WINNERS of the annual Muddy Stilettos Awards have celebrated taking the top spot.
A total of 27 local, independent businesses won the coveted lifestyle awards across Warwickshire and the West Midlands which were this year sponsored by Birmingham Airport.
Readers voted for their favourite local businesses in categories including best destination pub, wedding venue, and yoga studio.
Winners in Stratford district included best art space for Compton Verney, boutique stay for Beverley Thrills Caraglamping, Suzanne Evetts as best florist and readers also voted Arrow Mill best pub and the RSC best theatre.
Winners celebrated at an awards reception held at Wootton Park Retreats in Wootton Wawen.
Muddy Stilettos Warwickshire and West Midlands editor Laura Kearns said: “The response to this year’s Muddy Awards has been astonishing with 75,000 businesses nominated and some 760,000 votes cast across the counties. It’s given such a fantastic boost and a well-deserved pat-on-the-back to so many.
“It was great to celebrate with the winners and I hope this award will give them even greater confidence to keep persevering, growing and being creative.”
The Warwickshire and West Midlands winners were:
Art Space: Compton Verney
Bar: Fizzy Moon Brewhouse & Grill
Beauty Salon: Nanny June’s by Lisa Little
Bookshop: Warwick Books
Bridal Store The White Boutique
Boutique Stay: Beverley Thrills Caraglamping
Cafe: Coffee On The Corner
Children’s Business: The Mud Club
Day Spa: Ardencote
Destination Pub: Arrow Mill
Family Attraction: Warwick Castle
Farm Shop/Deli: Hilltop Farm Shop
Fitness Instructor: Fitnixpro
Florist: Suzanne Evetts
Hair Salon: Nashwhite
Hotel: Coombe Abbey Hotel
Jeweller: Jodie Fern Jewellery
Lifestyle Store: Berylune
Local Producer (Food/Drink): Rugby Distillery
New Lifestyle Start-Up: Henderson Hound
Photographer: El’s Peek-a-boo Photography
Restaurant: The Barn at Berryfields
Sustainable Business: Zero
Theatre/Arts Venue: Royal Shakespeare Company
Wedding Venue: Warwick House
Women’s Fashion Store: Auntie Olive’s Attic
Yoga/Pilates Studio: Claire Bradley Yoga