South Western Railway on the hunt for the UK’s favourite local businesses for the chance to win a business recovery package worth £12,000

South Western Railway has launched a campaign to celebrate local businesses across the region, with three tailored business recovery packages up for grabs.

South Western Railway is asking locals to nominate their favourite local business, to be given the chance to win one of these packages up to the value of £12,000. Whether it’s the village butcher’s, the local artisan baker or the town’s most frequented café, South Western Railway wants to know which businesses residents and visitors to London and the South West cherish most, and why.

Each recovery package includes £2,000 of bespoke equipment and South Western Railway marketing support, including promotional activity within their train stations. What’s more, two further businesses will be in with a chance of winning the top prize of a tailored business package as well as advertising on Smooth or Heart Radio, allowing them to promote their business across the region even further.

All nominations received will be reviewed by the expert judging panel, and the five businesses will be carefully selected.

Additionally, all customers who nominate their favourite local business will be entered into a draw to win one of two £1,000 cash prizes.

South Western Railway’s commercial director, Peter Williams, comments: “Local businesses are the lifeblood of the regional economy, now more than ever it’s important we support them. This campaign will allow our customers to celebrate the local businesses that are at the heart of their communities.”

Nominations for favourite local businesses can be made at before 11:59pm on Sunday 19th July.

Firms in the following locations are eligible:

• London
• Dorset
• Exeter
• Hampshire
• Berkshire
• Sussex
• Surrey
• Middlesex
• Wiltshire
• Isle of Wight

The business must have premises, along with a Facebook or Instagram account, to qualify for the competition. It must not be a sub-brand of a larger organisation.