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2016 awards

Nominations now open for Mum's guide to Harpenden Awards 2016!

EMAIL YOUR NOMINATIONS TO awards@mumsguideto.co.uk

The Mum’s guide to Harpenden Awards are back for their 4th year with the aim of recognising the local people, businesses and organisations that help make Harpenden and the surrounding area such a great place for families.

The 2015 awards were a huge success, with over 1500 local parents taking part in the final voting, and we hope that 2016 will be even bigger!  Nominations are now open and we want you to tell us which businesses and organisations make Harpenden and the surrounding area fantastic.

To nominate a business in one of our 9 categories simply email us at awards@mumsguideto.co.uk with the name(s) of the business(es)/organisation(s) you are nominating. You can nominate as many or as few businesses as you like in as many or as few categories as you like, but businesses/organisations must be based or operate in Harpenden and the surrounding villages* and business owners or employees cannot nominate their own business.

BUSINESSES - you can download and display our poster to encourage your customers and clients to nominate you.


This year's categories are:

Best Activity Class or Group for Under 5s
Award for the best activity class or group for children under 5, including parent and toddler groups.

Best Activity Class or Group for School-age Children
Award for the best activity class, group or club for children of school age, either primary or secondary school.

Best Holiday Club or Class
Award for the best club, class or camp that runs during the school holidays for children in any age group.

Best Pre/Post-natal Support Service
Award for the business, individual or organisation that provides the best service for pre or post-natal mothers, and can include anything to do with pregnancy and post-pregnancy, including groups and classes.

Best Lifestyle Service for Parents
Award for the business, individual or organisation that provides the best service of any type (not necessarily child-related) to local parents.  The business or service does not have to be exclusively aimed at parents but can simply be one that provides a service that caters for a busy parent's lifestyle.

Best Party and Celebrations Provider
Award for the business or individual that provides the best venue, entertainment or party-related product (e.g. cakes, catering, decorations, tableware).

Most Family-friendly Café/Restaurant
Award for the café or restaurant which caters best for families.

Best Local Shop
Award for the local shop, whether child-related or not, that gives customers extra-special service either by way of the staff, products, facilities and extra services or a combination of all of these.

Best Local Event
Award for the best local event within a distance of 10 miles from the centre of Harpenden that caters for families and children.

The businesses with the most nominations will make the shortlist for the final voting round.  Nominations close at midnight on Sunday 5th June.

The final voting round will open on Saturday 11th June at our stand at Harpenden Carnival and on the website. 

Full terms and conditions for the 2016 Awards nominations and voting are available here.
*Please see our terms and conditions for the definition of "surounding villages".