Tell us who you love in Telford.
13th January 2014
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Local, independent businesses are vital to Telford. They are the life blood of our neighborhoods, providing the variety, choice, personal service and, most importantly, employment so are vital to keep Telford vibrant. 

That’s the mantra of Mark Luckman, Managing Director of The Best of Telford. As a local business champion, Mark is committed to making life better for everyone in the community by supporting great local businesses and charities alike. Dedicated to the launch of the Local & Loved campaign 2014, Mark said;  

“We are lucky enough to have some amazing independent businesses in Telford and it’s about time we raised their profile! The Local & Loved Business Awards 2014 isn’t another opportunity for industry heads to pat themselves on the back. These awards are voted for by you, the consumer as we believe your opinion counts most”  

“This is an opportunity for everybody to show their appreciation for all the hard work that local businesses, and the people behind them, do to maintain local pride and help grow the local economy. Although The Local & Loved Business Awards is a national campaign, it aims are to raise the profile and awareness of great local businesses and prove that community spirit and engagement can make a real positive impact on Telford’s economy.  

If enough people vote for our great businesses we may even gain national recognition, putting Telford firmly on the map.”  

Launched on 01st February and running until midnight on Valentine’s Day, locals can vote for any local businesses they love by visiting 

The results will be displayed every day on the ‘love-o-meter’ until 13th February, with the winners being announced on 17th. Voters will also be put into a daily prize draw where they can win £100 to spend with a local thebestof business.  

During the next few weeks, Mark and his team will be raising the profile of great local businesses through Twitter  and Facebook as well as via the website and around town.  

There’s nothing like quirky photos and videos to really show the human side of a business. We were inundated with some amazing pictures last year. I’m looking forward to sharing this year with everyone”  

For more information about the Local & Loved Business Awards 2014 campaign or to set up an interview with Mark please contact him on 01952 884876 or at

About the Author

Mark Luckman

Member since: 10th July 2012

I champion the best businesses in Telford and Wrekin, businesses recommended by you. If you run a local business or know a really great local business that you think deserves to be known by more local...

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