Burton people are urged to vote for their favourite town business

Pictured are Angelica Duncan and Felicity Jones of Chameleon School of Construction with the trophies for the 2018 People’s Business Awards. Image by Alex Cantrill-Jones/ ACJ Media.

We are delighted to be organising the People’s Choice Business Awards for 2018 with support from Staffordshire County Council and sponsorship from Chameleon School of Construction.

Town artist Anna Roebuck, of The Making House, in Bearwood Hill, Winshill, has designed two trophies, which will be presented to the winning businesses on Saturday December 1 at the Small Business Saturday Winter Festival in Burton’s Market Hall and Marketplace.

These are the ONLY business awards in Burton where the general public gets the chance to celebrate independent stores, services and businesses by nominating them for this honour.

You have until October 31st to nominate your favourite business – and if you are a business (of any type) with a DE14 postcode you should be sharing the information with your customers and urging them to nominate you. There is a simple online form to complete at www.bit.ly/PeoplesBusinessAward

Elaine Pritchard of Caittom Publishing, which is one of the three town businesses behind Burton Small Business, said it was a great opportunity to celebrate the variety of successful, independent businesses in the town.

She said: “The People’s Choice Business Awards recognise independent businesses making a difference in the town. It is a great way of letting that local restaurant, florist, solicitor or gym know that they are going above and beyond.”

Peoples Choice Awards 2018 BurtonChameleon School of Construction, which has bases in Swadlincote and Burton, offers a variety of training opportunities to help people looking for a career in construction. The company is the exclusive sponsor of this year’s award scheme.

Angelica Duncan, director of Chameleon School of Construction, said: “It is a great opportunity to be able to support local businesses. At Chameleon School of Construction, we are proud to help local businesses thrive so it seemed fitting to sponsor the awards that go to those local businesses making a difference in our community.”

Staffordshire County Council economic growth leader Mark Winnington said: “Last year we saw the launch of the People’s Business Awards which gave us a great opportunity to champion our small and medium-sized enterprises which are an important part of the local economy and community.

“The response we had last year was fantastic – with people telling us how small companies in Burton offer excellent customer service and also really value the town as a place to do business. The awards showcase the high calibre of businesses we have here.”

Calm Yoga Vanessa Davies People's Business AwardYoga, pilates and meditation studio Calm was the winner of last year’s inaugural awards. This year there will be two winners: one for businesses that deal directly with consumers – such as shops, cafes and hairdressers and one for businesses who support other businesses – such as accountants, graphic designers and PR firms.

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