Today sees the launch of thebestof's major - national - campaign to recognise and reward our local businesses, running through to Valentine's Day.
Over the last 18 months local businesses across the UK have kept at it and kept the economy going.
The '14 Days of Love' campaign is to encourage people all over the country to 'share the love' by adding a testimonial or recommendation on thebestof website. You can really help the business in the London Borough of Richmond area by helping to spread the love.
In return we'll running competitions and giveaways throughout the fortnight and rewarding our best local 'lovers' who are giving the most love with their testimonials.
The coverage for our '14 Days of Love' campaign includes national, local and trade press, so the potential exposure for our most loved Business Members is enormous.
If you're not already a Member of thebestof, now is the time to join. If you're a consumer, now is the time to pay recognition to your favourite business in Richmond.
The winners will receive a 'most loved' framed certificate, and be invited to the glamourous 'Best of Ball' on April 23rd.
You can follow the progress of Richmond's local businesses on our Love-o-Meter which shows the Top 20 'Most Loved' businesses in the area, and the Top 5 by category across the country.
Each time you ‘kiss and tell’ you'll be promoting a local business owner who’s not used to being told how good he/she is. By sharing some love in such a simple, but tangible way, people can shed a little light into the dark of winter and make the world just a tiny bit better place.
In addition, we’re recognising Richmond's Greatest Lovers – the people who are giving the most love to support great local businesses!
Of course the obvious benefits as a Business Member is that long after the campaign is over, the testimonials and recognition you have earned will show what a great business your customers think you run - and there's no better advertising than that of a satisfied customer.
Feel the love and spread it around - tell us who you think measure's up in Richmond.
Silas Van Der Bas
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Silas Van Der Bas is a freelance writer and photographer with The Little White Studio.