Well, the 'Local & Loved' National Campaign to find Britain's Best Loved Businesses for 2015 finished on Saturday night with some quite amazing results to make this one of The Bestof's most successful campaigns ever.
The indisputable winner by a margin of 641 votes was 'Best In Bury Foods Ltd' (Bury) winning with a staggering 1468 votes beating 'Fidgets Softplay Centre' in Bolton into 2nd place with a highly respectable 827 votes. These were among the elite winners with loyal customers leaving their reviews over a period of 11 months.
I'd like to give special mention to 'The Blitz Tea Rooms and Jazz Lounge' in Kettering with a brilliant 483 votes achieving 5th place in the country. Especially amazing because most of the votes were collected since Christmas!
This is a 1940s theme Tea Room with a difference and judging by the reviews, serves delicious food in authentic 1940s surroundings to give their customers a quite unique experience. Certainly worth visiting.
A huge congratulations to our Market Harborough area local winners.
Wistow Cafe Bistro in the beautiful Wistow Rural Centre came from behind in the last 2 days of the competition to steal 1st place with 57 votes - all submitted by their loyal customers in just 10 days! Very well done to Jane Clifford and her devoted staff for achieving Best Loved Business Award in the Market Harborough region.
Bronzed Angel Tanning Salon only joined The Bestof Market Harborough in early January but still amassed a very impressive 44 votes to claim 2nd place. Congratulations to Jane Rayner and her amazing team of Conor, Polly and Laura.
Firetree Photography was once again highly praised achieving 16 votes during the campaign and 3rd place with Kyra Williams recognised by her very happy clients for her superb talent for capturing the perfect picture.
And well done to all Market Harborough residents and a big thank you for showing your 'love' for your favourite businesses.
Don't forget, you can continue to support your local businesses anytime by leaving a review on this website.