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Did you make it? Find out here - 135 brilliant businesses in 27 categories

It has been a massive task of bean counting to work out the finalists in this year’s Muddy Stilettos Awards but we have our shortlist: 135 brilliant businesses in 27 categories.

I’ve literally spent the last week counting the votes in the Muddy Leicestershire 2017 Awards!  It’s been an EPIC task but an exciting one. I was honestly overwhelmed by the love and support you guys gave.

A big thank you to those of you who voted already – and for the many businesses involved, I’m delighted for the businesses who got through and if you didn’t make it through, then I hope 2018 is your year.

Anyway, check out all the finalists below and make sure you go and visit them – after you’ve voted, of course!

DRUMROLL please…

Keya x

Best Art Gallery

Antidote Art, Lutterworth
Cank Street Gallery, Leicester
New Walk Gallery, Leicester
Ferrers Gallery, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Best Bar

Bar 33 Cank Street, Leicester
The Case, Leicester
Manhattan 34, Leicester
The Vine Ashby, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Toast Inn, Leicester

Best Beauty Salon

The Beauty Room, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
The Retreat, Oadby
Stones Hair and Beauty, Quorn
Browns, Loughborough
Naomi’s Nail and Beauty, Market Harborough

Best Bookshop

The Bookshop Kibworth
Quinns, Market Harborough
Maynard and Bradley, Leicester
Black Cat, Leicester
Tin Drum Books, Leicester

Best Boutique Stay

Horse Shoe Cottage Farm, Cropston
Abbots Oak Country House, Loughborough
Manor House Quorn
The Old Hall, Lutterworth
Breedon Hall, Breedon on the Hill

Best Cafe

Wistow Cafe, Kibworth Harcourt, Leicester
A Perfect Blend, Loughborough
Thrussington Village Cafe, Thrussington
Cafe Nevill, Market Harborough
200 Degrees, Leicester

Best Children’s Business

Isabel’s Bowtique
The Growing Tree, Market Harborough
Katie Ella, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
A Little Bit Milo, Market Harborough
Country Mouse, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Best Day Spa

Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray
Ragdale Hall, Melton Mowbray
Sketchley Grange Hotel, Hinckley
Champneys Springs, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Bannatyne Spa, Leicester

Best Complementary Therapy Centre

Eastgate Health, Leicester
Absolute Health Clinic, Leicester
Hope Holistic Therapy, Ashby de la Zouch
Archway House, Market Harborough
Healing Works Reiki, Leicester

Best Farmshop/Deli

Farndon Fields Farm Shop, Market Harborough
Oakley Grange Deli, Hathern
Just So Italian, Market Harborough
Roots Farm Shop, Leicester
Delice Fine Foods, Loughborough

Best Destination Pub

The Old Bulls Head, Loughborough
The Windmill, Wymeswold
The White Swan, Lutterworth
The Oat Hill, Market Harborough
Kings Arms, Melton Mowbray

Best Family Attraction

Visit Conkers, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Lollipops, Leicester
Manor Farm, Loughborough
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Stonehurst Farm, Mountsorrel

Best Fitness Instructor

Kelin Law, Leicester
Jayne Nisbet, Loughborough
Natalie Rew, Lutterworth
Bridie D’arcy,  Loughborough
Craig Murray, Leicester

Best Florist

Jessica Mary Flowers, Market Harborough
Budding Floral Designs, Anstey
Julia’s Flowers, Market Harborough
Tippets Florist, Oadby
The Fancy Flower Shop, Quorn

Best Gift Shop

Florence and Bow, Quorn
Lily Loves Shopping, Market Harborough
The Little House of Hygge, Market Harborough
Ginger Kate, Market Harborough

Best Hair Salon

Flappers and Gentlemen, Leicester
Toxic Cherry, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Donovan Goode, Blaby
Aqua Hairdressing, Quorn
Malcolm Murphy, Leicester

Best Interiors Store

Pomponette, Leicester
Bagel and Griff, Market Harborough
Mia Fleur, Leicester
Orchard Home & Gifts, Oadby
Curran Interior Design, Leicester

Best Jewellery Store

Curious Magpie,
Grace and Co, Ashby de la Zouch
Eve and Fox, Leicester
Thorpe & Brown, Burbage
Barry Bott, Blaby

Best Men’s Store

Josiah’s, Market Harborough
Christopher Scotney, Leicester
A Farley Menswear, Oadby
Christian Shoes, Market Harborough
Mr Robinson’s Menswear, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Best Restaurant

Gino’s Pear Tree, Loughborough
34 Windsor St, Hinckley
Brown’s Lane, Loughborough
Ascough’s Bistro, Market Harborough
Boboli, Leicester

Best Theatre

Curve, Leicester
Little Theatre, Leicester
Kilworth House Theatre,  North Kilworth
Century Theatre, Coalville
Concordia Theatre, Hinckley

Best Women’s Store

Doyles, Market Harborough
Kiki & Fleur, Leicester
Jacks For Women, Market Harborough
Cicily Style, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Leone Designers, Leicester

Best Yoga/Pilates Studio

The Body Works, Leicester
Equilesse Pilates, Leicester
Shanti Spirit, Hinckley
Lutterworth Pilates, Lutterworth
Serenity Studios, Wigston

Best Photographer

Sarah Brittain Edwards
Steve Dot Photography
Steve Green, Treasured Momentz
Josie Parr
Jake Hilder

Best Glamping

The Dandelion Hideaway, Osbaston, Leicestershire
Eye Kettle By Lakes, Melton Mowbray
Rural Relaxing, Market Harborough
Village Farm Getaway, Hungarton
Vale House Belvoir, Belvoir

Best Local Producer (Food and Drink)

The Bottle Kicking Cider Company, Hallaton
Whetstone Pastures Farm, Whetsone, Leicester
Nenette Chocolates, South Kilworth
Two Spirits Birds, Market Harborough
Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Co, Upton

Best Wine Merchant

La Zouch Cellars, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Phillip Pruden, Melton Mowbray
23 Wine and Whiskey, Leicester
Duncan Murray Wines, Market Harborough
George Hill, Loughborough

If your name is listed above, congratulations! What to do next?

  1. Please let me know ASAP if any of your names are spelt incorrectly or if any of the locations are incorrect – winners get certificates and window stickers and I would hate to mess it up.
  2. We enter round 2 of the awards from midday on Weds 7 – 14 June. The winner is decide on public voting so voters can choose their favourites from the five finalists in each category and you will be able to watch the votes tot up live on the website – that’s the exciting bit! You’ve only got a week at this point to make it through, so you’ll need to keep up the good work through social media, etc. I have emailed you some marketing tools and tips but if you haven’t heard from me please email me at
  3.  Once we hit midday on 14 June, you’ll be able to see who has won – we will also email the winners directly.
  4. Then, it’s party time (yay!).Winners’ drinks will take place as follows:
The Old Stables, 174 Main St, Swithland, Leicester LE12 8TJ

Date: Thur 22 June
Time: 10am – 12 midday
Where: 174 Main St, Swithland, Leicester LE12 8TJ
What you’ll get: Certificate, window stickers, the chance to have your photograph taken.

So now it’s over to you and your votes – spread the word and the love!

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