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The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016


Do you have a favourite hair salon or pub that you can’t go a week without visiting? Do you love the county we live in and want to help your local business communities? Then move in a little closer while I tell you more about the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016!

Muddy Stilettos Somerset is following hot on the heels of its Bucks & Oxon sister and is holding its very first Awards in Somerset from 4 May 2016! Designed to support, encourage and celebrate the very best lifestyle businesses in the county, absolutely everyone can get involved, including you.

The Awards boast 30 categories, ranging from best art gallery to best destination pub. Public nominations opened on 4 May – you can vote hereand winners will be announced on 14 June (I’m excited already!).

Here are the categories: Best… Art Gallery; Bakery; Bar; Beauty Salon; Book Store; Boutique Hotel; Café; Casual Dining; Children’s Shop; Complementary Therapy Centre; Day Spa; Deli; Destination Pub; Emporium; Family Attraction; Fitness Instructor; Florist; Large Hotel; Local Producer (food); Local Producer (non-food); Gift Shop; Hair Salon; Interiors; Jewellery Store; Independent Wine Shop; Men’s Boutique; Restaurant; Theatre; Women’s Boutique; Yoga/Pilates Studio.


The Muddy Stilettos Awards have been running in Bucks & Oxon since 2012 and in Hertfordshire since 2014.  Muddy Stilettos is all about quality and curation, so to win a Muddy Award is a real achievement, and importantly gives often overlooked lifestyle businesses a much-needed platform from which to grow.

The Awards are FREE to enter, it’s super fast and easy for readers to vote and the finals are seen live on the blog with some natty champagne glasses and their moving percentages. All winners receive a unique Muddy Stilettos Awards window rosette, certificate, exposure on Muddy Stilettos Somerset and assistance in achieving coverage in regional media.


Which delicious deli will win?

So why do your favourite businesses want to be associated with Muddy Stilettos? Voted the Most Innovative Blog in the UK at the UK Blog Awards 2015, Muddy Stilettos Somerset launched in February 2016 with me, Sue Tucker, national journalist and local resident as editor. And thanks to you all, we have quickly gained a loyal readership of intelligent, cosmopolitan, fun-loving women (and quite a few blokes who seem to love it too)!

As you know, Muddy is the ‘urban guide to the countryside’, with a strong focus on unearthing the interesting, quirky and unmissable things to do in the area. These awards will support, encourage and celebrate the very best lifestyle businesses in Somerset.


Who is your favourite florist?

So please, get behind the local businesses that make a difference to your life, and make sure any of your friends or colleagues who are eligible to enter know about the Muddy Awards – the site went live on the blog on Weds 4 May. In the initial round of voting, businesses can nominate themselves, and the Top 5 from each category will reach the Finals. Voting in the live Finals will be between Weds 7 June and Weds 14 June – so watch this space!

You ready? I’m ready! Let’s do this, people! You can vote here.

Muddy Stilettos won Most Innovative Blog at the UK National Blog Awards 2015 and has been voted in the Top 3 UK Lifestyle Blogs for the past three years (2014, 2015 and 2016).

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4 comments on “The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016”

  • Richard Page May 2, 2016

    The Muddy Stilleto awards seem a fantastic way to showcase local and innovative businesses from around our locality. We will positively be supporting this initiative. Richard @ Shepton Brasserie

  • Angela May 5, 2016

    A great platform to give rewards and exposure to various businesses in Somerset. Its always good to shop, eat or attend a venue which has been recommended. Good Luck to all involved.

  • Debbie Salter May 14, 2016

    My favourite florist is Bramble and Wild in Frome. It is run and owned by Grace Haskins. Their flowers are superb and both Grace and her Manager Kisty always go the extra mile

    • suetucker May 14, 2016

      Hi – they sound wonderful. If they’re your favourites, don’t forget to vote for them on the Awards page of the blog!


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