I was delighted to support Small Business Saturday through my first Luton South Small Business Awards.
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and we’re so lucky to have such a great range across Luton South who supported our community throughout the pandemic.
Do shop local and support Luton South’s amazing small businesses.
Find out more about each of ward winners below.
Caddington Winner – Caddington Stores & Post Office
Caddington Stores is family business, run by store manager Mohammed & sub-postmaster Prakesh, providing essential items & services to the Caddington community.
South Ward Winner – Castle News
Castle News on Castle Street is a proper one-stop shop, they have everything you could ever need from a local corner shop, and more! It was lovely to meet the husband & wife team Raj and Manisha to present them with their Luton South Small Business Awards certificate.
Farley Winner – Dani Motors
Dani motors sell used cars, in 2020 they were named Bedfordshire’s most trusted car dealership. Mikhail & team have a great number of customers & supporters who thought they deserved some extra recognition.
Town Centre Winner – Sahara Bee
Sahara Bee is based in the indoor market in what owner Lorna calls ‘Diversity Row’, and sells traditional Moroccan goods.
Crawley Winner – Pruden’s Bakery
Pruden’s Bakery, in Crawley, is a family owned bakery who are incredibly popular locally and are always busy at lunchtimes. Great to meet manager Donna and present her with their Luton South Small Business Award!
Wigmore Winner – Wigmore Fish & Chips
Everyone knows the multi award-winning Wigmore Fish and Chips. They’ve been open over 25 years and are very well loved. Regularly voted the best fish and chip shop in Luton, I’m very happy to present them with a Luton South Small Business Award.
Stopsley Winner – Martin Hunt Hair Design
Martin Hunt Hair Design has been styling hair in Stopsley for 35 years! Delighted to celebrate this with a Luton South Small Business award as nominated by the local community.
Round Green Winner – Old Skool Pantry
Proud to present my Round Green award to Alessandro at Old Skool Pantry on Hitchin Road, established in 2017. The team at Old Skool Pantry are much loved, as well as the great menu, cocktails & coffee!
Biscot Winner – Tariq’s Gents Hairdressers
Tariq’s Gents Hairdressers is in Biscot, in the heart of the community on Dunstable Road. Lovely to meet the man himself and present him with a Luton South Small Business Award to give him the special recognition he deserves.
Dallow Winner – New Ambala
New Ambala, also on Dunstable Road at the heart of Bury Park, is our Dallow winner. Open since 1980, and well respected, they sell a wide array of sweet treats and savoury items.
High Town Winner – Bricklayers Arms
A real pleasure to present Alison the landlady of the Bricklayers Arms with her Luton South Small Business Award. Tough competition from other great small businesses in High Town, but the Brickies family wanted to show their appreciation.