On a very hot Thursday evening we were delighted that Fleur Anderson, the Member of Parliament for Putney joined us to celebrate with businesses in Putney. The last two years has been tough for all traders and those that have managed to survive are all amazing, but some go that extra mile and it is nice for them to be rewarded.

Positively Putney recently asked users of Putney what their favourite business was amongst a number of categories.

The favourite national retailer was Waterstones. We can all agree that this wonderful bookshop found inside Putney Exchange offer a vast range of books alongside excellent customer service. Alongside Waterstones in the national retailer category, H&M was the most popular choice. Offering a range of clothing for men, women and children, they can answer all our clothing needs.

Favourite independent retailer was Morrows, located on the corner of Putney High Street and Lacy Road. Owned by father and son, Graham and Philip Morrows and offering luxury socks and accessories.

The Highly Commended Retailer category went to Sporting Feet, Wilko, Oliver Bonas and Huttons.

Graham, Morrows
Dominic, Sporting Feet
Thibaud, The Source Bulk Food store

The Source Bulk Food Store was awarded the favourite independent food retailer. Opening in 2021 on Putney High Street they offer plastic free alternatives. Waitrose won the favourite national food retailer.

London Grace and Abie’s Nails were jointly awarded the favourite nail business, Edward James the favourite beauty business and Peter Penny’s, Toni & Guy, Sia Beauty, and Images Nail and Beauty awarded Highly Commended Beauty business.

Martina, London Grace

Moving onto the Professional Services Business, this category raised some confusion as to what it included. However, the favourite was The Dentist on Putney High Street, with highly commended for Russell Cooke Solicitors, Mailboxes on Upper Richmond Road, and Leightons Opticians in Putney Exchange.

Vidhu, The Dentist
Jay, Leightons Opticians
Robert, Russell Cooke

Finally our hospitality businesses which was hotly contested. The favourite restaurant went to HomeSW15 on Upper Richmond Road.

Highly commended went to Kashmir on Lacy Road, Tomoe on Upper Richmond Road, Gazette on Upper Richmond Road, Bills and Franco Manca on Putney High Street. Lots of great places to try if you fancy a meal out.

Favourite pub went to the Boathouse, the Youngs pub on the riverside. Highly commended went to The Spotted Horse, Prince of Wales, The Rocket and Bricklayer’s Arms.

Favourite cafe went to Blabar, the lovely Scandinavian cafe and retailer on Lacy Road. Highly commended went to Putney Pantry within St Marys Church and Gail’s bakery.

It was a wonderful evening with so many businesses celebrated. If you have not visited any of these listed then we recommend you do. You won’t be disappointed.

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