Best Business in Abingdon - Awards 2017
8th February 2017
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And the winner is...

The bestof Abingdon has announced the winner of the Abingdon Business of the Year 2017 Awards. The Railway Inn received 73 reviews during the campaign, to win the coveted accolade of Business of the Year 2017.  In second place, with 55 reviews, was Utopia Beauty Salon and in third position with 50 reviews, Creations Hair & Beauty Salon.

The Business of the Year Awards is organised by thebestof, a marketing organisation committed to raising the profile of local, independent, recommended businesses serving Abingdon and the surrounding area.


During the campaign, local people were asked to show their support for their favourite business by submitting a review of the service they had received. At a national level over 37,000 verified reviews were left for those businesses who had qualified to take part in the Awards.  The Awards operate at a national and local level with a UK Business of the Year, Category Business of the Year and Town Business of the Year.


At a national level both The Railway Inn and Bella Napoli Italian Restaurant were runners up in the Awards for their categories, beating off competition from businesses across the country.


Helen Irving comments, “We are incredibly proud of all our local businesses who qualified for the Abingdon Business of the Year Awards.  They received some fantastic reviews from local people using their services. On behalf of the businesses I would like to thank every single person who took the time to leave a review. By doing so they publicly acknowledged the contribution that these businesses make to our local economy.” 


“The Railway Inn is a very worthy winner. The number and quality of the reviews they received are a real testament to their ongoing commitment to deliver excellent service and a positive customer experience. Although leading from the start of the campaign, they won a hard fought battle in the last few days!”


“Those businesses who were commended in their category nationally can also be very proud of their achievements. With two category winners our local businesses have certainly placed Abingdon on the map for all the right reasons.”


The final word goes to Pauline Davidson from The Railway Inn, “We are delighted to have won the Abingdon Business of the Year Award 2017, it is an honour to be recognised for the job that we do.  We have loved receiving the reviews and reading what our customers think of us!  It’s been a very motivating and positive experience for everyone associated with the business.”


For more information about the bestof Abingdon Business of the Year Awards 2017 or to set up an interview with Helen Irving or any of the local businesses who have won an Award please call 01865 736646 or email

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I love Abingdon and am passionate about promoting the businesses and events that are centred there. I want everyone to realise how great they are and how we should all be using them!

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