Today Ruth Edwards has announced the winners and runners up of her annual best local pub and shop competitions which promote independent local businesses in Rushcliffe, to celebrate Small Business Saturday.
Rushcliffe’s Ploughs dominated the polls in the pub competition with The Plough in Wysall winning the top spot having finished as a runner up in 2021.
This year’s runners up saw The Plough in Normanton-on-the-Wolds and The Plough in Hickling, coming close to clinching the title.
Lady Bay’s very own zero waste store, The Good Weigh, makes it easy for residents to buy groceries plastic free and its loyal customers have voted it as Rushcliffe’s best independent store. Ruddington had another good showing in the competition with Phoenix Flowers and Philo’s Deli coming in as runners up, Philo’s Deli for the second year in a row.
Winners and runners up are decided by the number of votes received, so it’s truly a community award with the outstanding contributions these businesses make being recognised by their customers.
Small Business Saturday is a campaign to support small business, that encourages them to promote themselves and consumers to support small, independent businesses in their communities.
Ruth, who presented the two winners with certificates on Friday, said:
“I love to meet local businesses in Rushcliffe and to celebrate all the good work they do. Independent pubs and shops are a focal point for our community and the backbone of the local economy.
‘The Good Weigh in Lady Bay is a fantastic business that offers a huge range of products and helps people to make environmentally friendly choices.
“The Plough in Wysall is a wonderful pub with delicious food and a really friendly welcome for customers. Both the winners and runners up are hugely valued by their customers and it’s great to be able to show them just how much they mean to us.”