We’re thrilled that the Muddy Awards this year are supported by our brilliant friends who share our passion for celebrating local independent businesses.
Award-winning gins created by Mr Gin himself, Johnny Neill, an eighth generation maker of Mary-Le-Bone and Whitley Neill fame. Berkshire Botanical launched in 2019, and in just two years has won a clutch of gold medals and awards, moved to a larger distillery and expanded the collection – each bottle sporting the gin label’s signature sharply-dressed woodland animals.
Berkshire Botanical is very much a celebration of the county with a philosophy to create sustainable spirits inspired by ingredients found on the 9,000-acre Yattendon Estate where Johnny’s spirits are produced. Berkshire Botanical is delighted to be supporting The Muddy Awards this year to celebrate the very best independent business in Berkshire – we wish everyone the very best of luck.
Bucks & Oxon
More than just a law firm, for over 150 years Lightfoots has been at the heart of the Thame community. We now have four offices in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and work for a range of clients across the UK. We’ve helped generations of clients with their legal needs, from buying and selling their homes to family law and will writing, we are proud of our unrivalled reputation of excellence. With three distinct specialisms we have a unique perspective on the challenges you may be facing; our award-winning legal services are here for you – for business, for lenders and for life.
Now more than ever it’s never been more important to support our favourite local brands. At Lightfoots Solicitors we work with many local businesses and have seen first-hand what a difference recognition like the Muddy Stilettos Awards can make. Whoever your favourites are it’s time to give them your support and get voting!
Live Beside The Sea
If there was a time to be in the Cornish property business, it’s got to be now. The pandemic has created stratospheric levels of interest in seaside living and the turquoise waters and rocky outcrops of Cornwall (not to mention the buzzy food scene and laid back living) has meant that England’s most south-westerly point is having a moment. As buying agents, we have never been busier and with one in four houses over £1m changing hands without even featuring on the property portals, having us on your side in a frenetic market is an absolute must. We’re choosing to sponsor the Muddy Stilettos awards because, like Muddy, we work hard to resonate with our audience and as a small, independent business, we understand the power of winning awards that recognise your efforts.
Kitsons is a dynamic law firm which sets itself apart from its peers as a refreshing alternative to the typical law firm; we listen, give straightforward, pragmatic advice and work to high standards all delivered with a personalised approach that makes a real difference to our clients.
From our offices in Exeter, Torquay and Plymouth, we provide a comprehensive range of legal services in legal disciplines and specific industry sectors to cover both individual and business needs.
We are proud to be supporting this year’s Muddy Awards and the incredible people behind Devon’s favourite independent brands and businesses.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Jude’s Ice Cream
In its signature stripy-tubs, Jude’s ice cream is a Muddy-fave. Founded by Theo Mezgerin 2002, the much-loved gourmet ice cream brand started life in a Hampshire barn and was named after his wife,Jude. Today, the business is still a family concern, with Theo’s sons, Alex and Chow, at the helm.Community and Eco-creds are incredibly important to Jude’s, which is carbon-negative and certified B Corp. Believing that all businesses should benefit people, the wider community and be a force for good putting people and the planet before profit, Jude’s is delighted to be supporting The Muddy Awards this year to celebrate the very best independent business in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – We wish everyone the very best of luck.
Herts & Beds
Debenhams Ottaway is an award-winning law firm based in the heart of St Albans working with successful individuals, families and businesses in Hertfordshire, London and across the UK.
Helping you make the most of new possibilities or deal with unexpected challenges at home or in business, our lawyers see an opportunity to make things more straightforward. From corporate advice on buying, expanding or selling your business to helping you and your family through divorce or separation, we care about getting the best outcome for you.
As proud sponsors of the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2021, we look forward to celebrating independent businesses in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire who have thrived this year.
Gloucestershire & Worcestershire
Five Valleys Shopping Centre
Five Valleys Shopping Centre in Stroud is a next generation, feast-and-fashion destination, home to an eclectic range of national and independent retailers across beauty, fashion, leisure and entertainment. We have the Five Valleys indoor market, styled on London’s famous Borough Market, which is a vibrant food hall featuring over 20 local, artisan food and craft vendors, and Sandersons, our own independent boutique department store. Having had a stunning £50m makeover, the centre has been transformed into a truly unique, luxury hub packed with much-loved brands but also a wide range of local independent businesses.
We are proud to sponsor the 2021 Muddy Stilettos Awards and to be championing the outstanding businesses across Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. We are delighted to see the awards return this year to continue the fantastic work that the Muddy team do in supporting our region’s independents. These past 18 months have been incredibly difficult for businesses across all sectors, so we urge everyone to get voting for their favourite local business and give them the recognition they deserve!
Norfolk Art Academy East
Norfolk is home to beautiful beaches, open skies, an incredible food scene and fabulous, innovative small businesses. Art Academy East is one such venture. We offer online art courses, in-person workshops and art diplomas accredited by the University of the Arts London – all delivered by professional working artists with a passion for teaching. Our bright and airy studio is where we nurture adults of all ages and all abilities to realise their full artistic potential as we believe that art is a learned skill: all you need is to be willing to watch, learn andare proud to be sponsoring the Muddy Awards 2021 as we are committed to promoting and supporting the unique small businesses – like us – that call Norfolk home.
It’s no secret that London is moving to the country, and in January 2021 Property Partnership joined the throngs. Our innovative and multi award-winning, independent estate agency has expanded its offering – and as well as offices in Richmond and Barnes, we are delighted to also have an office in the glorious surrounds of Peper Harrow Park near Godalming. We are forward-thinking estate agency which has embraced the technology that has revolutionised the industry, whilst remaining passionate about the traditional values of service and integrity that underpins everything we do. We also believe firmly in our responsibility as local estate agents to invest in the areas we serve, and so we are enormously proud to be supporting the Muddy Awards 2021 and the wonderful people behind Surrey’s businesses. After all, it’s people first, then property.
County Mall, Crawley
Need it, want it, find it! County Mall in Crawley, the one-stop shopping hotspot based in Sussex, is one of the largest shopping centres in the county and a hub for family shoppers. With it’s huge range of retailers under one roof – more than 80 in total, offering over 200 well-known brands across fashion, beauty, interiors & lifestyle, there is something for everyone. Make a day of it and enjoy a casual coffee with friends, treat the family to lunch and let the little ones burn off some energy in the children’s soft play area.
Set in the shadow of the palace, the historic Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials will return this year between Thurs 16 and Sun 19 Sept. The aptly dubbed ‘crown jewel’ of the horse calendar promises the perfect day out, with fine dining aplenty and champagne flowing. This year the event has been organised for the first time by racing royalty The Jockey Club, which was founded in 1750 with The Queen as its patron. It is now one of the largest organisations in British sport and holds more than 340 horseracing events annually. Tickets start from £13 and must be booked in advance. Weekly passes are also available.
The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is delighted to be supporting The Muddy Awards this year to celebrate the very best independent business in Warwickshire – we wish everyone the very best of luck.