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MoT test centre revs up to claim top trade gong

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 23, 2013

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A MOTOR test centre has come out top in a national competition for the best loved business in the UK.

Alans Test Centre, in Wetmore Road, Burton, was declared the most loved business in The Best of Burton awards and also managed to storm to the top of the national leader board in its category of MoT test centres.

The Best of Burton highlights the best businesses in the area and are entered onto the website through nominations only. The award ceremony in Burton was judged on the 14 days of Love Campaign which invites people to leave testimonials to businesses.

Mark Ambler, owner’s son and manager of Alans Test Centre, said: “It is great to be the most loved business in Burton. We also came first in the MoT test centres category nationally and 66th out of the top 100 businesses in the UK. “It is great. We have just got to get more testimonials next year so we can win by more.

“It is web-based advertising that lists all businesses in Burton and the only way that you can advertise in it is if you are backed up by customer reviews and testimonials.

“This is the first time we had entered and we will be entering next year. I think we won because we are good at what we do, and we are honest.”

In second place for Burton’s most loved business was Tony & Guy hairdressers, while charity Me & Dee came third.

Animals at Home was the most loved business in the pet shops and pet supplies category and came second nationally, while Kiddie Winks Day Nursery, in Eastern Avenue, Stretton, came third nationally in the most loved day nursery.

Jane Hadfield, director of Best of Burton, said: “I would like to say how proud we are that our businesses have done so well, both nationally and locally and it is a great accolade to be in the top three businesses in Burton.”

Best in Burton recommendations can be made at www.thebestof.co.uk/burton-on-trent or by calling 01283 591121.

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