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The Muddy Awards 2018 are LIVE!!

They’re back! Vote for the most unique, quirky and utterly brilliant businesses in Leics and Rutland in our prestigious Awards from 23 April.

Thought April was feeling a bit quiet? Not any more! The Muddy Awards 2018 have just kicked off in and will be launching across a further 17 counties throughout the day.

Between now and 6 May 2018, make a date with destiny (or at least your computer) to nominate your favourite Leicestershire and Rutland businesses in one of our 24 lifestyle categories. The categories this year are:

Art Gallery;
Beauty Salon;
Boutique Stays;
Children’s Business;
Day Spa;
Destination Pub;
Family Attraction;
Fitness Instructor;
Local Food/Drink Producer;
Gift Shop;
Hair Salon;
Interiors Store;
Jewellery Store;
Theatre/Arts Venue;
Wine Merchant;
Women’s Store;
Yoga/Pilates Studio.

The Muddy Stilettos Awards remain resolutely FREE to enter for all – no costly awards dinners to pay for, no finalists fees and free certificates and window rosettes – because we’re passionate about supporting and promoting the plucky, unique and brilliant companies that add so much to our local lives.

The Top 5 businesses in each category will go through to the Finals between 14-18 May, and the Winners will be announced on Mon 21 May, ready for Winners Drinkies on Wed 30 May at Winstanley House (corrrr blimey what a stunning place I hear you say)!!!

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 indie Awards, and spread the word far and wide!

Please vote her:

Keya x

Find more ideas here


11 comments on “The Muddy Awards 2018 are LIVE!!”

  • Melissa Harvey April 4, 2018

    Rebecca Draper Rebalance for best pilates / yoga studio

    • keya April 7, 2018

      Hi Melissa
      Great – the awards officially open on April 23 so please do nominate her! How exciting.

  • Payal Walker April 4, 2018

    I’m gutted there’s no Business award that I could put myself forward for.
    I run a networking group for 3 areas in the Midlands that supports women in business.

    Maybe you could a new category for next year?

    • keya April 7, 2018

      Hi Payal

      All the categories are set via HQ in Oxford and run nationally but I’ll put this forward for the 2019 awards as we always have a feedback meeting.

  • Karen April 5, 2018

    Such a fab idea and a great boost for small hard working businesses who are absolutely passionate about what they do
    What an honour it would be to be nominated for this award

    • keya April 7, 2018

      Hi Karen
      Thanks for the support. You can nominate yourself and any other business too!

  • Nat Essex April 6, 2018

    I would vote for Pomponette in Leicester. Not only is it one of the most interesting and different small interiors stores in Leicester but their friendly and helpful customer service is excellent. The shop is one of the jewels of Leicester Lanes.

  • Will jackson April 8, 2018

    Is there a list of business to vote for or can we nominate any business in the midlands as long as it fits into a catagory

  • Karen tanner April 20, 2018

    We would of loved a glamping category we have worked so hard to set up our beautiful business and it would be absolutely amazing to be nominated for an award maybe we would come under boutique stay 😏

  • Louise April 21, 2018

    Fabulous! Absolutely love this and we’re so dissapointed we missed it last year! We would love to list our business Mon Amie for the florists/gift shop catagories please and for other nominations- Debbie at the Kibworth Book Shop. Jerry Wesley as local photographer. The Lighthouse Kibworth for restaurant, Number 56 Kibworth & The Welland Park Cafe for best Cafe …….. to name but a few!!

  • Maxine Parker April 25, 2018

    Leona knott
    Fir best fitness instructor , she makes her classes so much fun and enjoyable , she recognised your strength & weaknesses and support you fully but not pushy . Her encouragement has made me achieve a three stone weight loss , everyone loves Leona energy, commitment and continued support .


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