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mgt awards

2020 Nominations have now closed!

Thank you to the hundreds of people who took the time to nominate local businesses in our 10 different categories. We received almost 1000 nominations and over 30 recommendations on the website.  It's clear from the recommendations and lovely comments that accompanied some of the email nominations how much you appreciate the great services being provided in and around Romford. We look forward to sharing those recommendations once the Awards have ended. We are now counting and verifying the nominations and will draw up the shortlist. Voting on the finalists will begin on Friday 28th February 2020.


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 Romford that caters for families and children.

Local Volunteer of the Year
Award for a volunteer who goes the extra mile to make Romford and the surrounding area an amazing place for children and families. (Either the role or the organisation they volunteer for must relate to or benefit children and/or families in Romford and the surrounding area*.)

Those with the most nominations in each category will make the shortlist for the final voting round. 

The final voting round will open on Friday 28th February 2020 on the website. Full terms and conditions for the 2020 Awards are available here. *Please see our terms and conditions for the definition of "surrounding area".