Find out who is the 'Most Loved' business in Guernsey, as well as the 'Most Loved' in their categories nationally.
January 2015 saw islanders really getting behind thebestof's Local & Loved Awards which seek to find the 'Most Loved' businesses both locally and nationally by asking the public which businesses they love and why. Over 2000 new reviews were posted for local businesses on thebestof Guernsey website during the campaign.
Beetons Fish & Chip Shop were voted 'Most Loved' Business in Guernsey after receiving 249 reviews from happy customers with recommendations including praise for their 'friendly service', 'quality food' and 'excellent value'.
'We are so happy and proud to have won the most loved business in Guernsey this year. It's a testament to the hard work of our team who all strive to deliver the very highest levels of customer service and quality food. It's been a busy few months with the complete refurbishment and rebranding of our shop and we would like to thank our customers for their support. We look forward to continuing to be the best well into the future.' Beetons owners, Andy & Kim Ashplant
Once again, it's been a phenomenal campaign for Guernsey. Nine local businesses have achieved the status of 'Most Loved' in their category in the British Isles, 24 businesses have placed in the top five for their categories nationally and 10 local businesses have placed in the 'Top 100 'Most Loved' businesses in the British Isles - a truly wonderful achievement for such a small island.
Another Bailiwick business which performed exceptionally well, securing 238 reviews and placing first nationally in the category of 'Most Loved Hotels & Accommodation' is Herm Island.
Hospitality Director, Jonathan Watson said, 'Herm Island is thrilled to have been voted Most Loved Hotel and Accommodation in the British Isles, particularly as it is voted directly by the very people who visit the Island and stay in Herm's accommodation. We're very much looking forward to the forthcoming season, and welcoming our guests back to Herm.'
thebestof Guernsey would like to congratulate all businesses who have worked so hard, not just during the campaign, but all year round. Most have regularly encouraged customers and clients to leave honest feedback and quality reviews about the services and products they provide. The accolade of placing in the Local & Loved Awards therefore has real value because the title is awarded by the people that use the businesses.
Top 10 Most Loved Businesses in Guernsey voted by local people and their position in the top 100 of all businesses nationally:
1st - Beetons Fish & Chip Shop 19th
2nd - Herm Island 21st
3rd - The Beauty Box 33rd
4th= The Captains 50th
4th= Bonboniera 50th
6th - Trim Dog Pet Centre 57th
7th - Villa 70th
8th - JR Photography 75th
9th - B Creative 80th
10th - Hill Engineering
Top 5 Most Loved Businesses in Category in British Isles:
1st - Herm White House Hotel - Hotels
1st - The Beauty Box - Beauty Salons
1st - The Captains - Pubs & Bars
1st - Trim Dog Pet Centre - Pet Shops & Pet Supplies
1st - Villa - Italian Restaurants
1st - JR Photography - Photographers
1st - B Creative - Dance Schools / Classes
1st - Stone Tech - Kitchen Worktops
1st - Body & Sole - Lingerie
2nd - Beetons - Fish & Chip Shops
2nd - Bonboniera - Party Specialists
2nd - Karen Dempsey - Dance Schools
2nd - In Any Event - Wedding Services
2nd - Q-Sky - Event Services
3rd - Rainbow Cleaning - Cleaners
3rd - Sarnia Mutual - Finance Services
4th - Hill Engineering - Garages
4th - Aey's Thai Massage - Massage
4th - Christies - Restaurants
4th - Hairy Tail Adventures - Pet Services
4th - Storm Force Fitness - Heath & Fitness
5th - The Learning Company - Coaching & Training
5th - Relocations - Removals
5th - The Berries Bakery - Cakes
Congratulations all businesses that took part and thank you to all the local supporters who took the time out to 'show some love' by providing reviews for great local businesses.
Finally please do continue to support Guernsey's business community and let those which deserve it know that their hard work and excellent standards of service are appreciated. You can post a review or recommend a business on thebestof Guernsey all year round.