Love NUL Business Awards 2023
It was a night to remember as the Newcastle-under-Lyme business community came together to celebrate business excellence at the LoveNUL Awards.
Following a 6-week public nomination and voting stages, Newcastle-under-Lyme BID announced the winners of the LoveNUL Business Awards at an awards ceremony held on Friday 15 September at NSCG Newcastle-under-Lyme College.
Attended by an audience of 180, made up of shortlisted businesses, partner organisations and sponsors and hosted by BID Board Director Jane Tunnicliff Group Head of Employer Engagement and Training at NSCG Newcastle-under-Lyme College – winners across 15 awards categories were announced.
The evening allowed for attendees to network and connect with like-minded individuals in the area. This networking aspect of the event has created new collaborations with businesses and friendships that will strengthen Newcastle under Lyme’s community.
It also gave opportunity for Newcastle-under-Lyme BID team to reflect on current and future focuses as well as encourage engagement from the wider community to help shape plans for the coming year.
Jane Tunnicliff a member of the Newcastle-under-Lyme Business Improvement District, said: “I was delighted to be able to host the first Love NUL Awards at the Performing Arts Centre and was a great opportunity to welcome and shine a light on all of the amazing businesses we have in the local area.”
Businesses honoured included Family Bakery Café (New Business of the Year Award), New Vic Theatre (Visitor Attraction of the Year Award) and Caffe Java (Small Retailer of the Year Award).
Charlotte Pearce, BID manager, said: “We’re thrilled to unveil the deserving winners of the very first LoveNUL Business award. It’s heartwarming to see a mix of well-known local businesses as well as fresh faces and hidden gems amongst the victors. This celebration isn’t just about honoring the winners; it’s a tribute to everyone who was nominated and shown how the community – the shoppers, diners and residents of the town truly value their local business. As a BID, the team couldn’t be prouder to shine a light on their remarkable contributions.”
In attendance were also headline sponsors Keele University who presented details of their new Digital Society to be situated on the Ironmarket as well as representatives from award sponsors; Panda Press, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, New Vic Theatre and McDonalds.
The Winners were:
Beauty & Personal Care
Toni & Guy
Cafe of the Year
Independent Business of the Year
Anasma Greek Bakery
Large Retailer of the Year
Market Trader of the Year
New Business of the Year
Family Bakery Cafe
Professional Services Award
Thompson Wright Limited
Pub of the Year
Service with a Smile Award
Toni & Guy
Small Retailer of the Year
Restaurant of the Year Award
Anasma Greek Bakery
Visitor Attraction of the Year
New Vic Theatre
LoveNUL Community Champion
LoveNUL Sustainability Champion
John Pass Jewellers
LoveNUL Rising Star Award
For more information please visit www.lovenulawards.co.uk or visit @newcastlebid on social media.