Firm favourites top poll

Glazedale and Architectural Design services - have both landed in the top 50 in a poll of the 'most loved' businesses. Sarah Acikgoz the best of Heanor and Ripley, Chris Froggatt Architctural design, Darren Shelbourn, Claudia Shelbourn, Robert Murdy and Claire Murdy from Glazedale.

Glazedale and Architectural Design services - have both landed in the top 50 in a poll of the 'most loved' businesses. Sarah Acikgoz the best of Heanor and Ripley, Chris Froggatt Architctural design, Darren Shelbourn, Claudia Shelbourn, Robert Murdy and Claire Murdy from Glazedale.

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Champagne corks went flying at two local firms - when they learned they had topped their categories in a competition to find the ‘best loved’ business in the UK.

More than 30,000 companies entered into the 14 Days of Love competition, which asked the public to write reviews of their favourite firms in their towns.

Heanor based Architectrural Design Services (ADS) came out as the ‘most loved’ architectural company in the UK - and Langley Mill’s Glazedale K&A Cox came top of the most loved double glazing and conservatory business poll. Between them they received more than 550 positive reviews - ranking them 47th and 44th respectively in the overall category of best loved firms in the whole of the UK

Owner of ADS Chris Froggatt was thrilled with the accolade. He said: “This is something Heanor can really take pride in - we’ve got some really good businesses here!”

Claudia Shelborn of Glazedale, said: “It’s a real honour to see how much our customers value what we do.”

The competition was run by internet company ‘thebestof’.

Pictured are staff from both firms celebrating their honours.

Owner of ‘thebestof’ Heanor and Ripley Sarah Acikgoz was also thrilled at how local firms had fared in the competition. Langley Mill’s In a Spin Laundry, came second in the most loved laundry in the UK and Amber Valley Locksmiths came second in the locksmith category.

Sarah said: “It’s been so exciting to see a number of people actively talking about the great local businesses and demonstrating their feelings by voting in the 14 Days of Love. It just goes to show how much our communities are supporting their local independent businesses.”