It's here! This year's 'Loved and Local' business awards!
22nd January 2014
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Local, independent businesses are vital to Croydon. They are the life blood of our High Street and Croydon itself. They provide the variety, choice, personal service and, most importantly, employment so are vital to keep Croydon vibrant.

That’s the mantra of local businesswoman, Maud Todd. Labelled as a local champion, Maud, owner of thebestof Croydon 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 Maud said;

“We are lucky enough to have some amazing independent businesses in Croydon 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 Croydon's economy.

If enough people vote for our great businesses we may even gain national recognition, putting Croydon 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 The results will be displayed every day on the ( 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 Croydon will be raising the profile of great local businesses through Twitter [@maud_vocal #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 Croydon or participating businesses please contact Maud Todd on 020 8938 3282 or at

About the Author

Maud T

Member since: 10th July 2012

Hi - me and my gang champion and promote the best businesses in the Croydon and Bromley Boroughs. If you are a local business owner, then we'd love to help you grow your profile, profits and get more business.

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