Calm Yoga wins People's Business Award

The people have spoken – for Calm Yoga

Congratulations to Calm Yoga, winners of the inaugural People’s Business Award for Burton businesses.

Calm Yoga was selected by the judges of the People’s Business Award as overall winner after receiving a wealth of public nominations and being praised by customers.

The People’s Business Award was launched in November in Burton as part of the county council’s Get Vocal About Local campaign in conjunction with us here at Burton Small Business.

winners certificateMore than 200 nominations were reviewed by the judging panel of Elaine Pritchard of Burton Small Business, Chris Plant, Divisional Director of the Burton and District and Chase Chambers of Commerce, Councillor Chris Smith, Deputy Mayor for East Staffordshire and Wayne Mortiboys of Staffordshire Country Council.

The judges noted that Calm Yoga had opened a unique business during the time of the St Peter’s Bridge closure, which had a major impact on commuters and shoppers. Despite this, their business has brought new people into the town. The owners have invested in sympathetic improvements to their historic building – a former brewery wellhouse – and embraced new technology to develop an easy-to-use online booking and loyalty reward system.

Cllr Chris Smith said: “Calm Yoga’s owner’s held classes in community venues before taking the leap of faith to open a permanent yoga studio in the town.

“Some of the nominations said it had brought added customers into Burton who had explored the town, for the first time in many years. They talked about excellent customer service and value and praised the staff for listening to customer requests for classes and workshops and adding them to the timetable. Customers said they felt valued and praised Calm Yoga for helping to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.’’

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The Summerhouse Bakery in Burton’s Market Hall and The Hideaway café in New Street both received a Highly Commended award for their excellent customer service, value for money and support for local charities and good causes. A special commendation for community service was also awarded to Alexander Accountancy for its free workshops and networking opportunities.


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Please spend just a few minutes of time to tell the county council what you thought of the campaign and if you think it has effectively raise the profile of Burton businesses and improved footfall. Go here to fill in an online survey to tell the county council what you think.


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