Glittering achievements were celebrated at the Basingstoke Business of the Year Awards with one company sparkling brightest.
Petra Jewellery won the coveted accolade of Business of the Year thanks to its 99 reviews as revealed by business support network thebestof Basingstoke.
In second place, with 77 reviews, was pub and bar The Poacher Inn and in third position with 67 reviews, Thai restaurant The Lime Leaf.
During the campaign, people were asked to show their support for their favourite business by submitting a review of the service they had received.
The awards operate at a national and local level with a UK Business of the Year, Category Business of the Year and Town Business of the Year being chosen.
At a national level Petra Jewellery, The Lime Leaf and Two Guys Kitchens won the awards in their category, beating off competition from businesses across the country.
Neal Purvey who runs thebestof Basingstoke said they were proud of all those who qualified for the awards.
He said: “They received some fantastic reviews from local people using their services.
“On behalf of the businesses I would like to thank every single person who took the time to leave a review. By doing so they publicly acknowledged the contribution that these businesses make to our local economy.”
Calling Petra Jewellery a worthy winner, he added: “The number and quality of the reviews they received are a real testament to their ongoing commitment to deliver excellent service and a positive customer experience.”
Mitch from Petra Jewellery said they were delighted to have won.
She added: “It is an honour to be recognised for the job that we do.
“We would like to thank everyone who voted and helped us win the Most Loved Jewellers in the UK 2018 and the Most Loved Business in Basingstoke too. We are very grateful!”
Neal praised all the businesses which took part, saying: “Those businesses who won and were commended in their category nationally can also be very proud of their achievements.
“With three category winners our local businesses have certainly placed Basingstoke on the map for all the right reasons.”