The Southend best festive business competition is an initiative to engage and support small businesses during the festive season. All small businesses in the borough of Southend are invited to take part in the competition, by simply decorating their shop fronts and/or offices and sending in a photo for the public to vote to become the best festive business in town. We do not predefine what ‘best’ means in this context. The businesses with top three highest votes will be the winners and will receive their respective rewards.
The competition has been run for a number of years and proved very popular since we moved the voting element to Facebook, where local customers, residents and visitors can all vote for their favourite display.
Blatela Films has been the headline sponsor for past many years, and there is collection of their custom-made promotional videos for the previous winners at Youtube (clips 7-12).
For 2021, we were very proud to welcome two more sponsors: withMichelle and FSB. Please click on the 2021 link below to find out more about their sponsorships and details about the 2021 competition.