Qype reveals shortlist for first UK Business Awards
Qype, Europe's leading consumer reviews site, has announced the shortlist for its first ever Business Awards, with ten finalists vying to be named Beauty and Wellness Venue of the Year.
Venues in London dominate the Beauty & Wellness shortlist, making up six of the ten finalists. In the running are London's Pineapple Dance Studios, Zuba Hair and Beauty, Edinburgh and Chorlton Nail Bar, Manchester.
Other categories at the 2012 Qype Business Awards include Restaurant of the Year, Place of Interest of the Year, and Shopping Venue of the Year.
Winners will be announced on 29 March at an awards bash in London, when finalists could take home one of three awards; winner, highly commended or special recommendation.
The event's top accolades, Business of the Year and Place of the Year, will be awarded to two of the 50 shortlisted businesses.
The winners of Business of the Year and Place of the Year will go on to represent the UK at the Qype World Business of the Year Awards, which will see one business named the best of the 13.5 million places currently listed on Qype worldwide.
"Qype's millions of users offer feedback and opinions on their experiences every day and the Qype Business Awards will take this huge resource into account. We will be celebrating the businesses that have made the greatest positive impact on their customers in the last year. It will be great to see which beauty and wellness venue will come out on top," says Richard Dennys Qype's Chief Marketing Officer.
The awards are based on comments and reviews posted on the site over the past 12 months. Qype took into consideration the responses and activity of both reviewers and businesses; the interaction between the two; average star ratings; and the content of reviews.
Qype is A consumer reviews site and has revolutionised the way consumers research and choose goods and services. It's the place to find and share independent, trusted reviews on everything from restaurants to shops, hairdressers to plumbers in over 166,000 cities and towns worldwide. Qype's app gives consumers instant, on the go access to reviews wherever and whenever they wish.
It attracts up to 25 million monthly visits, with a new review appearing every 30 seconds. Qype is local and international; helping consumers make informed decisions everyday at home and abroad. To join the Qype community visit www.qype.co.uk or to download the Qype app visit www.qype.co.uk/go-mobile