The Mayfair & St James's Community Awards are back!


The annual event, hosted by the Mayfair Times, celebrates the people and businesses that make this area unique.

10 awards are up for grabs. Winners are nominated by you.

The Community Awards celebrate the sense of community in Mayfair and St James's.

They recognise the people and businesses who help create and maintain the spirit and ethos of the area.

Mayfair and St James's are two of the world’s most elegant and exclusive enclaves.

They are renowned for their luxury, heritage and village-like atmosphere, as well as the diverse mix of people who live and work here.

Winners will be invited to the glamorous awards event at the grand ballroom at JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London in January.

Champagne, sponsored by The Arts Club, will be flowing and there will be a special presenter.



Last year the event was compèred by Galvin at Windows general manager and First Dates star Fred Sirieix at Claridge’s.

Grosvenor and Fortnum & Mason are headline sponsors of the 2020 awards.

Winners are being nominated by you and chosen by a judging panel.


Please nominate your favourites in any of these categories:

Only in Mayfair

Independent or long-time retailer in the area, or a business that engages with the local community

Only in St James’s

Independent or long-time retailer in the area, or a business that engages with the local community

Putting Something Back

An organisation or person that has benefited the local community through their actions

At Your Service

A company or person that puts service for the local community at the heart of its operation

Lifetime Achievement

An individual who has made a big difference to the area

Commercial Newcomer

A commercial occupier, new to the area, which has enhanced the area’s appeal

Hospitality Hero

A respected ambassador for a club, restaurant or hotel

Unsung Hero

Could be a receptionist, PA, gardener or anyone that does the hard yards without being noticed

Long Service

Someone who has served the local community for many years and has enhanced the lives of others

Bright Young Thing (35 and under)

A young person who has made a significant contribution to the local community.


Keith Bailey, Grosvenor’s Mayfair director, said: “What makes a place great is the sense of community its people foster and in Mayfair, there are many outstanding personalities with many inspiring stories.

“The awards are a great opportunity to highlight the people who make Mayfair really special.”


Zia Zareem-Slade, customer experience director at Fortnum & Mason, said: “As a family-owned business, we’ve been the ultimate corner shop for our neighbours in Mayfair and St James’s for more than three centuries, a relationship of mutual support that continues to this day.

“It’s therefore with great pride and excitement that we are sponsoring the Community Awards of Mayfair & St James’s for the second year running, an event that brings our flourishing neighbourhoods together for a good cause.”

John Russo, CEO of Maddox Gallery, sponsoring the Unsung Hero category, said: “Having opened our first gallery three years ago on Maddox Street, right in the heart of Mayfair, we have firmly established our roots in the area and we are delighted to be supporting our local community.”

Oliver Smith, head of St James’s at The Crown Estate, which is sponsoring the Commercial Newcomer award, said: “We recognise the important role that new talent plays in maintaining the vibrancy and diversity of Mayfair and St James’s.

“We’re delighted to be sponsoring this award and to celebrate the many new businesses which have made their mark in the district this year.”

Nominate your favourite people and businesses here now.


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