Back your favourite local places and faces for the Chelsea Awards. Hurry! Nominations close on August 30th.


Impressed by a Chelsea business? Know someone making a positive contribution to the area?



There are seven categories:

Only in Chelsea, Community Hero, Cultural Champion, In Good Taste, Community Collaboration, Master of Craft and Future Forward.

In particular, we’d love to hear about local companies getting ready for the challenges of tomorrow.

Maybe they are leading the way on sustainability?

Perhaps they promote recycling and reuse of plastics – as highlighted by this year’s Chelsea in Bloom.

Or are they busy greening the area?

Nominate them for the Future Forward award now!

Here are some examples of innovation and sustainability right on our doorstep.


Timothy Oulton has crafted an Edwardian coffee table from reclaimed parquetry oak and mahogany.

The wood is more than 100 years old. It was originally used for the floors of Edwardian dancehalls.


Just a bit further down the King’s Road, designer Daniela de Montby uses ecologically friendly – and beautiful – fish skin in her handbags.

The Future Forward Award is being sponsored by local law firm Cripps Pemberton Greenish.

“In today’s highly competitive market, businesses need to innovate to stay ahead,” says Gavin Tyler, managing partner at Cripps Pemberton Greenish.


Chelsea is home to world renowned shops, restaurants, theatre, music and art.


Culture in Chelsea

So we’re looking forward to your nominations for Cultural Champion.

The Awards ceremony in October is at the Saatchi Gallery (main picture), a landmark in the art world and home to international, cross-discipline exhibitions.

Nearby, The Royal Court Theatre produces thought provoking work, while Cadogan Hall’s concerts can’t be beaten.

Similarly, spaces like the National Army Musuem play an important role in informing our history while staying relevant.

So, who will you nominate?



Remember, the deadline is August 30.


For more about the Chelsea Awards, read here.

This article was published in Sloane Square magazine which you can read here.

To find out about the Saatchi Gallery, read here.

For information about Cadogan Hall, read here.