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LISTEN: Winners of Harrogate Mumbler Awards revealed

LISTEN: Winners of Harrogate Mumbler Awards revealed

Published at 5:15pm 28th November 2016. (Updated at 1:12pm 30th November 2016)

Harrogate's most child-friendly businesses, and the talent behind them, have been recognised for their work at the fourth Mumbler Awards.

The annual event is organised by the Harrogate Mumbler parenting website and online community.

10 winners were revealed at a gala ceremony, sponsored by Wonder Media, which brought together independent businesses, services and childcare practitioners.

The event also raised over £1,090 for The Rainbow Fund.

Stomp shoe shop in Knaresborough and Billy Bob's Parlour both pulled off a hat-trick in clinching their third consecutive award win, whilst Rascals Entertainment picked up two awards, adding to their collection from two previous years.

Thousands of votes were cast across the following categories, with the winners as follows:

  • Mumblers' Favourite Children's Retailer, sponsored by Warmerlife: Stomp, Knaresborough
  • Mumblers' Favourite Day Nursery, sponsored by Watson Training Services: Twinkles, Knaresborough
  • Mumblers' Favourite Pre-School, sponsored by Raworths Family Law: Woodlands Day Nursery Pre-School
  • Mumblers' Favourite Class or Activity, sponsored by Samantha Hamp Beauty & Skincare: Water Babies
  • Mumblers' Favourite Children's Attraction, sponsored by GT Service: Valley Gardens
  • Eating out with the Kids, sponsored by Stewart Amos, Mortgage Advisor, Barlow Barton: Billy Bob's Parlour
  • Mumblers' Favourite Party Provider, sponsored by the Hare & Hounds, Burton Leonard: Rascals Entertainment
  • Mumpreuneur of the Year, sponsored by BCT Accountants: Melanie Vauvelle-Don (Rascals Entertainment)
  • Childminder/Nanny of the Year, sponsored by Dacres Estate Agents: Emma Quick
  • Teacher/Child Practitioner of the Year, sponsored by The Academy: Tory Hardy (Water Babies)

Sally Haslewood, founder of Harrogate Mumbler, said: "There has been a huge buzz around this year's awards, attracting thousands of votes, so thanks to everyone who voted and congratulations to all the winners and nominees.

"It's the hard-working people behind these businesses and services who really make an impact and deserve our recognition. Last night's awards were a celebration of all those people, a massive 'thank you' from local families and the whole community."

Hear how Sally turned her idea to network with other mums into a fully-fledged business in our exclusive interview on Stray FM's Business Hub:


Harrogate Mumbler Awards - Twinkles with sponsor Watson Training Services

Twinkles with sponsor Ruth Watson Training Services

Harrogate Mumbler Awards - Tory Hardy with sponsor The Academy

Tory Hardy with sponsor The Academy