Guernsey’s Most Loved Businesses revealed

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The first two weeks of February hosted thebestof Guernsey’s 14 Days of Love promotion. This incredibly successful campaign, now an annual event, seeks out the ‘most loved’ businesses both locally and nationally by inviting islanders to give reviews in support of Guernsey companies.

“Businesses worked hard to gather customer reviews and the public response was overwhelming with over 2200 new testimonials posted on thebestof Guernsey website over the two week period to say why they buy local and to support their favourite local businesses,” said Kate Heywood, managing director of thebestof Guernsey.

“The entrepreneurial spirit is very strong in Guernsey and these awards have done what they are designed to do – shine the light on small local businesses that are passionate about providing a wide choice of products and services to islanders and demonstrate just how much they are valued by their customers.”

Competition was fierce and it was not until the final evening that a clear winner emerged. With votes counted the Most Loved Business in Guernsey 2013 was announced as Avant Garden who received 300 reviews from happy customers with recommendations including praise for their ‘unique, quality products’, ‘diverse range’, exceptional customer service’ and ‘great value’.

“WOW! Fantastic – that is amazing and really positive.  I am so delighted that our customers have taken the time to give us this recognition; it is very touching and a real honour to see how much our customers value what we do,” said Avant Garden owner, Nick Martel when he heard the news.

It’s been an exceptional campaign for Guernsey. As it is run throughout the UK, local businesses also get the opportunity to compete in their category nationally and nine local businesses have achieved the status of ‘Most Loved’ in their sector, including Avant Garden, Body & Sole, Bonboniera, Boulangerie Victor Hugo, Close Finance, Debbie Duport Dancing, Pro Clean Mobile Valeting, Queen’s Road Medical Practice and Vision Networks.  And 25 Guernsey businesses have placed in the top five for their categories nationally.

In addition; four local businesses also placed in the ‘Top 100 Most Loved Businesses in the British Isles.’

All reviews posted from 1 March 2012 up until midnight on 14 February 2013 were added to the website’s Love-O-Meter which displayed who the ‘Most Loved’ businesses are, both locally and nationally:

Top 10 Most Loved Businesses* in Guernsey as voted for by local people:

1.   Avant Garden
2.   Debbie Duport Dancing
3.   Bonboniera
4.   Boulangerie Victor Hugo
5.   Network Insurance
6.   Shades of Grace
7.   Livingroom
8.   Berries Bakery
9.   Body & Sole
10.  Pro Clean Mobile Valeting

*featured on thebestof Guernsey

Guernsey businesses in ‘Top 100 Most Loved Businesses’ in British Isles:

40th – Avant Garden
58th – Debbie Duport Dancing
91st – Bonboniera
96th – Boulangerie Victor Hugo

Top 5 Most Loved Businesses in Category in British Isles:’ in

1st – Avant Garden – Gift Shops
1st – Body & Sole—Lingerie
1st – Bonboniera – Balloon Specialist
1st – Close Finance—Finance Brokers & Loans
1st – Debbie Duport Dancing – Dance Schools & Classes
1st – Pro Clean Mobile Valenting—Valet Services
1st – Queen’s Road Medical Practice—Healthcare Services
1st – Vision Networks – CCTV
2nd – Itchyfeet – Recruitment Agencies
2nd – Livingroom—Estate Agents
2nd – Pete’s Castles—Bouncy Castles & Inflatables
2nd – Q-Sky—Mobile Discos & DJs
3rd – Avril Earl Dance & Theatre Arts—Dance Schools & Classes
3rd – Bonsai Group – Wooden Flooring
3rd – Chique Beauty—Nails & Manicure
3rd – Network Insurance—Insurance Brokers
3rd – Perelle Butchery—Butchers
3rd – Quintessential Relocations—Property Services
3rd – S.W.A.T.S—Drama Schools
4th – Berries Bakery—Cakes
4th – Complete Design—Tailors & Dressmakers
4th – Best Friends – Pet Shops and Supplies
4th – The Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant—Gastro Restaurants
5th – AB Design—Web Design
5th – Sunshine Nursery & Pre-school—Nursery Schools

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