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The Love Hertford Awards is organised by Hertford Town Council to celebrate, support and recognise the array of county town businesses.

Thousands of votes were cast for people’s favourite Hertford retailers and businesses.

The online event began with Julie Marson MP giving an encouraging speech to Hertford businesses, followed by the awards announcements. It culminated with the Mayor of Hertford, Cllr Bob Deering, declaring the three finalists in the Community and Voluntary category as joint winners, in recognition of a year in which many businesses have played a vital role in supporting the local community.

Chairman of Hertford Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said: “The Love Hertford Awards have once again recognised some of Hertford’s outstanding local businesses.  

As one of the judges, it was a privilege to read the hundreds of comments submitted by those voting, and there were some very difficult decisions to make on the winners.  Shopping locally has never been more important, and the Love Hertford Awards have confirmed how fortunate we are in Hertford to have many fantastic local businesses.”

Community and Voluntary

Winners – McMullens and Sons, Mudlarks Garden Café and Brothership 


Winner – The Women’s Society Boutique

Finalists – Mint of Hertford & Frankie & Olive

Pub or Restaurant

Winner – The White Lion

Finalists – The Old Cross Tavern & Lussmanns Fish and Grill

Café or Fast Food

Winner – Hertford Cake Company

Finalists – Mudlarks Garden Café & Giambrones Italian Deli

Hair and Beauty

Winner – Fred & Ginger

Finalists – The Beauty Room & The Skull Club

Health and Wellbeing

Winner – The Secret Space

Finalists – Highway Cycles & Replenish Refill

Home and Interiors

Winner – Albany Radio

Finalists – Visp Bathrooms Ltd & Messages  

Food and Drink Retailers

Winner – Mind The Gap

Finalists – Cavavin & G.Picketts of Hertford

Professional Services

Winner – Post and Packing

Finalists – Chapter79 & Cariad Marketing Ltd

Winner – Highway Cycles

Finalists – Concord Trophies and Sportswear & UOE Post Office