streets which is why we are supporting them through initiatives such as the Brent business board, our business events programme, our Shop Local campaign, and through our team of town centre managers.

“By working with businesses, residents and local community groups, we can make a positive impact, as we have seen with Willesden Green being the only High St in London shortlisted in the Great British High St Awards.

“The Small Business Saturday Awards are a way in which we can further recognise those businesses who, as well as providing local jobs and supporting local economic growth, also make Brent such a brilliant place in which to live, work, shop and visit.

“So I’d say get your nominations in, and I wish all of our businesses the very best of luck in this year’s competition.”

The deadline for entries is Monday 14 October at 8pm.

You can nominate your own business. For more information on the awards and to enter visit