Chance to celebrate best local businesess
Banburyshire residents are being urged to nominate their favourite places, spaces and businesses for a special award.
Award-winning blog Muddy Stilettos is launching the first official Muddy Stilettos Awards to celebrate fantastic businesses in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Now in its second year and with a regular monthly readership of more than 10,000 local women, Muddy Stilettos is an urban guide to the countryside, highlighting exciting things to do and wonderful places to visit across these two counties.
Written by national journalist Hero Brown (Independent, Observer, Red, Marie Claire, Elle), Muddy Stilettos is recognised for its independence. If it’s not brilliant, it doesn’t make it on to the page. Broughton Castle and Bloxham Deli have both been reviewed on the site.
The Muddy Stilettos Awards are looking to reward creativity and great service across 20 different categories including Best Women’s Fashion Boutique, Boutique Hotel, Independent Florist, Destination Pub, Restaurant, Deli, Cafe and Gift Shop. Hero said: “I already know lots of fabulous places across the region and have written about many of them, but I’m sure there are more places out there that I am yet to discover.
“I’m asking for help from local people to nominate their favourite local businesses and really give them the recognition they deserve.
“We’ve already had more than 6,500 nominations. There is a real sense of excitement and enthusiasm starting to grow.
“We are all aware that smaller local businesses are facing difficult trading times. These free awards offer a great opportunity for businesses to get their name out there and for customers to show their appreciation for great customer service and businesses that offer something a bit special.”
Nominations will close on Friday, March 29. Winners will receive a Muddy Stilettos Awards rosette, a trophy and a dedicated write up.
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