Elmbridge celebrates its local businesses

We know this has been a difficult year for all businesses and we are doing all we can to support out local Elmbridge businesses. 

We are so appreciative of our local businesses and their commitment to supporting their customers at this time. In return their customers are supporting them. This autumn residents voted in our 2020 Elmbridge Independent Retailer awards and we are pleased to announce that Evie Loves Toast, based in Cobham, has been crowned the Elmbridge Independent Retailer of the Year for 2020! 

Our annual retail awards are a chance to recognise the best of the best and celebrate the unique quality on offer from independent businesses across our high streets.  

With over 5000 votes cast by residents this year, winners across eight categories showcase the businesses who have gone above and beyond as our high streets safely reopened following the pandemic lockdown.  

Cllr Christine Elmer, Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Community Development said: 

“Its been amazing to see the record numbers of votes we’ve had for our Independent Retailer awards. It shows how much people value their high streets and local shops.  We hope residents will check out our deserving winners, support our local high streets and continue to shop local this Christmas and beyond." 

2020 Winners 

Best cafe or restaurant

  • Surrey Coffee Company - Walton-on-Thames  

Best for hair or beauty

  • Sparkle with Beauty Clinic and Spa - Hersham  

Best for fashion

  • Zebra Boutique - Walton-on-Thames  

Best deli or grocer

  • Paull's Fruit and Veg - Thames Ditton  

Best for speciality products

  • Weybridge International School of English- Weybridge  

Green business of the year

  • Cyclelink - Thames Ditton  

Overall Elmbridge Independent Retailer of the Year 

  • Evie Loves Toast - Cobham 

High street heroes 

  • Cafe Noir - Thames Ditton
  • Nathan’s Bakery - Claygate
  • Miss Polly’s Cafe - Molesey 
Date Updated: 12 November 2020

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