How Local and Loved helps you find local businesses you can trust
19th February 2014
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When you’re in need of a business or service – perhaps you need your car fixed or your carpets cleaned or you're locked out or your electrics have blown, and you want someone you can trust and you don’t know who to choose – it’s a problem.

That’s where thebestof’s annual national Local and Loved Campaign can help.

We’re very keen to help the businesses we support gather lots of great reviews from their very satisfied customers and we do it because seeing what other people say about a business - how they were treated, what the service was like, whether they’d happily recommend them - makes it so much easier for all of us to find businesses we can trust.

During thebestof’s Local and Loved Campaign, businesses up and down the country encourage their customers to leave reviews for them and at the end of it all there are awards for them to win.

In Barnet we had a runaway winner – BeeXpress Plumbing and Heating but it was a close run thing for second place.

And I'm pleased to declare that Woodside Locksmiths , run by Albert and Frank Rossetti just snatched it – very impressive as they’ve not long been with us. And not only that, their very satisfied customers also saw them voted 5th Most Loved Locksmiths in the UK.

And they did it with reviews like this …

“Albert came to my rescue after I managed to lock myself in. I would 100% recommend as they were fast, efficient and fairly priced. No surprises and full of security tips as well as superb advice about the best places to eat! A real local firm.” Rachel E

In third place came Russell Automotive Centre run by Steve and Jane Russell with reviews like this …

“I want to hug the staff at RAC everytime I get in my Audi S4. After I had a service and new discs and pads my car drives like a dream. Very professional and I must say "Perfect". Thank you.” Paul B

Then in fourth place was inventory specialists No Letting Go run by Mitchell Walters

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the inventory service you carried out for me recently. You were extremely prompt and efficient carrying out your inspection and delivering the inventory within a few days of my request. The document was accurate and thorough and I was delighted with the service you provided. I would have no hesitation in using you again and in fact fully intend to do so. I will also be recommending you to friends, family and business colleagues.” Daniel Lewis

And just behind in fifth was R.P.K. Painting and Decorating Ltd  run by Ronnie Kidd

“Ronnie of RPK gave me sound initial advice re colour scheme and provided an excellent professional service. Reliable, punctual and efficient they cleaned up properly at the end of each day. I would highly recommend RPK. You won't be disappointed. I've booked them for another job very soon.” Vicky C

Huge congratulations to all of them, so next time, when you need a trusted service and don’t know who to call just check what their customers say and why they’d recommend them.

Although the campaign is over for another year, supporting your favourite local businesses carries on.

And it’s easy to do. You can leave a recommendation right here on thebestofbarnetborough website.

We are proud to support businesses in across the borough of Barnet so there’s no shortage of great businesses to support and recommend.

Support local, buy local.

About the Author

Andy Coleman (The Best of Barnet Borough)

Member since: 8th July 2012

I'm Andy Coleman - as owner of the Best of Barnet Borough my mission is simple, to help people find local businesses and services which they can trust. We do this by promoting tried, trusted, recommended...

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