The Local & Loved Awards has seen the best 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 and vote for their favourite local businesses.
Consumers have now shown their love for great local businesses and tens of thousands of reviews added equating to one every 11 seconds as the contest gained momentum and the UK’s favourite business has finally been crowned.
Big Fry Fish & Chips a local ‘chippy’ in Farnborough have claimed the title of the UK’s Most Loved Business in 2014. This accolade is so valuable and it’s not decided by ‘industry experts’, corporate sponsors or an ‘independent judging panel’, it has been awarded this title by the people that use this business regularly. Big Fry Fish and Chips is proof that local business are thriving by providing a service and going the extra mile.
Big Fry’s customers felt compelled to tell the rest of the UK about them and 2524 of them voted and left reviews to ensure they gained the coveted title.
Mark Sullivan, owner of Big fry Fish and Chips said “We're thrilled to have won such a prestigious award - it's fantastic to be recognised as the UK's most loved business. We're a truly "local" business so to win an award that's voted for by local people makes it that much more special. I'd like to say a huge thank you to every single one of our amazing customers who have voted for us, and also a special thank you to our wonderful team here at Big Fry."
Sir Gerald Howarth, local MP for North Camp presented Mark and his team with their certificates on Friday, and said “This prestigious award is a huge vote of confidence in the Big Fry. I congratulate Mark Sullivan and his team and I salute Carly on her continuing campaign to encourage people to support local shops and services."