On 26th November 2020 the Southwark Business Excellence Awards celebrated the achievements and resilience of the borough’s vibrant business community. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the winners and overall Southwark Business of the Year were announced at a virtual ceremony.

Copeland Park & Bussey Building was thrilled to win the Southwark Culture & Tourism Award.

The judges said, “This company epitomised the spirit of partnership in the realisation of their vision of a multipurpose multicultural hub for Peckham, and in doing so they demonstrated a quite inspirational blend of enthusiasm, compassion and sheer nerve.”

“In supporting countless individual start-ups and by encouraging them to germinate and flourish organically, the management and team succeeded in providing the community with a gritty, edgy venue which typically hums with activity all year and which is ready to burst back to life very soon.”

Congratulations to Mountview, the Academy of Theatre Arts drama school, also in Peckham, who were highly commended in the Culture & Tourism category.

PeaceBallers, which empowers young people through sport and enterprise, was awarded Business of The Year.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted and winning businesses. Find out more about the Southwark Awards here.