It’s been a very exciting week at H. R. Higgins!

We are delighted to announce that Mr Tony Higgins has received the Long Service Award from the Mayfair Times Community Awards 2021.

The Mayfair Times Community Awards are dedicated to the great and good within Mayfair and St James’. The awards, launched in 2015, highlight the contribution of both businesses and residents within this community and the work they do.

If the ongoing pandemic has highlighted anything, it’s that community – now more than ever – is hugely important. Both residents and businesses have had a hand in making Mayfair and St James’s the vibrant places we know and love. However, their sterling contributions often go under the radar, which is why we launched The Community Awards of Mayfair & St James back in 2015 to highlight those who are going above and beyond the call of duty. This last year, in particular, has seen innovation as well as compassion across the board. But, most importantly, it is the power of unity that has been so heartwarming to see.

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This years panel of esteemed judges were actor and comedian Stephen Fry; model and entrepreneur David Gandy; GQ editor Dylan Jones; chef Angela Hartnett; restaurateur Jeremy King; The Arts Club COO Rémy Lyse; Christie’s honorary chairman David Snowdon (the Earl of Snowdon); Hauser & Wirth CEO Ewan Venters; and Jermyn Street shirtmaker Emma Willis.

Mayfair Times Community Awards Judges

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Mr Tony has been honoured in the Long Service category, which celebrates those who have served the local community for many years.

“I feel very honoured to have been chosen to receive this award, especially when I think of all people who form part of the vibrant wonderful community of Mayfair & St James’s.

The area of Mayfair & St James’s will always hold a special place in my heart. I grew up in this area, because my father began his business in South Molton Street in the dark days of 1942. I spent most of my free time in the business, joining full time in 1953. He encouraged me to explore Mayfair. ‘Take a walk down Bond Street. Explore into Piccadilly and Duke Street St James’s. See quality, expertise and style, unequalled anywhere in the world’. And of course, I did, when I wasn’t roasting coffee and sending the enticing aroma to people as they came out of Bond Street Underground station.

H. R. Higgins (Coffee-man) Ltd is now in Duke Street and how I long to get back to meeting customers. As a community we have survived so much over the years. With the coming of the vaccine and with the faith and enterprise of our community, I am sure we will triumph and build again.

My thanks to you and the panel of judges that have made me this award.”

Congratulations Mr Tony!

To find out more about the Community Awards, and for full details this years well deserved winners visit The Mayfair Times.

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