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Muddy Awards 2019

The Muddy Awards are coming! Find out more about the hottest lifestyle awards in mid and southern England.

They’re coming! The most prestigious lifestyle awards in the UK return from Weds 24 April – Weds 22 May 2019,  focussing on businesses outside London, as chosen by you, our discerning readers!

Now in their 3rd year in Wilts, the Muddy Stilettos Awards celebrate the most exciting, brilliant businesses across 21 ‘Muddy’ counties, offering a helping hand to the local high street and highlighting the outstanding places that our fun-loving readers want to know about.

In 2018 over 15,000 local businesses entered our Awards and we received more than 600,000 votes from our loyal readers.

We’re super-proud that the Muddy Stilettos Awards remain resolutely FREE for all businesses to enter.

But this year we’re also putting our money where our mouth is, with a £1000 CASH PRIZE for one of the winning businesses.

PLUS we’re offering a working wardrobe for men and women:

  • Gatsby menswear in Marlow is the only independent store in the world to host the Richard James bespoke service, and one male Awards’ winner will look the business with a £900 Savile Row fully tailored two-piece suit from Richard James (OTP) worth £900.
  • For one female winner, stunning designer label Winser London, beloved of celebrities like Gillian Anderson, Annie Lennox and Emma Watson, will be on hand to give a £500 helping hand to your workwear.

We’re also introducing a ‘Best Newcomer Award’ for the first time, to spread the word for businesses billing for less than 18 months.

Nominations open on Weds 24 April 2019.



The categories this year are:

We’re super-proud that the Muddy Stilettos Awards remain resolutely FREE for all businesses to enter – no costly awards dinners to pay for, no finalists fees – because we’re passionate about supporting and promoting the brilliant businesses that add so much to our local lives.

We know how much winning a Muddy Award can really help boost small local businesses that often slip through the cracks of other competitions, so please get behind our lovely indies, and spread the word far and wide!

The first round of nominations open on Weds 24 April.

Voting in the finals is from Wed 15 May.

Find more ideas here


6 comments on “Muddy Awards 2019”

  • Cheryl Gibbs May 3, 2019

    I’d like to nominate the Wigginton shop @ cafe near tring run by volunteers a brilliant village asset, we’ve all waited a long time for a shop in Wigginton since our last shop closed a number of years ago. The Wigginton cafe has a lovely relax atmosphere, well behaved dogs are welcome, outside there are picnic tables (well used) and bicycle racks, oh did I mention that this cafe is in Wigginton, yes Wigginton in hertfordshire near tring but up on the hill, the Chilterns also of course near the Ridgeway path so a great place to slightly detour and refuel, so all I can now say is give the shop and cafe in Wigginton a go. Oh there I go again name dropping, have a great summer chez

  • Elisabeth April 24, 2019

    Please may I give a big party shout out to my very own Party On A Plate! Nominations for Best Children’s Business and Best Newcomer would be fabulous.

    Delighted to be part of the Muddy family, thanks for all you do to support local.
    Facebook: @partyonaplate
    Twitter: @partyonaplateUK

  • Elisabeth April 24, 2019

    Please can I give a big party shout out to my very own Party On A Plate! Nominations for Best Children’s Business and Best Newcomer would be fabulous. Delighted to be part of the Muddy family. Thanks for all you do to support local.
    Facebook: @partyonaplate
    Twitter: @partyonaplateUK

  • Hugh April 24, 2019

    It seems a little cheeky nominating ourselves – Culture Coffee – but we’re proud of what we add to the cafe scene in Salisbury. It’s also great to be part Muddy Stilettos focus on local businesses!

  • Nina Chapman April 15, 2019

    Good afternoon,

    How exciting! We will definitely be nominating ourselves for the following categories:

    Boutique Stay
    Day Spa

    With many thanks and kind regards,

    Nina Chapman
    Sales & Marketing Administrator
    Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

  • Sarah Fletcher April 15, 2019

    I would love to nominate my business Nanny Nellies Attic -vintage china and prop hire. A small business that is going from strength to strength, hiring out vintage china to weddings, afternoon tea parties, baby showers, funeral wakes, hen dos and even travelling theatre companies. We always do all the washing up too, with delivery free if local. The lovely brides enjoy using the post boxes and milk churns for their wedding props. I love to help them style the day using all of our props from love seats to rustic table planners. The business is growing and so currently I am reproducing a brand new website that will show off all the beautiful things I have available to hire. I love all things vintage, its become a hobby and way of life for me. So having Nanny Nellies Attic allows me to indulge in that passion wholeheartedly!


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