March 28, 2017

Kings Heath has only gone and done it again! Yes, the winners of the Birmingham What’s On Readers Choice Awards were announced this week, and we’re chuffed to share the fantastic news that not one, but TWO, amazing Kings Heath BID businesses brought home awards! 

Officially now the best indie store in the whole of Brum, homeware and fashion gurus, People Shop, were crowned the winner of the Best Independent Retail Store! They fought off some stiff competition, including the likes of Loki Wine, Vincent Van Doodle, Chochoute Luxury Chocolates, and more, to bring home the award, but it’s not hard to see why they won! For those of you who aren’t already huge fans of the store, People Shop is located on Poplar Road, and is bursting with all kinds of gorgeous handmade and handpicked items to make you and your home look lovely! Check out what the lovely Allison Sadler thought about winning the award here. Suddenly feel the need for some retail therapy? Visit them online or pop in store!

And there are no prizes for guessing who the winner of the Best Birmingham Music Venue was…Yep, it was everyone’s favourite haunt the Hare and Hounds! They beat Glee Club, the Jam House, mac, and the Roadhouse to bring home the title…but we knew they would, didn’t we?! Programming a diverse and exciting line up of established and up and coming artists all year round, you can always rely on the Hare to keep us entertained and up to date on the latest music and gigs. See what Adam Regan had to say about the win here. Check out what’s coming up at the Hare here.

Congratulations to both the People Shop and Hare and Hounds team on their success – both awards are thoroughly well-deserved! Keep on doing what you’re doing, flying the flag for indie businesses and representing Kings Heath as home of the independents! Here’s to many more years of success and awards here in Kings Heath!