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The Muddy Awards 2019 – Meet your Finalists!

Finalists are in. Time to vote for your local faves in the Muddy Awards! Who will be crowned winners of 2019? Go, go, go!

First of all, a massive thank you to everyone who has taken part so far in the Muddy Stilettos Awards this year – we’ve seen an incredible rise of 100% of readers nominating in the Awards compared to last year, so you’re clearly in love with local too!

I’m always a bit conflicted at this point in the Awards. It’s super-fun to discover cool indie businesses, and see which village or town is having its ‘moment’. And I love telling the excited Finalists they’ve made it through. But there are so many incredible businesses whose journey stops today (though get in touch if you think we should be featuring you anyway – I’m all ears!).

The Finals start and voting opens on Wednesday 15 May at 10am. They come and go in just 7 days, so if you love a local business and want to give it a pat on the back, head to the Awards site and do your bit before it slips your mind (yeah, I know what you’re like) because the Finalist with the most votes will be crowned Winner (note to finalists – keep May 23 from 4 – 6pm free, just in case you win).

Right, that’s enough blather from me. Time to meet the Finalists. Who gets your vote?


Art Gallery Blue Butterfly Designs (Brackley)
The Rose Gallery (Kingsthorpe)
Sir Alfred East Art Gallery (Kettering)
Evergreen Art Café (Daventry)
Primrose Gallery (Thrapston)
Bar Ruby & Claret (Earls Barton)
Maule Collective (Northampton)
Hopmaster General (Rushden)
Beer Guerilla (Northampton)
Number 76 (Desborough)
Beauty Salon Pink Rose Beauty (Earls Barton)
Sasha Core Beauty + Skin Clinic (Kettering)
Kolaine Beauty Lounge (Kettering)
Zone Health & Beauty (Northampton)
Beauty With Inn (Northampton)
Bookshop The Old Hall Bookshop (Brackley)
Magazine Heaven (Rushden Lakes)
The Booksmith (Weedon Bec)
Harrowden Books of Finedon (Finedon)
Oundle Bookshop (Oundle)
Boutique Stay The Stanwick Hotel (Stanwick)
Barton Hall Hotel (Barton Seagrave)
The Swallows Rest (Brigstock)
The Hopping Hare (Northampton)
Paulerspury House (Towcester)
Café The Water Mill Tearooms (Woodford)
Cafe Track (Northampton)
Dreams Coffee Lounge (Northampton)
Bennett’s (Thrapston)
Rowells Rolls (Rothwell)
Children’s Business Little Glampers (Northamptonshire)
Tutu Teddies (Northamptonshire)
KidsStop (Northampton)
Infant Aquatics (Northamptonshire)
Party Spiderman for Hire (Northamptonshire)
Day Spa Fong Day Spa (Northampton)
Homefield Grange (Kettering)
Kettering Park Hotel and Spa (Kettering)
Whittlebury Hall (Towcester)
Rushton Hall (Kettering)
Destination Pub The Red Lion (Cranford)
The King’s Head (Spratton)
The Red Lion (Rothwell)
The Duke of Wellington (Stanwick)
The Tollemache Arms (Harrington)
Family Attraction West Lodge Rural Centre (Desborough)
Mini Meadows Farm (Welford)
Stanwick Lakes (Stanwick)
Wicksteed Park (Kettering)
Icarus Falconry (Holdenby)
Farmshop/Deli St Giles Cheese Shop (Northampton)
Beckworth Emporium (Sywell)
Smiths Farm Shop (Chapel Brampton)
The Deli at Castle Ashby (Northampton)
The Italian Shop (Northampton)
Fitness Instructor Shonagh Fullarton
Amy West
Miranda Menzies – Weigh In and Work Out
Suzi-Suze Zumba
Penny Bennett PB Personal Fitness
Florist Martin & Cox Floral Events (Geddington)
Buds and Blooms (Finedon)
Rockabilly Rose The Florist (Wellingborough)
Flower Company of Irthlingborough (Irthlingborough)
Forget Me Not (Corby)
Gift Shop The Bean Hive (Kettering)
Wax and Melt (Wollaston)
Willow & Grey of Higham (Higham Ferrers)
Mooch (Northampton)
Natural Pampering (Brackley)
Hair Salon Aurora Hairdressing (Northampton)
The Refinery Hair and Beauty (Higham Ferrers)
Sasha Louise Salon (Rushden)
The Mews Hair and Beauty Company (Kettering)
Lara Boot Hairdressing (Northampton)
Interiors Store 15 Collingwood (Northampton)
Hilly Horton Home (Thrapston)
First 4 Blinds and Interiors (Northampton)
Bells of Northampton (Northampton)
The Vintage Guru (Northampton)
Jewellery Store Saje Jewellery (Rushden)
St Gyles (Northampton)
Dainty Rocks Jewellery (Northampton)
Carry My Heart Keepsakes (Northampton)
B Jewellery (Wellingborough)
Local Food/Drink Producer Devine Betty’s (Oundle)
Warner’s Distillery (Harrington)
Green Kitchen Preserves (Northamptonshire)
E Lee & Sons (Earls Barton)
Brackley Butchers (Brackley)
Photographer Corrine West Photography
Ant Maxted Photography
Amy Woodham Photography
Rose-Mae Photography
Hannah Hall Photography
Restaurant Nuovo (Northampton)
Hibiscus (Northampton)
Hops & Chops (Northampton)
Murrays at Whittlebury Hall (Towcester)
La Terraza (Northampton)
Theatre/Arts Venue Royal & Derngate (Northampton)
The Castle (Wellingborough)
The Deco (Northampton)
The Lighthouse (Kettering)
The Core at Corby Cube (Corby)
Newcomer Vanilla Bean Cake Co (Kettering)
Sinful Delights
Ruby & Claret (Earls Barton)
Rachael Morris Aesthetics (Northampton)
The Bean Hive (Kettering)
Women’s Store Beautifully Different (Brackley)
Binky’s Boutique (Northampton)
Stefanie Jayne’s (Mawsley)
STORY Boutique (Northampton)
Heidi’s Boutique (Wellingborough)
Yoga/Pilates Instructor Yoga Senses  (Rebecca Gartshore)
Equanimity Yoga (Vicky Richings)
Josie Steedman Yoga Local
Robina Wilson
Ripple Effect Yoga (Northampton)

