Scunthorpe small businesses recognised at awards ceremony after more than 2,000 votes cast in poll

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 1 Dec 2017

Businesses from the Scunthorpe area have been recognised as part of the Small Business Saturday celebrations.

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.

The competition attracted around 650 nominations in total, with more than 2,000 votes cast in the final poll for the shortlisted businesses.

Read more: Shoppers urged to support their local firms for Small Business Saturday

To see a picture gallery of winners from the awards, click on the video slideshow at the top of this page.

The winning businesses, and those highly commended, were as follows:

Champion Small Business : Winner – Cece’s Cakes; Highly Commended - D Speight Cycles, Empire Taekwondo, Gill’s Vintage Tea Room, I Learn Education, Premier Novelty Vehicles.

Cece's Cakes was crowned the winner in the Champion Small Business category at Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin's Small Business Awards

Customer Service : Winner – Cakes by Andrea; Highly Commended - Cleatham Hall, Decadence Beauty Boutique, Regal Leaf, Shaun’s Fish & Chips, Sparkles.

Best Market Stall : Winner – Tutti-Fruitiers; Highly Commended – The Meat Master, W A Betts Jewellers, Anna Belle Designs, The Market Café, Bales Pet Stall.

Mr Dakin said: "This year’s competition was even bigger and better than last year, with 76 different businesses nominated and around 650 nominations submitted altogether. In our final polls for the shortlisted businesses, 2,052 votes were cast.

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"I found it really inspiring to see the people of Scunthorpe engaging so enthusiastically and I hope that all our small business owners felt inspired too.

"Small businesses do so much for our local community here in Scunthorpe and are the backbone of the wider economy. Here's to another great year of celebrating them!"

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