February saw the annual Mayor of Hackney's Business Awards ceremony and celebrations here at BL-NK.
Set up to showcase and honour the extraordinary work of local business community in Hackney, the awards also reward those who contribute most to the life and prosperity of the borough's economy.
Selected by a panel of leading business figures and chaired by Mayor of Hackney Jules Pipe, the 2016 winners are:
Best Hackney Business
Winner: We Are Pop-Up, connecting empty shops with businesses and brands
Best Hackney Entrepreneur
Winner: The Kenton, pub
Hackney Business Charter Award for Best Overall Contribution to the Borough
Winner: Hackney Co-operative Developments, local economic community development agency
Outstanding Hackney 100 Employee
Winner: Dila Tumer, who works for Hackney Today
Best Fairtrade Business
Winner: Liberation Foods, farmer-owned Fairtrade nut company
Best Place to Eat and Drink (people's choice award)
Winner: Curio Cabal, coffee shop
View all the nominees here. Well done to all the fantastic Hackney businesses invovled!