Our mission is two-fold: we take the stress out of finding great, local independent businesses (we assess them so you don’t have too*). Whilst we spread the word from the businesses that local people love - we keep you up to date on what’s on in and around Watford and events taking place throughout the year.
thebestof Watford is a unique gathering point for the community and great local businesses, we are a hub for thebestof everything local where you can find the best businesses as recommended by real local people, get access to the best offers from those businesses, keep up to date with what's happening in the area, find out what local charities, clubs, associations are up to and you can have a say on the things that matter.
After years of working in the corporate world, Abby Dennis ditched her day job in 2011 and set up a business helping other local independent businesses grow by providing outsourced marketing and business support.
It then dawned on her that the world of marketing and advertising was changing constantly, how do local people find great independent businesses and how is a business meant to keep up with it all? So, with a passion for her hometown and the dedication to see it grow and prosper for the benefit of the businesses and people within it - Abby became the franchisee for thebestof Watford.
With her endless energy, professional expertise, wide network of local people and followers, a variety of marketing tools and streams that ‘thebestof’ provides, Abby and her team work hard to make it easier for customers to find and connect with great local businesses. For businesses, the best of Watford help them to get found, be noticed, and help them harness the power of modern day marketing tools (for an affordable fixed monthly fee).
At thebestof we want to share with local people why they should buy from your business, not just advertise you, so we only work with up to three businesses with a category - showcasing the best businesses!
thebestof is a national multi-award winning franchise that started life back in 2005, and has coverage in over 150 areas across the UK, showcasing and supporting over 30,000 Businesses and are ‘proud to be local' as every area is run and owned independently by a local business champion.
thebestof has received an unprecedented amount of recognition over the last few years with our most recent accolades being Creme De La Creme Business Awards and Best Business Awards.