The Local & Loved awards has seen the best businesses across the UK go head to head to earn the title of ‘The Most Loved Business in the UK’. For the 14 days leading up to Valentine’s Day consumers have had the chance to review their favourite local businesses reinvigorating and raising the profile of their local community. During the competition tens of thousands of reviews were added equating to one every 11 seconds as the contest reached its crescendo. The locals here in Abingdon have really done their bit.
Helen Irving of thebestof Abingdon said, “It’s been so exciting to see such a huge number of people actively talking about the great local businesses and demonstrating their feelings by voting in the Local & Loved campaign. It just goes to show how much our communities are supporting their local independent businesses, which is great news for our local area.”
Utopia Beauty Salon was voted the best loved business in Abingdon for the second year running, closely followed by Creations Hair and Beauty and Added Ingredients.
Nikki from Utopia Beauty Salon said: “It’s so rewarding and a real honour to see how much our customers value what we do. It is great to see people coming out to support local businesses. We are hoping that this Local & Loved campaign becomes a whole year of love for ourselves and other local businesses too, indeed if this is the case whilst we might be winners, in the long run so will all local businesses in Abingdon”
The top 10 results for the Abingdon awards are as follows:
Two of the top 3 Most Loved Businesses in their categories in the UK come from Abingdon:
Added Ingredients - Delicatessens
Dazbus Minibus Hire – Car Hire
Congratulations to all the winning businesses and lets look forward to even an stiffer competition next year.