Our national campaign to find Britain’s most loved local businesses has discovered that Breeze Electrical Solutions and Chim Chiminey both from the Forest of Dean are the most loved businesses in their respective categories in the whole of the ‘United Kingdom’.
Thousands of local people from the UK put forward their nominations for their favourite local business as part of a national campaign run by local business champions: thebestof.co.uk/forestofdean.
The 14 Days of Love campaign aimed to raise awareness about the continuous plight faced by local businesses and prove that local communities do and can make a difference to a town’s or an area’s economy and pride. Support for independent businesses is essential for the British and local economy.
Other local businesses that featured very highly in their categories on a national basis were:
Martin Firman of thebestofforestofdean said, “It’s really encouraging and heart warming to see such a huge number of people recommending our clients in the 14 Days of Love campaign. It just goes to show how much our communities are supporting their local independent businesses, which is great news especially during difficult economic times. Small businesses are the engine room of our economy and lots of local business owners – and their loyal staff – are deservedly feeling great this morning because their efforts have been recognised and appreciated by so many of their customers.”
The George and Millingbrook Lodge near Lydney was the Most Loved Business in the Forest of Dean Landlord Ian Lilley said: “It is great to see people coming out to support local businesses and we would like to thanks all of our customers who voted for us in the 14 Days of Love campaign, we’re really honoured to be named the most loved business in the Forest of Dean.”
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