Winners will receive a unique Muddy Stilettos certificate, Awards window rosette and LOADS of help gaining coverage in regional and social media. Not forgetting the chance to celebrate their win at the Awards Ceremony on May 23 at the beautiful Elms Meadow Tipi Weddings & Events. In attendance providing some delicious food, drinkies, ambiance and camera action will be Burnt Lemon Catering, Explore Chocolate, Three Hills Brewing, Hustle GIN, The Vanilla Bean Cake Co, Bells and Whistles Vintage horse box barKidsStopPostbox Party and Fritz Photography.


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5 comments on “The Muddy Awards 2019 – Meet your Finalists!”

  • Julie huggett May 19, 2019

    The red lion rothwell everytime,good atmosphere,good food,lovely furnishings
    And function room.

    • annaloudearden May 27, 2019

      Cheers Julie!

  • Elizabeth Hopkins May 15, 2019

    I’ve been told a voting link has been sent but I don’t have it. Is this working ok?

  • Lauren Nast May 15, 2019

    Penny Bennett – PB personal Fitness
    She always goes the extra mile for people, creating easy plans to help you stick to training and a healthy life style. She is very welcoming to new comers. She works so hard to achieve what she has done and she is amazing at what she does. She is very affordable and will work around you. She deserves this

    • annaloudearden May 27, 2019

      Cheers Lauren, We love Penny B!


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