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Congratulations to the 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards Winners!

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What happens next?

The awards are here to celebrate all that is local in Leicestershire. All those indie businesses in all their quirky, unmissable, glorious erm, glory – from food producers to destination pubs, fabulous theatres to fashion boutiques

This year will see the first ever awards in Leicestershire but they’ve been going for five years over in Bucks and Oxon and this year they’re running simultaneously across 18 counties. So grab those ear defenders because there’s going to be some serious buzz.

Anyone could nominate a business and entry was free as a bean.  Here’s how it works:

Nominations opened at from midday, Weds May 3 and are open until Wed May 24 2017. During this time there will be a special online voting form on the website so you can place your vote during this first round.  If you’re a business who’d like to get involved ask a friend (or better still, all of your customers!) to nominate you and you’re away.

Voting is now closed. Thanks for nominating so many amazing, dedicated and hard-working businesses across the country.

We will be counting up the nominations we’ve received and will produce a top 5 for each category based on the quantity of votes received in the first round.

Round 2 runs from 7-14 June when voting will appear LIVE on the blog – yup that’s right – on the blog!

We invite all readers to go into a refreshed voting page and cast your vote for your Muddy Awards Leics 2017 winner of each category.

Many of the 26 Muddy Awards 2017 categories are niche, deliberately included to help the cool, small indie businesses who don’t get a look in during bigger, more traditional awards, so *please-please-beg-weep-please* take time to scroll through them and vote in as many categories as you can. It could make all the difference to a brilliant local business.

Please see below for the full list of categories.


Best… Art Gallery; Bar; Beauty Salon; Bookshop; Boutique Hotel; Café; Children’s Store; Complementary Therapy Centre; Day Spa; Deli/Farm Shop; Destination Pub; Family Attraction; Fitness Instructor; Florist; Local Food Producer; Gift Shop; Hair Salon; Interiors; Jewellery Store; Mens’ Store; Photographer; Camping/Glamping: Restaurant; Theatre; Wine Shop; Women’s Store; Yoga/Pilates Studio

Muddy Stilettos, what’s that then?

Muddy Stilettos is the most influential lifestyle blog in the South of England. Started in 2012 by ex Independent and Red journalist Hero Brown to cover events and businesses in Bucks & Oxon, the blog has since expanded into a further 16 counties – Berkshire, Cambs, Cornwall, Devon, Glos, Hampshire, Herts, Kent, Leics, Northants, Norfolk, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire and Wiltshire.


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2 comments on “THE MUDDY AWARDS LEICS, 2017”

  • Phil May 20, 2017

    Go on girl

  • Pippa Ganderton June 16, 2017

    I understood that voting was to close at midday today. I sent my email address at ca. 10:40 this morning in order to be able to vote for Roots as best Farm Cafe/Deli. I gave my email but didn’t receive an email and from 11:00 this website already advised voting was closed. I thought it was midday.


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