Nominate your favourite in 2012 restaurant awards

PUBLISHED: 12:47 21 May 2012 | UPDATED: 21:24 20 February 2013

Nominate your favourite in 2012 restaurant awards

Nominate your favourite in 2012 restaurant awards

Nominate your favourite in the Hertfordshire Life sponsored St Albans District Chamber of Commerce Community Business Awards 2012

HERTFORDSHIRE Life has once again teamed up with the St Albans District Chamber of Commerce Community Business Awards 2012 to sponsor the Restaurant of the Year Award in the annual event.

This years awards have now launched and are divided into six categories and recognise outstanding contribution to the business community.

They are open to individuals and businesses whose business strategy encompasses policies and projects that have a positive impact on the St Albans district.

The awards are:

New Business (sponsored by Debenhams Ottaway Solicitors)
Young Person (Oaklands College)
Restaurant (Hertfordshire Life)
Green Business (St Albans District Council)
Corporate Social Responsibility (Harpenden Building Society)
Presidents Award (Hertfordshire Business Independent)

Tell us your favourite

For the Restaurant Award we need you to nominate your favourite restaurant and then the top three restaurants from your nominations will be judged on value for money, diners expectations met, cleanliness and good service and overall quality. Last years winner was Chez Mumtaj in St Albans who impressed the judges on the quality of food and service.

Chad Rahman, Managing Director says, The awards event was electric, the Chamber did a fan job. We are delighted to win this prestigious award in the local community & would like to thanks all patrons of Chez Mumtaj for voting for us.

How to enter

To nominate your favourite restaurant tell us who you are nominating, and your reasons, and email the details along with your name, address and contact telephone number to or post to Hertfordshire Life Restaurant Award, PO Box 1322, Widmer End, High Wycombe HP15 6YW by June 29, 2012.

For criteria and entry details for all other categories, call Lisa Bates on 01727 863054 or visit

The winners will be announced at a Presentation Dinner on September 27.

Your 2011 winners were:

NEW BUSINESS Cup Cake Clothing

We were very surprised and pleased to win this award, especially when we saw the other candidates who were nominated in our category. It is always good to receive recognition of your efforts and this award has made us feel very upbeat and positive for the future. The awards dinner was very well planned, fun and it was really nice to be able to network with other different St Albans businesses and discuss our concerns and opportunities for the future. Jo Mathers, Cup Cake Clothing

YOUNG PERSON Katie Cairns,Cardif Pinnacle

Being nominated for the Young Person Award, was a wonderful surprise. It was also a real pleasure to meet with the judges and talk to them about my career, life and future aspirations. Being named as a finalist and then attending the incredibly well organised awards ceremony, with the support of such fabulous friends and family was so exciting. I was really moved, and delighted, by the kind words that people said and wrote about me.

Sitting at the back of the venue on the night, I never expected to win anything and when my name was called out I was astounded! From start to finish this has been an experience that I will never forget. Katie Cairns, Cardif Pinnacle


Im absolutely delighted for Debenhams Ottaway to be recognised with the Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility. I know the category was keenly contested, with initially 30 applications being received. The firm was selected following a thorough selection process which makes winning all the more satisfying. Our CSR programme involves everyone in the firm. It is a real team effort with so many DO people giving freely of their time and energy. Its excellent recognition for all at DO. Ian Hopkins, Chief Executive

GREEN AWARD Lussmanns Fish & Grill

We are delighted to have won the Green Business Award this year. Lussmanns strives to be an ethical and sustainable restaurant, championing the best British suppliers, managing our resources effectively, engaging with the community and minimising our impact on the environment. We hope that this importantrecognition by the St Albans Chamber of Commerce will encourage more restaurants to do the same. Andrei Lussmann, Lussmanns

PRESIDENTS AWARD Phil Gibson, St Albans Half Marathon

It is an honour to be recognised by the Chamber of Commerce by receiving this award. Over the past 30 years many people have benefited from the funds raised by the thousands of participants in the Half Marathon. I accept the award on behalf of everyone who has been involved in organising what is now a major event in the St. Albans sporting calendar. Phil Gibson, Chittenden Autos

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