Love Hertford Awards Ceremony
The Love Hertford Awards ceremony was held at St Andrew’s Church in Hertford on 23 May, where visitors, residents and local businesses were invited to an event to announce the…
The Love Hertford Awards ceremony was held at St Andrew’s Church in Hertford on 23 May, where visitors, residents and local businesses were invited to an event to announce the winners of the 2019 competition.
The Love Hertford Awards is organised by Hertford Town Council and was introduced last year to celebrate, support and recognise the array of county town businesses, both independent and national retailers.
Visitors and residents voted in their thousands for their favourite Hertford based retailers and businesses.
The free of charge event started at 6pm with welcome drinks, followed by the awards announcements.
A total of 63 businesses entered the awards competition and the finalists and winners were selected by the judging committee, made up of The Mayor of Hertford (2018/2019), Cllr Beryl Wrangles; The Chairman of Development and Leisure, Cllr Jane Sartin; Aaron Gransby and Justine Woods from Axis Magazine; Dan Griffiths from I Love Hertford (Facebook); Emma Wood from Hertfordshire Mercury; Mary Sykes from Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce; Andrew Figgis the Economic Development Officer for East Herts and North Herts District Councils. Judging was based on the quantity and quality of the comments the public had cast.
The following winners and finalists were announced on the night.
Winner – Gingerlillie Boutique
Finalists – The Women’s Society & Kids Connection
Pub or Restaurant
Winner – The Old Barge
Finalists – Salisbury Arms Hotel & Lussmanns
Café or Fast Food
Winner – Mudlarks Garden Café
Finalists – Carley’s Fish Bar & The Secret Garden
Hair and Beauty
Winner – Tom Ashley
Finalists – Hertford Hair & The Classic Barber
Health and Wellbeing
Winner – The Avenue Pharmacy
Finalists – Hertford Physiotherapy & Natural Health
Home and Interiors
Winner – Albany Radio
Finalists – Manic Ceramics & Messages
Community and Voluntary
Winner – Hertford Theatre
Finalists – The Mill House & Courtyard Arts and Community Centre
Food and Drink Retailers
Winner – G.Pickett’s Butchers
Finalists – The Co-op Store (Bengeo) & The Sugar Smith
Winner – Lance James the Jewellers
Finalists – Attwaters Jamerson Hill Solicitors & Post and Packing
Chairman of Hertford Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said: “The Love Hertford Awards have once again recognised some of Hertford’s outstanding local businesses, and it speaks volumes that there were some very difficult choices to make in deciding who took home the awards. As part of the judging panel I was lucky to be able to read through the hundreds of comments made by people voting for their favourite businesses, and it’s clear that people really value and appreciate the high standards of customer service, goods and services provided by businesses in Hertford.”
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