Who won at the 2014 local and loved awards?
20th February 2014
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The results are in for our annual local and loved competition and we’d like to say a humungous WELL DONE to all our bestof bolton businesses.

Overall, we had 19 first place winners, 12 second place winners and 9 third place winners, making a grand total of 40 businesses in the top 3 most loved in the UK. Not forgetting a further 4 businesses in fourth place and 1 in fifth place.

If that wasn’t enough, 4 of those businesses were in top 10 businesses in the UK. No other bestof in the country can match this.

Here’s a roll call of all our amazing winners

Taking top spot

The Kerala Ayurveda Centre were first in the alternative health section.

Budget Blinds were the most loved blinds company.

Barrons of Beef were the most loved butcher.

Cake Delight retained their crown as most loved cake supplier.

Perfect Finish are now the most loved car repairer.

Cineworld Bolton is the most loved cinema in the UK.

Fidgets came first in the children’s activity section.

Regans were thrilled to become most loved vets.

Purple Property Shop are the most loved estate agents.

THE Chinese Buffet are the most loved Chinese restaurant in the UK for the third year in a row.

Mecca Bingo came top in the venues and events section.

Fancy That are the most loved fancy dress shop.

Bolton College became most loved education provider.

Helio Fitness are the most loved health and fitness club.

Framearound won first place in the picture framers second.

Bolton FM are proud to be most loved radio station in the country.

Good People are incredibly, the most loved recruitment agency for the fourth year in a row.

Curley’s had nearly 1,000 reviews to become most loved fish and chip restaurant.

Vend-a-Spend are first in the specialist shops category.


In second place

Wilds Accountants were voted the second most loved accountant in the UK.

Café Eden were second in the catering category.

Whales and Snails were second in the children’s activity section.

Alliance Learning narrowly missed out on winning the training and development section.

Aults Menswear were the second most loved formal hire shop.

Bromleys are the second most loved funeral directors.

Chamberlain Doors are the second most loved garage door specialist.

Bromak came second in their category of health and safety training.

Sykes Chemist achieved second place in the healthcare services section.

Rapid are the second most loved taxi company.

Kip McGrath were pleased to become second most loved tuition company.

Bolton Therapy Centre are the second most loved physiotherapy company in the country.

In third place

Phase Two were third most loved bedroom company.

Crompton Way Motors were in third place in the car dealer category.

Amity Conveyancing were the third most loved conveyancing company.

Nevada Roller Rink came third in the days out category.

Occasion Flowers were third most loved florist in the country.

Go Bolton came third in their section of PR and Marketing.

Wanna Pizza Me are now third most loved Italian restaurant.

Domino’s were third in the takeaway section.

Bolton Ceramics are third in their category of tile suppliers.

Highly Commended

Creative Occasions were fourth in the balloon specialist category.

Premier Stores were fourth in the bedroom category.

Full Circle IT were fourth in the computer services category.

Superstars were the fourth most loved nursery in the UK.

Fireglow were fifth in their section.


In case you’ve forgotten what the local and loved event was, the Local and Loved awards has seen 1000’s of local independent 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 and cast their vote. 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 Bolton have really done their bit.

Once again CONGRATULATIONS to all our businesses and thank you to everyone who left a review, we really do appreciate it.




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