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Well done to lots of local businesses which have been winning awards lately. Entering awards is a great way to raise your profile so, while it can take a bit of time putting together a submission, it’s worth it when your name is called.

Mendip Business Awards

We had four local businesses win in the Mendip Business Awards as well as a number featuring in the finalists’ lists. A big round of applause goes to:

Small Business of the Year
Indulgence Beauty Training Academy (based in Trudoxhill)

New Business of the Year
Living DNA

International Business of the Year
Living DNA

Customer Service Excellence

Community Enterprise of the Year
Edventure Frome

These are the Frome businesses that made it onto the finalist lists:

  • J Cayford Family Butchers in Family Business of the Year
  • Frometech for New Business of the Year
  • Dennis Maps for International Business of the Year

Find the full list of winners here. 

Muddy Stilettos Awards

Meanwhile Frome showed itself a town of real style in the Muddy Stilettos Somerset Awards. These awards celebrate and support the most ‘unique, interesting, brilliant lifestyle businesses’. So let’s sprinkle some glitter over:

Best Café
The River House

Best Destination Pub
The Artisan

Best Family Attraction
The Frome Independent

Best Farmshop/Deli
Whiterow Farm at Beckington

Best Jewellery Store
Annette Gabbedey

And again a very pleasing number of Frome businesses made it into the finals (with many taking second and third place). They included:

  • Black Swan Arts for Best Art Gallery
  • Melanie Giles for Best Beauty Salon and Best Hair Salon
  • Hunting Raven for Best Bookshop
  • The Talbot Mells for Best Destination Pub
  • Jo Beale for Best Fitness Instructor
  • Bramble and Wild for Best Florist
  • Mary Kilvert for Best Gift Shop
  • Assembly for Best Men’s Store
  • Sam’s Kitchen for Best Restaurant
  • Merlin Theatre for Best Theatre
  • Deadly is the Female for Best Women’s Store
  • Focus Pilates for Best Yoga/Pilates Studio

You can see all the awards and how well Frome businesses did in the votes here.

Inspired? Well Somerset Business Awards is now open and looking for submissions. And check out our blog on how to write award submissions here.