22nd February 2010
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The Angel Hotel is the Most Loved small business in Market Harborough, according to a massive nationwide search run by TheBestOf to find the best local shops and companies in towns and cities across the UK.

The results of the 2 week campaign reveal that The Angel Hotel based in The High Street, is the most loved after 144 people recommended it. To add to the fantastic support The Angel Hotel also came 48th out of ALL the businesses Nationally and is the most love Hotel Nationally too.

The Angel Hotel is run by Darren Barton the third generation of his family to take up the post. It has become the centre of the local community with many of the local charitable and business groups meeting there. The welcome is always warm the food is superb and the facilities well managed.

Darren says: "It is fantastic to have received so many testimonials and see how much our customers appreciate the great food on offer and the welcoming atmosphere.  All my staff are highly trained, so we can provide that 'personal touch' meeting all our customers' needs.”

The 144 recommendations bestowed on the Hotel included praise for its ‘good service’, ‘friendly atmosphere’ and ‘delicious food’.

“Darren is running a superb business, and should be rightly proud – but to be honest what’s been underscored again and again in this campaign is just how many fantastic local businesses there are in Market Harborough today.  These business owners and their staff are the life-blood of our economy and it’s tremendous that they’ve been shown so much love. We’ve been absolutely blown away by the response from the people of Market Harborough who wrote 100s’ of glowing testimonials in support of local businesses”, says John & Steve Hill  from TheBestOf Market Harborough, a comprehensive directory of Market Harborough’s best local businesses. 

The ‘14 Days of Love’ campaign from TheBestOf generated over 138,000 testimonials from the length and breadth of the country.  More than 30,000 businesses drawn from almost 400 towns and spanning every business type - from hairdressers, tattoo artists, fitness instructors and bridal stores through to bouncy castles accountants, architects, solicitors - even dentists and funeral directors – all received nominations from adoring customers.

Nigel Botterill CEO of TheBestOf commented “Small business owners have kept our economy going over the last 18 months.  They employ millions of people, provide services that we all use and can have a massive impact on our quality of life – whether it’s delivering to customers out of hours, calling on older customers to check they’re ok or simply looking after their customers brilliantly.  In fact in our research one in five people say there is a small local firm they just can’t live without.  We wanted to give people the chance to throw the spotlight on these superb small businesses – and they have!”

The Top 10 most loved small businesses in Market Harborough are:
1. The Angel Hotel
2. Harborough Blinds
3. Nimble Fingerz Mobile Craft Shop
4. Sheeda’s Beauty Clinic
5. Text Wizard Copywriting
6. Duncan Murray Wines
7. Carp Catchers Fishing Tackle
8. Lighter Life Weight Loss
9. The Grooming Room Gents Hairdressers
10. Steve Parks Driving Tuition

A full list of the top 20 most loved businesses in Market Harborough and its most active recommenders or ‘Lovers’ can be seen at  The Top 100 most loved local businesses across the UK are also listed as well as top 5 businesses by category.

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