Some of the key faces in Docklands regeneration were present as an east London business group marked its 30th year of prizegiving.
East London Chamber of Commerce and Docklands Business Club held its annual awards at Tower Hotel in St Katharine Docks on Thursday evening.
It saw original members of the London Docklands Development Corporation come together, including Sir Christophe Benson the group’s first chairman. Peter Turlik who set up Docklands Business Club was also in attendance.
Sunny Crouch, former marketing director at the LDDC, gave a presentation on the incredible pace of regeneration in and around Canary Wharf.
Included in the audience, meanwhile, was DBC's first ever member Reg Beer, owner of the Frontispiece Gallery in Canary Wharf.
Barking Enterprise Centre, HSBC, London City Airport and University of East London sponsored prizes, while The Wharf gave its business person of the year accolade to Birchcroft Gas, Heating and Electical's Linda Curtis.
Another big winner was Dagenham firm Stoneglow Candles, which won business growth and business of the year prizes.
Meanwhile, nearly £900 was raised for Limehouse based Royal Foundation of St Katharine.
Full list of awards
OMG Driving School
New Business of the Year
Access Financial Services
Fleur Upminster (Not present for the awards)
Mara Facilities Services
The Problem Solving Company
Service Excellence and Customer Focus
Click Hearing- (Not present for the awards)
Business Person of the Year
Linda Curtis, Birchcroft
Glen Standage, Walter Newbury Partners
Jay Necati, Crafty Arts
Business of the Year