The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016 are nearly here!
Do you have a favourite hair salon or pub that you can’t go a week without visiting? Do you love the county we live in and want to help your local business communities? Then move in a little closer while I tell you more about the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016!
Muddy Stilettos Surrey is following hot on the heels of its Oxon/Bucks sister and is holding its very first Awards in Surrey from 4 May! Designed to support, encourage and celebrate the very best lifestyle businesses in the county, everyone can get involved, including you.
The Awards boast 30 categories, ranging from best art gallery to best cutting edge bar. Public nominations open on 4 May and winners will be announced on 14 June (I’m getting excited!). Then on Thurs 16 June, we’ll celebrate with a winners’ event at Painshill in Cobham. (Now I’m really excited!) You can see the full list of categories below, so if you know any lovely boutique hotels or yoga/pilates studios, you can nominate them and cast your vote as soon as it opens.
The Muddy Stilettos Awards have been running in Bucks/Oxon since 2012 and in Herts since 2014. Muddy Stilettos is all about quality and curation, so to win a Muddy Award is a real achievement, and importantly gives often overlooked lifestyle businesses a much-needed platform from which to grow.
The Awards are FREE to enter and all winners receive a unique Muddy Stilettos Awards window rosette, certificate, exposure on Muddy Stilettos Surrey and assistance in achieving coverage in regional media.
So why do your favourite businesses want to be associated with Muddy Stilettos? Voted the Most Innovative Blog in the UK at the UK Blog Awards 2015, Muddy Stilettos Surrey launched in February 2016 with me, Amber Evans, former Independent and i journalist and local resident as editor. And thanks to you all, we have quickly gained a loyal readership of intelligent, cosmopolitan, fun-loving women (and quite a few blokes who seem to love it too)!
As you know, Muddy is the ‘urban guide to the countryside’, with a strong focus on unearthing the interesting, quirky and unmissable things to do in the area. These awards will support, encourage and celebrate the very best lifestyle businesses in the county.
So! Thanks for being involved with Muddy thus far, and let’s help get your fave businesses in the finals. Good luck.
Best… Art Gallery; Bakery; Bar; Beauty Salon; Book Shop; Boutique Hotel; Café; Casual Dining; Children’s Business; Complementary Therapy Centre; Day Spa; Deli; Destination Pub; Emporium; Family Attraction; Fitness Instructor; Florist; Large Hotel; Local Producer (food); Local Producer (non-food); Gift Shop; Hair Salon; Interiors; Jewellery Store; Independent Wine Shop; Mens’ Boutique; Restaurant; Theatre; Women’s Boutique; Yoga/Pilates Studio.