Meet Your 2019 Best Independent Business Winners!

Over 60 businesses went head to head in a competition to win Nottingham’s 2019 Best Independent Business. The road to the top has been a long and challenging one but we’re excited to announce that after thousands of votes, multiple mystery shops and judging from a panel tough enough to make Simon Cowell look nice, your independent champions have been selected. Find out who won below!

 

ATTRACTIONS & THINGS TO DO 

WINNER: Hopkinson Vintage, Antiques & Art Centre

A paradise for treasure seekers, vintage lovers and curators of beautiful home aesthetics, Hopkinson is one of the most exciting and charismatic attractions to visit in Nottingham.With over 60 stalls of vintage clothing, beautiful antiques, retro furniture and curiosities there is something to strike everyone's fancy. 

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CAFÉ OR COFFEE SHOP

WINNER: The Dice Cup

Located on Mansfield Road, The Dice Cup blend tasty snacks and comforting drinks with super fun and exciting games that you can play right there in store. With hundreds of games available to play and a mouth-watering selection of delicious cakes to choose from; you're sure to have a fun time here. Dogs are welcome too!

  

GIFTWARE & HOMEWARE

WINNER: Handmade Nottingham

Championing our city’s artists, this cute shop on King's Walk is a creative hub for those who like all that is local, unique and beautiful. With seasonal markets where you can meet the makers, and a great range of one off jewellery, cards, textiles, and home accessories, drop in to buy some beautiful locally made items you won't find anywhere else.

 

HEALTH, HAIR & BEAUTY

WINNER: Flint Barbers

Considering they've only been open a year, the King Street based barbers have already gained an army of loyal customers and they're showing no sign of slowing down any time soon! Their dedication to keeping up with the latest trends and techniques mixed with the super friendly team has quickly made Flint the go-to barbers for many in Nottingham.

 

PUB, CLUB, BAR or MUSIC VENUE

WINNER: Peggy’s Skylight

Peggy's Skylight set out with the mission of creating a space where the regions jazz and blues could call home and combining that with soul-warming dishes. A quick glance at their upcoming events and mouth-watering food menu will show you that they've achieved their goals and much more! Brimming with character, this jazz club will feed both your soul and stomach. 

 

RESTAURANT

WINNER - Bar Iberico

For holiday vibes in the heart of Hockley, it has to be Bar Iberico. With al-fresco dining and tapas to make passers-by drool with envy, Iberico is a hit day or night, whether you want an intimate dinner date or chilled lunch time meal.

 

RETAILER (NON GIFTWARE & HOMEWARE)

WINNER - Knit Nottingham

Crafty creatives flock to this hub of all things knittable in Nottingham. Not only stocking a fab range of yarn in its Trinity Walk store, they also host socials and workshops, making this a tight knit community (sorry!) that welcomes anyone curious about getting into the craft.

 

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

WINNER - Broadway Cinema

Keeping indie cinema large in Nottingham, this café, bar, cinema, learning centre and event space has kept Hockley’s heart beating for almost 40 years. Endorsed by the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Paul Smith, it's one of the city’s best loved success stories and will be no doubt be celebrating film for many years to come.

 

And the overall winner for Nottingham’s 2019 best independent business is… *drum roll please*

 

BAR IBERICO


Congratulations to all the winners and runners up. This competition really showcases the quality of Nottingham’s independent businesses and we already can’t wait to see what next year brings. Find out more about Bar Iberico here.