On Friday 14th November, I hosted an award ceremony for the Yarmouth Greats competition.
The evening was the culmination of the competition which began in May, with hundreds of local people casting their votes for their favourite businesses each month.
Held at the Zest Rooms in Hopton, the awards were compered by the BBC’s Nick Conrad and presented by myself and John Potter.
The competition was split into three categories: Tourist Attractions, Hospitality Venues and High Street Shops.
There were two awards for each category – Highly Commended and Winner. Along with a trophy, winners were presented with Splurge Cards, provided by Nigel Grimmer of local business, Splurge.
I would like to congratulate every single business that was nominated for one of these awards and, in particular, the winners. We have so many fantastic businesses in Great Yarmouth and these awards were a chance for residents to say thank you for all of the hard work that they do.
This competition has been entirely led by the public, so every business that was nominated is a winner as they have provided such good service that customers have taken the time to vote for them. I hope that local people will use these awards to discover new businesses in the area that they may not have tried before – just look out for the blue tag!
Highly Commended – Time & Tide Museum
Winner – Yesterday’s World
Highly Commended – Kilbrannan Guest House
Winner – Mocha
High Street Shops
Highly Commended – Avenue Fabrics
Winner – Bradwell Butchery