The Grind, Spennymoor, named best café in the constituency of Bishop Auckland..
Dehenna Davison MP’s latest competition to find Bishop Auckland’s best café has brewed hot competition, with residents voting for their top café.
The Grind, who made it through nominations, the top ten and saw off hot competition in the last round of the final five, were crowned the winners by Dehenna Davison on Small Business Saturday.
Beating over 30 other nominations, commenting Dehenna said,
“We received over 100 nominations for the constituency’s best café, and the competition was incredibly close. Every business in Bishop Auckland is incredible, and are cafés are no exception to this. A huge well done to every café with a nomination, as well as those who got through to the final ten and then five.
“So many came out to nominate and support their local cafés, and it was great to see such a strong support across our communities. Of course, there can only be one winner and my congratulations go to The Grind, a fantastic Spennymoor based business. I look forward to visiting them to give their award on Small Business Saturday this week.”
With the aim of highlighting the range of fantastic local business across the constituency of Bishop Auckland, MP Dehenna Davison launched the competition earlier this year calling for residents to support and nominate their favourite business.
Reacting to the news, David at the Grind said:
“Firstly, we’d like to thank our lovely customers who have supported us since we first opened our doors during lockdown 2020, and to this day we continue to be amazed by the support of our local community. Through word of mouth, our reputation has spread across the region and beyond. This also couldn’t have been possible without our exceptional team who give their all to ensure a fantastic customer experience. We are honoured to win the Best Café award amongst such tough competition, but it is great to see so many small local businesses still thriving during what are very difficult times. Long may that continue.”
Luke Allan Holmes, Durham County Councillor for Spennymoor also said:
“Using our local businesses is critical to building a stronger local economy and helping our high streets to be more resilient, which is needed now more than ever before. Competitions like this not only celebrate the amazing businesses we have, but also raise awareness of the importance of shopping local.
“I’m thrilled that the Grind has won, they’re a fantastic local business and I always enjoy my visits there. Great local businesses, combined with the ongoing regeneration work, is making a big difference to Spennymoor. A difference which has been needed for a very long time.”