'I am not in love, but I'm open to persuasion'... so said the great Joan Armatrading.
And so have said many Watford residents about our local businesses, having been persuaded by excellent customer care, quality workmanship, outstanding products and all round top rated service.
Now as a music lover, I couldn't resist inserting a rather cheesy DJ countdown and retro soundtrack as we run through who has topped the charts at the conclusion of our 14 Days of Love Campaign, so for that, I apologise now...
Holding its spot as the 10th Most Loved business in Watofrd, it's FixMyPension.com, taking care of your 'Money Money Money'.
At 9 it's Sea Breeze in Watford with their 'Food, Glorious Food'.
At number 8 we have Stage Two Ltd, stocking everything you need for 'Sound and Vision'.
The One Stop Office is in at number 7, organising your '9 to 5'.
At 6 Space Heating Ltd is dedicated to keeping that 'Eternal Flame' burning.
Riding high at number 5 it's Vicarage Road Conference and Events Centre for whenever you need to 'Come Together'.
At number 4 CLEMENTS of Watford makes sure 'This Old House' is the smartest on the street.
And so it's into the top 3 - and at number three it's Esmeralda J's Exclusive with their 'Needles and Pins' offering bespoke tailoring services.
From stunning wedding gowns to replacing a zip and all points in between, it is Esmeralda J's guarantee that they will never let a customer leave unhappy that makes them stand out from the crowd. Highly professional yet cost effective dressmaking, repairs, alterations and dry cleaning with over 15 years experience it is little wonder they receive such glowing recommendations as these:-
Preeti K said "Jumana's passion shows in her work which reflects by the professionalism, the 'can-do' attitude and her endless creative talent. The neatness and perfect finish to the final product is outstanding. Well done!"
Mrs Eileen M said "They did an amazing job altering 2 white shirts which were far too big. Now they fit perfectly. Esmeralda is now re-lining a jacket. Excellent work. Lucky to have found Esmeralda."
Just short of the top spot at number 2 is Bushey DVD. Just as 'Video Killed the Radio Star,' DVD threatened to render our video collections obsolete. All those precious memories left floundering in the wake of technological advances. Bushey DVD comes to the rescue with their video to DVD service, turning good video's into great DVD's using their technological and editing expertise. Praise is high indeed for the local company who preserve your most treasured memories.
Christine P said "I have just received back my tape and discs and I am delighted with them! Very many thanks to everyone at Bushey DVD for doing such a good job on something so precious to me and my family. I will be recommending you to my friends."
Barry A said "what can one say about Bushey DVD excellent service from start to finish kept up to date with how things were progressing. Finish article was brilliant and the cost could never be beaten for value for money."
And so, in the coveted number 1 spot, top of the charts is Watford Bathrooms and Kitchens. This company has the whole package, bespoke kitchens and bathrooms with a full design, installation and fitting service providing the highest standards of workmanship. But they don't just look for the big jobs, if it's just tiling or flooring you need then you can be assured of the same quality and commitment to excellent customer service. Over thirty years' experience, a stunning showroom, and trade counter, and personal, individual attention all go towards making the customer experience at Watford Bathrooms and Kitchens an enjoyable one.
Gary B said "I love them because of their professionalism and dedication to giving you, the customer, exactly what you want - ensuring that the design that is supplied is the absolute best for you."
Peter S said "I know that Gary and George at Watford Bathrooms and Kitchens look after their customers really well and are 100% committed to being the best in Watford at what they do. That means caring for their customers, helping them to plan their bathrooms and kitchens and to achieve fantastic results from the budget available."
C T said "Ordering by phone was easy and efficient; they arranged delivery and followed through very swiftly. Price was good, delivery was prompt, service was excellent, attitude was positive, helpful and patient. Definitely recommend them."
So there you go, Watford's very own Top Ten...what's that? Oh, Watford Bathrooms and Kitchen's didn't get a song? I would have thought that was obvious – they are 'Simply the Best'!!