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Hertford High Street Awards 2022 Winners

Posted in Press Release

The Hertford High Street Awards ceremony took place on Tuesday night at the recently refurbished Corn Exchange. 

The Hertford High Street Awards are organised by Hertford Town Council to celebrate, support and recognise the array of businesses within the town and encourage residents to shop local.

Over a thousand public votes were cast for people’s favourite Hertford retailers and businesses across ten categories.

The evening was compered by Mary Sykes of the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and a warm welcome was given by the Mayor of Hertford, Cllr Sue Barber. The finalists in each of the ten categories were announced with runners up being asked to collect their certificate from the stage. Comments from the public relating to the winners were then read out before the winning businesses were invited onto the stage to receive their award from The Mayor.

A total of 63 businesses entered the awards competition, the finalists and winners were selected by a combination of public voting, and a judging panel made up of representatives the local community. 

The following winners, runners up and finalists were announced:

Café or Fast Food Outlet

Winner – Hertford Cake Co.

Runner Up – Tilly’s Gelato

Finalists – Hertford Organic & The Wash BBQ House

Community and Voluntary

Winner – Courtyard Arts & Community Centre

Runner Up – Isabel Hospice Trading Ltd.

Finalists – Jedidiah UK & Scope


Winner – Mint of Hertford 

Runner Up - Frankie & Olive

Finalists –The Women’s Society Boutique & Magpie Amore

Food and Drink Retailer

Winner – Pickett’s of Hertford 

Runner Up – Hertford Organic

Finalists – Hertford Cake Co. & 8 Parliament Square 

Hair and Beauty

Winner – Tom Ashley

Runner Up – Fred & Ginger

Finalists – The Beauty Room & Blush Face & Body

Health and Wellbeing

Winner – The Beauty Room

Runner Up - The Secret Space

Finalists – Jedidiah UK & Classic Mobility

Pub, Restaurant or Bar

Winner – The Old Barge

Runner Up – The Hummingbird

Finalists – The Old Cross Tavern, Hertford House Hotel & Veg Heads

Professional Services

Winner – Hertford Post Office & UOE shop

Runner Up – Kids Connection

Finalists – SageWard Lettings & Abel of Hertford

Specialist Retailer

Winner – Gay’s Newsagents

Runner Up - Brothership

Finalists – Messages, Pickett’s of Hertford & Kids Connection

Home and Interiors

Winner – Messages

Runner Up – Magpie Amore

Finalists – Mark Wine Antiques, Snappy Snaps & Brothership

The Mayor of Hertford, Cllr Sue Barber, said: "The Hertford High Street Awards have once again highlighted the wealth and breadth of outstanding shops and services we have on our doorstep in Hertford.  It was a joy to read so many hugely positive comments submitted by those voting, and there were some very difficult decisions to make on the winners.  Shopping locally is vital to our town and the High Street Awards have confirmed how fortunate we are in Hertford to have so many fantastic local businesses."

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