Nursery Rhymes and Jabberwocky Club in Addingham have picked up the Ilkley and Addingham Award in MP Robbie Moore’s Small Business Awards.
All the winners have been revealed after more than 4,000 votes were cast for over 200 small businesses across Keighley, Ilkley, Craven and the Worth Valley.
Azeem’s Restaurant in Keighley took the overall crown following the public vote, with Crumbs Café in Silsden taking the top spot in Silsden and Steeton area, ForTeas Tea Room in Haworth winning the Worth Valley prize, performing arts organisation BOLT Academy taking the Keighley and wider area award and Nursery Rhymes and Jabberwocky Club for Addingham and Ilkley.
Robbie Moore MP said: “After hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes, my congratulations go to the amazing Azeem’s restaurant for being voted by residents as Keighley and Ilkley’s 2022 Overall Best Small Business. The area winners were also so very well deserving and I am so very proud of Crumbs Cafe, Bolt Academy, ForTeas Team Room and Nursery Rhymes Nursery & Jabberwocky Club as taking the top spots at the more local level.
It was an honour to present these fantastic local businesses with their awards, and it just goes to show how much their customers and clients value their service. I thank each and every small business and resident that took part this year. The support shown for small businesses across our area has been absolutely incredible.
As we go into 2023, it is so important that we recognise our small independent businesses for who they really are – the backbone of our community, and I urge everyone to continue to shop local!”
A spokesperson for said Nursery Rhymes and Jabberwocky Club said: “We are so proud of our team who work so incredibly hard to provide our families with the best care and education for their children's first years through to secondary school. As a team we pride ourselves on having a wealth of experience within the nursery. Collectively our practitioners have over 120 years of early years experience between them.
Here at Nursery Rhymes and Jabberwocky Club we feel that we as a team have achieved so much over the past few years and we are so happy that our parents and families have shared this with us by voting for us to win this award.”