Celebrating Success
23rd February 2016
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The Bury Language School received hundreds of reviews  during the course of the campaign, which ran from the 4th to the 31st of January, to win the coveted accolade of Business of the Year 2016.  In second place, was Jewellery by Tony Strowger and in third position is Geecol Wellness and fourth Gavin Ashley Hairdressing with the same number of votes as Castle Capers.


The Business of the Year Awards 2016 is organised by thebestof, a marketing organisation committed to raising the profile of independent, recommended businesses serving and the surrounding area.


During the campaign people were asked to show their support for their favourite business by submitting a review of their service.  At a national level over 48,000 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 ‘The BLS’  won the Award in their category of 'Education & Tuition'  beating off competition from businesses across the country.


Miriam Watson comments, “We are incredibly proud of all our local businesses who qualified for Bury’s  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 publically acknowledged the contribution that these businesses make to our local economy.” 


“BLS  is a very worthy winner. The number and quality of the reviews they received are a real testament to their ongoing commitment to delivering excellent service and a positive customer experience.


“Those businesses were commended  can also be very proud of their achievements. certainly placed Bury  on the map for all the right reasons.”


The final word goes to Ben Logan, principal of The Bury Language School  “We are delighted to have won Bury St Edmunds’s Business of the Year Awards 2016, it is an honour to be recognised for the job that we do.  We have loved receiving the reviews and reading what our customers actually think of us!  It’s been a very motivating and positive experience for everyone associated with the business.”


For more information about the best of Bury St Edmunds’] Business of the Year Awards 2016 or to set up an interview with Miriam Watson and her Team or any of the local businesses who have won an Award please call  07732669077or email  burystedmunds’thebestof.co.uk



  1. thebestof is a national network, with Bury St Edmunds owned by Miriam Watson for more than 8 years.

 It     it is dedicated to supporting businesses, helping them to grow, survive and prosper. It provides the community with a place to find trusted local businesses, events and offers.






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Miriam W

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hello there, I am the owner of the Best of Bury St Edmunds and my aim is to keep all local people informed about the better businesses in our lovely town and make sure the businesses on this directory...

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