OUR FIRST FIVER FEST AWARDS – THE FIVIES!

Since Fiver Fest went national, we have been blown away by all the inventive offers and creative displays to promote them as well as seeing the huge efforts that goes into running it across the UK. So we decided to have an awards ceremony to celebrate all this hard work!

Winners will receive our own designed, Eco, Wooden Trophy to display proudly in your shop or office, which has the added advantage of being flammable in case of gas shortages this winter! We think of everything.

Winners will also get a Totally locally Pin Badge and the warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you won which, letโ€™s face it, is the best bit.

 

 

๐Ÿ† BEST COLLABORATION ๐Ÿ†

Totally Locally Southend-on-Sea

Totally Locally Southend-on-Sea used to be for a smaller part of the area: Leigh-on-Sea, but recently changed their name and scope to cover a huge area! Their team is a collaboration of local churches, the Council and a local marketing company. They used every bit of the kit and templates to full-effect with the posters and social media templates.

Oh shucks.ย We’d like to thank our Mums, God….. and of course the wonderful independents of our Borough (soon to be City)… and never forgetting that inspiration that is the guys atย Totally Locallyย and all the TL towns across the UK for being part of a tremendous gang!
Totally Locally Southend-on-Sea

๐Ÿ† BEST GROUP EFFORT ๐Ÿ†

Totally Locally Leek

The folks have recently re-launched their Totally Locally campaign and are super-organised with the super-enthusiastic traders all taking part in Fiver Fest!

 

๐Ÿ† BEST GROUP PHOTOS ๐Ÿ†

Totally Locally Wymondham

The lovely folks at Kett’s Books (community bookshop) in Wymondham feedback that it was nice to talk to lots of nice people and be part of something, this really shows in the lovely smiley groups shots from businesses around their town.

 

๐Ÿ† BEST INDIVIDUAL EFFORT ๐Ÿ†

Monty’s Of Birchington

Monty’s is an institution in Birchington – a fruit and veg shop that has been serving its loyal customers for 35 years! They took like a duck to water with Fiver Fest – festooning their large shop window with displays of all things Totally Locally and Fiver Fest. They had several Fiver Fest offers including a whopping 25kg bag of potatoes!

 

๐Ÿ† BEST NEWCOMER ๐Ÿ†

Totally Locally Limavady

For their first Fiver Fest, the folks in Limavady did brilliantly to showcase their local independent businesses, including one that offered 2 rounds of 18-hole football golf for a fiver!
We are absolutely thrilled to have won Best Newcomer in the Fivies! Thanks to all the support from Totally Locally, taking part was easy. Our fantastic Fiver Fest businesses in Limavady put on brilliant offers and welcomed customers old and new through their doors. Having our first Fiver Fest under our belt, we would throughly recommend taking part. To anyone who is considering it – just do it!
Fiona, Causeway Coast & Glens Council

 

๐Ÿ† BEST ORGANISER ๐Ÿ†

Town Centre Champions – Bedford

Helen pretty much single-handedly organises Fiver Fest in Bedford, getting loads of businesses involved, documenting the offers and commissioned a handy map too! Be more like Helen.

 

๐Ÿ† BEST PHOTO๐Ÿ†

Cup & Saucer

Gail at Cup And Saucer Teas goes out of her way to organise Fiver Fest in her town of Clay Cross, she also loves taking part and spending ยฃ5’s with other businesses as shown by this photo, complete with one of our badges!

 

๐Ÿ† BEST SOCIAL MEDIA POST ๐Ÿ†

Hamiedog Menswear

Scott, owner of Hamiedog menswear in Whitley Bay is a dab hand at talking to camera, waxing lyrical about his shop but also Fiver Fest! He absolutely nailed the whole concept in this post, explaining why a fiver is so important to local businesses.
I was really pleased to win Best Social Media award during the first ever Fiver Fest Awards earlier this month. The Fiver Fest concept is a great idea by Totally Locally and has been given a very warm welcome in Whitley Bay.
Scott, Hamiedog

 

๐Ÿ† BEST SUPPORT ๐Ÿ†

Your World Financial Services

World Financial Services withdrew a bunch of fivers and closed their office over a few lunchtimes to specifically head out to spend them during their town’s first Fiver Fest and support their nearby independent businesses! We also love their ‘Closed’ sign.
Thanksย Totally Locallyย for the awardย and the recognition. It was a fantastic event and we loved playing our part.
Your World Financial Services

 

๐Ÿ† MOST CREATIVE DISPLAY ๐Ÿ†

In Faversham

The folks in Faversham really go to town.. figuratively AND literally… to promote their Fiver Fest with their bike festooned with manner of posters, bunting and t-shirted helpers.
What is nice about these awards is that they are so varied. Awards for marketing campaigns, for fundraising, for product, for customer service, for results and for working within the community. Both at a local and national level.

To see In Faversham be given an award for “Most Creative Display” by Totally Locally is one we are very proud of. It may not have a shiny trophy or a glitzy awards evening, but it’s about being part of something that is at the heart of what we do, working with our community and supporting our fellow business owners.

Thanks guys, this means a lot.

Shore Way Marketing

 

๐Ÿ† MOST IMAGINATIVE PHOTO ๐Ÿ†

The Beat and Track

As Fiver Fest participants and independent record store “The Beat and Track” of Sherborne noted, ยฃ5 for a pair of Rock socks and a tote bag!!??……itโ€™s a steal! ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป This photo made us giggle but we hope the hooded thief didn’t make off without paying for at least one Fiver Fest deal.

 

๐Ÿ† MOST INVENTIVE FIVER FEST OFFER ๐Ÿ†

Wild Story Connections

There have been some fabulously varied Fiver Fest offers this time round but a ghost story for a fiver is one of the most unusual! For just ยฃ5, a family could enjoy a slightly spooky storytelling in Burntisland, Scotland.

 

๐Ÿ† MOST INVENTIVE FIVER FEST OFFER ๐Ÿ†

Joy Aitken School of Dancing

Offers were so interesting this time that we had to award 2 for the Most Inventive category. Joy Aitken School in Kinghorn offered a series of energetic classes including Highland Dancing!

 

๐Ÿ† TOTALLY LOCALLY CHOICE ๐Ÿ†

Grainger Market

Chris was visiting Newcastle one day so popped into Grainger’s Market to check out their Fiver Fest and he was bowled over by their efforts! There were offers every direction he turned and great displays using posters and photocopied five pound notes. The photos of each market stall’s offers posted online really made us smile, everyone is just beaming and enjoying taking part.
We can’t start to explain how proud we are to get this award. What Chris and his team have created to support local business is outstanding and the Grainger Market traders who constantly get behind these events to support the market always make us proud. Well done everyone and thank you Totally Locally.
Robert Thompson, Market Inspector, Grainger Market