A Croydon health clinic is offering solutions to debilitating conditions, claiming success in areas where traditional medical advice has failed.

Food for Life's managing director, Yvonne Bishop-Weston, is now in line to win three of the eight trophies available at the inaugural South London Business Awards, sponsored by the Croydon Guardian. Yvonne started Foods for Life three years ago and now has clinics in Croydon, Balham and Harley Street. Her husband entered the company for Innovation in Business, Business Person of the Year and the Marketing award.

Yvonne said: "He thought it was about time there was some formal recognition for all the hard work and also felt strongly that a business which promoted health and well being should be represented rather than just retailers.

"I hope it will provide a platform to highlight the service that we provide, reach new audiences that we can't afford to target and encourage other people to consider complimentary health as a career."

Yvonne previously worked as a consultant on TV show, The Food Doctor, and has since made appearances on GMTV, LK Today and Sky. She is a regular writer for magazines, internet sites and national newspapers.

She added: "The conditions we deal with in Croydon are different from the city. At Harley street we see a lot more people suffering from stress, digestive and hormonal issues, in Croydon the emphasis seems to be more on weight loss and fertility work."

The company plans to launch a range of food products based on hemp and has recently developed the world's healthiest chocolate bar.

If you think your company could compete against Foods for Life, then enter today at southlondon businessawards.co.uk.

Eight trophies are up for grabs, including the much-coveted South London Company of the Year, which is sponsored by South London Business - a public and private partnership, which promotes the economic development of south London.

The deadline for the awards is fast approaching, so nominate someone who you think deserves to be recognised for their achievements in business before time runs out.Entry is free and companies are asked to provide brief answers to the questions posed by judges and complete a short entry form.