Koop + Kraft in Waterlooville wins best local restaurant in business awards

A RESTAURANT, specialising in gourmet burgers and fried chicken, has fought off the competition to win an award which has recognised its efforts in overcoming the last few months of uncertainty.

Sunday, 20th September 2020, 10:08 am
Koop+Kraft in Cowplain, owner George Purnell

Koop + Kraft in Waterlooville was virtually awarded Best Local Restaurant award for the Havant Borough at the 2020 Southern Enterprise Awards, held by SME News.

Owner George Purnell said: ‘We’ve been working really hard over the last few months of lockdown so it’s nice to be recognised for both our efforts and the support of the community.

‘We believe we bring something different to the area so we’re glad people are agreeing with us.’

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Nominations for the award are made anonymously and award wins are based on merit rather than the amount of votes cast and judges must see evidence of extensive expertise and skills, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction and an on-going commitment to excellence and innovation.

Previously, George was named ‘one to watch’ on the Restaurant Marketer & Innovator #30under30 list for 2019.

The 27-year-old was nominated by his colleagues and he was one of only three people to work for independents to make the national list.

SME News is a quarterly business magazine which has been in circulation since 2017.