The entries are in for The Wharf Innovation In Business Awards 2016 and our judges have been busily sifting through them ahead of the formal judging process. We are now in a position to officially announce that we will be making awards in the 11 categories below from this shortlist of entrants.


Sponsor: London City Airport

● L’Orchidee

● Parkour Generations

● The Crystal

● Wardian London

Fantastic news: LycaHealth CEO Dr Manpreet Gulati is delighted his company has been nominated in our New Business category

New Business

Sponsor: University of East London

● Porsche Centre East London

● Sports Bar And Grill

● LycaHealth

LycaHealth CEO Dr Manpreet Gulati said: "This fantastic news and all credit to our amazing team who have worked hard to make this venture happen.

"Special thanks go to our senior managers and also our marketing team."

● Bupa

Flattered: Stuart Burnside of Wapping Hockey Club who has been shortlisted in our Business Person category

Business Person

Sponsor: LycaHealth

● Alex Wolpert

East London Liquor Company

● Ching Tang

Metro Village

● Stuart Burnside

Wapping Hockey Club

Stuart said: " I am deeply flattered to be shortlisted and grateful to my team.

"Good businesses create value for themselves, great businesses also create it for those they work with – it doesn't have to be a zero sum game.

"Innovation and entrepreneurship keep our economy moving - but the end goal doesn't always have to be growing your own personal wealth."

● Ricky Kothari


James Haddrell, left, of Greenwich Theatre is pleased it has been recognised as a business

Small Business

Sponsor: Tune Hotels

● New Body Osteopathy

Zoe Mundell of New Body Osteopathy said: "I am really excited that New Body Osteopathy has been shortlisted.

"My aim was to grow a village-style practice in Canary Wharf where the whole family can be treated and it would be great to get recognition for our growing success."

● The Troxy

● Greenwich Theatre

Greenwich Theatre's artistic and executive director James Haddrell said: "We are delighted to have been shortlisted.

"The arts are often seen as somehow separate to business, but we have been working hard to make sure that Greenwich Theatre is as strong in business terms as it is entertaining and welcoming in theatre terms.

"We are so proud to have had our work acknowledged by these exciting awards."

● Landmark Estates

Regional manager of Landmark Estates Spencer Fortag said: "I am absolutely delighted we have been shortlisted for this award.

"It is lovely to be recognised for the hard work my team and I have put in over the last 12 months."

Medium-to-large Business

Sponsor: Get Set For Growth

● Staycity Apartments

● Creative Virtual

Marketing manager at Creative Virtual Mandy Reed said: "Innovation is at the heart of our company culture and it is an honour to be shortlisted for these awards.

"Creative Virtual is proud to have our HQ in Canary Wharf, employing local people in innovative areas, as we continue to grow globally."

● CCT Venues

CCT Venues CEO Caroline Bull said: "Hearing CCT had been shortlisted was probably the nicest thing that happened all week.

"Last week was so turbulent for the UK and particularly Canary Wharf.

"With so much doom and gloom all around, it was lovely to hear some positive news.

"The process of putting together our entry reminded me of how much positive work we do and what a great distance CCT Venues has travelled.

"I believe London is a fantastic City to work in where good businesses have every opportunity to thrive and grow and I sincerely hope this continues for us and other business in the future."

● Sports Bar And Grill

● Iberica


Sponsor: Porsche Centre East London

● The London Wellness Centre

● Metro Village

● Tom’s Kitchen

● The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club founder Jonathan Arana-Morton said: "Our role as an employer is singularly the most important thing we do – to be recognised for doing it well makes our day. Thank you for the nomination."

Business Partnership

Sponsor: TMP Solicitors

● Wapping Hockey Club

● Parkour Generations

● Knowledge Dock

● Richard House Hospice

Proud: Carrot Cars manager Adam Wiltsher with another accolade the company won in 2015 – the London Transport Award

Customer Service Excellence

Sponsor: HSBC

● One Canada Square Restaurant

● Carrot Cars

Carrot Cars manager Adam Wiltsher said: "We are very proud to have been shortlisted for the award.

"Customer service has always been at the heart of everything that we do so to be recognised in this category is a real honour."

● Boisdale Of Canary Wharf

● City Cruises

Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre has been shortlisted in our Corporate Social Responsibility category

Corporate Social Responsibility

Sponsor: East London Business Place

● London City Airport

● Metro Village

● eConnect Cars

● Docklands Sailing And

Watersports Centre

Docklands Sailing And Watersports Centre manager Judi Sanders said: "I am absolutely delighted that we have been shortlisted.

"This is the first year of these awards and it would an amazing thing to win for the centre."

Business Growth

● Metro 148

● Parkour Generations

● East London Liquor Company

● Victualler

Lifetime Achievement

Sponsor: The O2

● Reg Beer


● Giovanni Gurrieri

Amerigo Vespucci

● Sean Collins

MBNA Thames Clippers

MBNA Thames Clippers Sean Collins said: "I’m honoured to be shortlisted.

"The Docklands and east London have always been so key to MBNA Thames Clippers since the day I founded the company in 1999, which makes this acknowledgement especially important to me.

"As the area has developed so has the company and I feel proud to have played a part in the continued growth and success of east London and equally look forward to the future to continue to develop river transport within this key area of London."

● Rita Beckwith

City Cruises

A huge thank you to everyone who entered this year and good luck in the judging. You can find out more about the awards here , which are held in association with the East London Chamber Of Commerce (incorporating Docklands Business Club) and principal sponsor Canary Wharf Group