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Love Hertford Awards Presented

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Winners of this year's Love Hertford Awaards were revealed at an awards ceremony at St.Andrew's Church on Thursday (23rd May).


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. 

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:

Fashion 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 

Hertford Theatre won the Community and Voluntary category

Food and Drink Retailers Winner - G.Pickett’s Butchers
Finalists - The Co-op Store (Bengeo) & The Sugar Smith 

Professional Services 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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