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Love Lancaster Business Awards Shortlist

The Love Lancaster Business Awards, which celebrate success across the Lancaster BID Zone, are now closed for entries.

We’ve had an incredible response for the 2021 awards with almost 700 nominations and would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate some of the wonderful businesses and individuals in Lancaster.

The nominations have now been shortlisted down to three finalists in each category. Scroll down the page to see the shortlisted entries in each category. Congratulations to them all – it was certainly no easy decision.

The finalists will have all been invited to the Love Lancaster Business Awards evening on Thursday 11th November at Lancaster Brewery for a drinks reception, dinner, and ceremony, where the winners will be announced.

The Love Lancaster Business Awards are brought to you by Lancaster BID, in partnership with Holdens Law, with support from Lancaster City Council.

For further information, check out the FAQs.

Love Lancaster Business Awards Categories

This award recognises an individual member of bar staff in the city centre who makes your experience extra special when you go for a drink.

Winner: Ben Scott (Tipple Cocktails)

This award recognises chefs who often work unseen in the kitchen to create delicious meals when dining out in the city centre. Nominate the business if you don’t know the name of the chef.

Winner: Will Graham (Merchants 1688)

This award is for licensed premises which stand out from the crowd. Nominations are encouraged for any venues which make your quick drink or big night out extra special.

Winner: Stonewell Tap

This award recognises an individual working within any customer-facing business who goes above and beyond to make your visit extra special. Nominations are encouraged across all business types, including retail, the hospitality sector and professional services.

Winner: Jack Knight (Judges Lodgings)

This award recognises whole teams within any business where their customer service goes above and beyond. Nominations are encouraged across all business types including retail, hospitality or professional service.

Winner: Dalton Square Pharmacy

This award recognises the contribution independent retailers make to Lancaster city centre. Submit your nomination for the small business you feel is the biggest asset to the city centre and deserves the most recognition.

Winner: Simply Baby

Nominate your favourite salon and let us know why they deserve to win the award. With so many potential nominees including hair, nails, skincare and tattoo parlours, we want to know who you think is the best.

Winner: Esquires Gents Salon

This award is specifically for people aged 16 to 21, working in any city centre business who excel in their role and make a direct positive impact within Lancaster city centre.

Winner: Percy & Josh (Popber YouTube Channel)

Judges’ Special Award: Olivia-Mae Milqueeney

This award recognises the Manager who provides quality leadership to their team, ensures their business delivers high levels of customer satisfaction and is a positive asset to the city centre.

Winner: Karen O’Neill (The Dukes)

This award is for businesses that deliver professional services and go that extra mile to ensure excellence for their clients. Nominations might include the financial or legal sectors or any other business that delivers professional services.

Winner: HPA Architects

This award recognises the best attraction for visitors to our Heritage City. Nominate your favourite venue or event that offers the best experience to visitors to the city centre.

Winner: Lancaster Music Festival

This award recognises the individual from a city centre business who really excels and makes the biggest positive impact in Lancaster city centre. They should be someone who has really gone above and beyond to help others or make an outstanding contribution to Lancaster. Although nominations can be submitted for this category, the judges reserve the right to consider nominees from across all categories to receive this ultimate recognition.

Winner: Stuart Marshall (Lancaster Music Festival)

This is the only community award that seeks to recognise the individual who has voluntarily given up their time to make a positive contribution to Lancaster city centre. This could be someone who has helped the local community through COVID, regularly helps to keep the city centre clean and tidy or carries out any other good deed that benefits Lancaster city centre.

Winner: Trish & Jim Holland (Lancaster Scout & Guide Shop)

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