Local, independent businesses are vital to Bromley Borough.
They are the life blood of our High Street and the borough itself. They provide the variety, choice, personal service and, most importantly, employment so are vital to keep Bromley Borough vibrant.
That’s the mantra of local businessman, Ivan Reffell. Labelled as a local champion, Ivan, owner of thebestof Bromley Borough is committed to making life better for everyone in the community supporting great local businesses and charities alike.
Dedicated to the launch of the Local & Loved campaign 2014 Ivan said; “We are lucky enough to have some amazing independent businesses in Bromley Borough and it’s about time we raised their profile! The Local & Loved Business Awards 2014 isn’t another opportunity for industry heads to pat themselves on the back. These awards are voted for by you, the consumer, as we believe your opinion counts most”
“This is an opportunity for everybody to show their appreciation for all the hard work that local businesses, and the people behind them, do to maintain local pride and help grow the local economy. Although The Local & Loved Business Awards is a national campaign, it aims are to raise the profile and awareness of great local businesses and prove that community spirit and engagement can make a real positive impact on Bromley Borough's economy.
If enough people vote for our great businesses we may even gain national recognition, putting Bromley Borough firmly on the map.”
Launched on 1st February and running until midnight on Valentine’s Day, locals can vote for any businesses they love by visiting www.thebestof.co.uk/vote. The results will be displayed every day on the (www.thebestof.co.uk/love-o-meter) until 13th February, with the winners being announced on 17th. Voters will also be put into a daily prize draw where they can win £100 to spend with a local thebestof business.
During the next two weeks thebestof Bromley Borough will be raising the profile of great local businesses through Twitter [@bestofbromley #localandloved] and Facebook as well as around town through branded campaign material.
“There’s nothing like quirky photos and videos to really show the human side of a business. We were inundated with some amazing pictures last year. I’m looking forward to sharing this year with everyone”
For more information about the Local & Loved Business Awards 2014 campaign or to set up an interview with thebestof Bromley Borough or participating businesses please contact Ivan Reffell on 07711 839 948 or at firstname.lastname@example.org