Christmas spirit in festive business competition

Published Thursday, 1st November 2018

Gold and Bronze decoration in soft light

With Christmas just around the corner, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is inviting local businesses to register for the Best Festive Business Competition to celebrate the festive season.

To take part, businesses simply decorate their business with as many, or as few Christmas decorations as they like, and post a picture on social media mentioning @BusinessOnSea using #BestFestiveBiz18. Alternatively, pictures can be emailed to the Economic Development Team.

All entries will be featured on the Business on Sea Facebook page, where residents can vote for their favourites by liking their favourite Christmas set up. The winning business will receive a promotional video worth £500 made by Blatella Films which can be used to promote the winning business. The winner and two runners up will be awarded a certificate from The Worshipful The Mayor, Cllr Derek Jarvis on Friday 14 December.

Cllr James Courtenay, cabinet member for growth, said: “The festive season brings a lot of joy to a lot of people. Decorations are a tradition across the globe, and we want to celebrate those businesses that go the extra mile in bringing Christmas spirit to the town.

“The winning business will have a promotional video made for their business, so there really is no reason not to enter. So pull out the tinsel, dust off those baubles and shine those stars as Christmas really is just around the corner.”

Businesses can download and print the Best Festive Business poster via the Business-on-Sea website and the competition is open until 12 December.

For more information about the competition, please email the Economic Development Team or call 01702 215022.