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The Be Social Cambridge 2021 Award Winners!

Having celebrated our first year as the Independent Cambridge Business Directory, we hosted a successful and our first digital business awards. 40 local independent businesses were nominated over four different categories. Each category had a winner plus a runners up prize for one of the business that finished second after the two rounds of voting.

Find out more about each of our winners below:

Amelia set up Cambridge Baking Company at the start of 2021 during the third lockdown. What a better way to entice people to get started with baking by providing you with home baking kits, that come with the ingredients you need (you just need to add an egg or few & some butter).

The kits come delivered to you in a reusable glass bottle using eco-friendly packaging. Winning the Best New Business Award, Amelia has created a business that is not only fun to make either on your own or with others, but the end result is a tasty one!

Handmade by Emily Jayne won the Creative & Wellbeing award, not only from topping the People's Vote and Sponsors votes, but also for her creative self-care kits. All of her products are handmade (hence the name) using natural, sustainable and organic materials, wrapped in recyclable packaging. She focuses in aromatherapy and eye pillows, as well as featuring giveaways with the perfect kits for winding down and looking after yourself. An advocate for your own wellbeing. A worthy winner for the award!

The Baking Jin - Winner of the Best Pivoted Business. With the three lockdowns we have faced over the past 12 months, Jin adapted his business to cater for our cake craving needs. His dessert boxes offers us a selection of delicious mouthfuls of his cakes on offer! Also not forgetting the Kuih!

Not only that, Jin has brought the taste of Malaysia to our palettes with his signature Pandang Chiffon cakes and Japanese Swiss rolls. He's worth following on Instagram - we guarantee you will want to try his bakes once you see his mouth watering treats!

Janet overcame all scenarios during the pandemic and is always finding new ways to help us appreciate how we look after our plants. A worthy winner of the Still Standing Award.

You can easily order her plants & pots through Click-it Local , visit her in person at Cambridge's Market Square every Wednesday or simply bank transfer the amount and collect it from her home!

Small & Green, an inspiring local florist who shows her loves for our green little friends!

Sophie is one of the more alternative Macramé artists on our directory, with her funky take on the beautiful art. Focusing on pixel art pieces as well as plant hangers, placemats, earrings, light shades and more, Sophie has definitely made a name for herself. She even takes on commissions!

Macramazing is definitely worth following on Instagram, we're always looking forward to what Sophie creates next as well as her fun videos! She won the Runner Up prize for finishing second after the two rounds of voting.

So there you have it. All five of our winners. You know what to do to find out more! We're pleased to announce that we will be hosting our annual awards again in 2022. So watch out for our blog post coming soon on how you can enter your business to be shortlisted for the nominations early next year!

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