February has always been a special time of year for all those in love. It is a time when loved ones go out of their way to show they care. And that’s just what thebestof bolton have been encouraging local people to do in Bolton. I’ve been doing the same and my customers have made an extra effort, voting to show their appreciation for me and seeing me awarded a top three position in the UK in the category of Most loved Photographer in the UK.

The Local & Loved awards has seen 1000’s of local independent businesses across the UK go head to head to earn the title of ‘The Most Loved Business in the UK’.

Throughout January consumers have had the chance to review their favourite local businesses and cast their vote. During the competition tens of thousands of reviews were added and the locals here in Bolton have really done their bit.

The campaign is set up nationally by thebestof and locally by David and Gaynor Ramsden from thebestof Bolton, who said, “It’s been so exciting to see such a huge number of people actively talking about great local businesses and demonstrating their feelings by voting in the Local & Loved campaign. It just goes to show how much our communities are supporting local independent businesses, which is great news for Bolton.

Independent businesses are at the heart of our town and many local business owners – and their loyal staff – are feeling great today because their efforts have been recognised and appreciated by so many of their loyal customers.”


I received a Highly Commended in Most Loved Photographers in the UK and I am absolutely thrilled,  “It’s just so rewarding and a real honour to see how much my customers value what I do. It’s great to see people coming out to support local businesses. I am hoping that this Local & Loved campaign becomes a whole year of love for own business Julie Lomax Photography and other local businesses too, indeed if this is the case whilst I might be a winner, in the long run so will all local businesses in Bolton”
TBO L&L Awards