Harrogate’s most child-friendly businesses, and the talent behind them, were toasted this weekend at the fourth Mumbler Awards. The annual accolades are organised by Harrogate Mumbler, the district’s vibrant parenting website and online community.
The ten winners were revealed at a gala ceremony, sponsored by Wonder Media, which brought together independent businesses, services and childcare practitioners. The event also raised over £1090 for the Rainbow Fund http://www.therainbowfund.co.uk/
Knaresborough’s shoe shop Stomp and Billy Bob’s Parlour both pulled off a hat-trick in clinching their third consecutive award win, while Rascals Entertainment picked up two awards, adding to their collection from two previous years. Thousands of votes were cast across the following categories, with the winners as follows:
- Mumblers’ Favourite Children’s Retailer, Sponsored by Warmerlife: Stomp, Knaresborough
- Mumblers’ Favourite Day Nursery, Sponsored by Watson Training Services: Twinkles, Knaresborough
- Mumblers’ Favourite Pre-School, Sponsored by Raworths Family Law: Woodlands Day Nursery Pre-School
- Mumblers’ Favourite Class or Activity, Sponsored by Samantha Hamp Beauty & Skincare: Water Babies
- Mumblers’ Favourite Children’s Attraction, Sponsored by G T Service: The Valley Gardens
- “Eating out with the Kids”, Sponsored by Stewart Amos, Mortgage Advisor, Barlow Barton: Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour
- Mumblers’ Favourite Party Provider Sponsored by the Hare & Hounds, Burton Leonard: Rascals Entertainment
- Mumpreuneur of the Year, Sponsored by BCT Accountants: Melanie Vauvelle-Don (Rascals Entertainment)
- Childminder/Nanny of the Year, Sponsored by Dacres Estate Agents: Emma Quick
- Teacher/Child Practitioner of the Year, Sponsored by The Academy: Tory Hardy (Water Babies)
Harrogate Mumbler founder Sally Haslewood said:
There has been a huge buzz around this year’s awards, attracting thousands of votes, so thanks to everyone who voted and congratulations to all the winners and nominees. It’s the hard-working people behind these businesses and services who really make an impact and deserve our recognition. Last night’s awards were a celebration of all those people, a massive ‘thank you’ from local families and the whole community.
Photographs by Nik Pickard Photography