Havant hairdressers encourages small businesses to get behind awards

A Havant hairdressers which has been nominated for the Havant Small Business Awards has backed the competition and encouraged others to get involved.

Kuru, a Hair, Beauty & Tanning Studio on West Street central Havant, was nominated by one its customers in the Best Health and Beauty Business category of the awards, which are organised by local MP Alan Mak. It is one of 12 categories that residents can nominate their favourite business in. The overall Havant Small Business of the Year 2017 will be announced at a special ceremony taking place at South Downs College later this year.

Mr Mak launched the awards last month backed by the News and any resident can nominate online for their favourite cafe, pub or restaurant, a tradesman who has gone the extra mile, or a local business leader or apprentice.

All nominations must be for businesses within the Havant Parliamentary Constituency, which covers Havant Town, Emsworth, Hayling Island, Bedhampton, Langstone, Purbrook, Stakes, Widley and Leigh Park.

Mr Mak said: “Congratulation to Kuru for being one of the first businesses nominated for the awards this year. Nominations from the public are coming in fast and deciding this year’s shortlisted finalists will be a tough task. I encourage all residents to visit my website and submit their nominations!.”

Everyone who nominates will be entered into a prize draw to win tickets to the summer awards evening and some House of Commons Champagne.

Kuru owner Ginny Sutton said: “I am delighted that Kuru have been nominated for the Small Business Awards. I wasn't aware that Kuru had been nominated so it was a great honour to receive the notification. It is vital that small businesses are recognised for their hard work and achievements. Alan’s Small Business Awards are a great way to recognise local companies.

“These awards are even more important given the constant economic changes and challenges faced by small businesses. Small businesses sit at the heart of the local community and can only survive when we all support each other. Our nomination is testament to the team and customers that make Kuru the business it is.”

To find out more about the Havant Small Business Awards and submit a nomination form visit alanmak.org.uk/Nominate

Picture: Alan Mak MP with the team from Kuru