Scunthorpe best small businesses revealed after thousands of votes cast in poll
Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin, pictured with this year's winners of his Small Business Awards (Image: David Haber/scunthorpelive)
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 30 Nov 2018
Businesses from the Scunthorpe area have been recognised ahead of Small Business Saturday.
The national grassroots initiative takes place on the first Saturday in December each year and was launched to encourage people to shop in and support their local businesses.
As part of the campaign, Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin presented his own Small Business Awards in a ceremony at Sovereign House in Scunthorpe last night.
The competition attracted hundreds of nominations in total, with thousands of votes cast in the final poll for the shortlisted businesses.
Mr Dakin said: "This year's competition was even bigger and better than last year. There's a lot of energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurship from local people and you can see that from the range of local people here.
The winners of this year's Scunthorpe Small Business Awards, organised by the town's MP Nic Dakin (Image: David Haber/scunthorpelive)
"It shows the brilliance of local people here in Scunthorpe and I'm very happy to get behind and celebrate them.
"Everyone who has taken part is a winner - there are a lot of great local businesses in our area.
"Here's to another great year of celebrating them."
Small Business Awards winners 2018
Champion Small Business
Winner - Spelman Family Butchers
Nic Dakin with Kieron Spelman of Spelman Family Butchers (Image: David Haber/scunthorpelive)
Highly Commended - Critical Therapy for children and young people, Twin Tigers Martial Arts, LA Candy Cones, St. Paul's Pre-School, Jordan Louis
Best Customer Service
Winner - Valley Carpets
Nic Dakin with Matthew Krebs of Valley Carpets (Image: David Haber/scunthorpelive)
Highly Commended - Slimming World with Amanda, Bebe's Deli, Cafe Indiependent, Woodland Canine Creche, Envy All Day Bar
Best Market Stall
Winner - Bling and Things
Nic Dakin with Tina Loasby of Bling and Things (Image: David Haber/scunthorpelive)
Highly Commended - Anna Belle Designs, Birds Nest Records, Jim Bale Pet Stall, The Meat Master, WA Betts Jewellers