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The 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards

24th April - 22nd May 2019

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Oojamaflick Filmmaker

Muddy says: Specialising in creative short films for social media, this Oxfordshire-based company has your stylish content covered.

Filmakers

Lily’s Luxury Retreat, 5* hotel for cats

Muddy says: Lily's Luxury Retreat is a family-run, five-star boutique 'hotel' for cats just 30 minutes from Heathrow airport. Book 'em in and head off on your hols!

Pet Services

The Creative Duck

Muddy says: The Creative Duck offers workshops, talks, SEO training and all sort of practical business help to its community of creatives in and around Henley. They've even created a stylish online store to help their clients sell their goodies.

Courses

Pickle Marketing

Muddy says: Lisa and her super skilled team are your go-to if the mere thought of running your business’ marketing gives you the shakes.

Courses

Lyn Shields Design

Muddy says: If you're looking for a fantastic, experienced graphic designer across a range of media Lyn Shields, who has previously designed for the RSC, Blackwell's and The British Museum, is your woman.

Graphic Designers

Canapease

Muddy says: As someone who spends parties shamelessly hanging around the kitchen to get first dibs on the canapés, I've got a lot of love for these Chesham luxe nibble workshops.

Cookery Courses

A Gentleman’s Question

Muddy says: A concierge service that can help your man be the ultimate gentleman, never forgetting a special occasion, whisking you off to amazing events and generally helping his, and in turn, your life be more luxurious and less stressful. Sign him up now!

Concierges

Coffin Mew

Muddy says: Expert legal advice from down-to-earth, approachable and knowledgeable lawyers across the South of England with its Oxfordshire office in Wantage.

Lawyers

Oxford Junior Rowing Course

Muddy says: Rowing isn't a sport that many kids get to try, but a great sport for fitness as well as building confidence, determination and resilience, and these courses by OJRC aim to deliver on all counts.

Activity Days

Shampooch

Muddy says: Want a clean, groomed, polished doggy who doesn't leave a trail of dirt round your house? Shampooch is a City & Guilds Professional Dog Groomer no less and loves nothing more than pimping your pet!

Pet Services

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Wendy Aldiss Photography

Muddy says: Specialising in wedding reportage, Wendy Aldiss creates characterful, natural and beautiful photography that captures all the emotion of the day.

Photography

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West Oxfordshire Academy of Performing Arts

Muddy says: An inclusive, friendly, go-the-extra-mile performing arts school for children and adults in Witney.

Activity Days

Tessa Lamb

Muddy says: With 40% of houses not making it to the open market we'd like super-pro local property search agent Tessa Lamb on our side next time we're looking to move within Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Hampshire.

Property Search

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Carola Moon Portraits

Muddy says: We're impressed by South Oxfordshire photographer Carola Moon. Her before-and-after transformational portraiture is empowering and beautiful, and would make an ideal gift, personal commission or a work portrait.

Portraiture Photographers

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Be In Art

Muddy says: Super-relaxed, mindful art classes (where you don't need to be Picasso to participate) with a side-order of life coaching. Our kinda combo.

Courses

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Oxford University Department for Continuing Education

Muddy says: It's never too late to learn a new skill or gain a fresh interest - and where best to harvest it than at Oxford University's Department of Continuing Education, available for all?

Courses

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Your Organisational Angel

Muddy says: This Oxfordshire-based decluttering expert won't boss you around or bully you into throwing away your treasured possessions. Empathetic and gentle, Lesley Beattie is all about mindful organisation.

Lifestyle Management

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Retreat for Mothers

Muddy says: Frazzled mothers rejoice! Come and hide out here and let someone look after you for a change.

Courses

The Writers’ Greenhouse

Muddy says: Planning on being the next Philip Pullman? These Oxford-based creative writing courses could be just the ticket.

Courses

TechPixies

Muddy says: Need to brush up your digital skills to boost your career? Oxford-based TechPixies have courses for that.

Courses

Block9 Display

Muddy says: I used this printing company for my business and was mightily impressed. Fast, efficient and friendly, Block9 Display print signs, banners, A-boards, feather flags, mobile exhibition units, posters and graphics. Happy to recommend.

Printers

Messy Moo Organised Lifestyle

Muddy says: Patience aplenty from Messy Moo's Louise, formerly both a nurse and a teacher, as she prises your clutter away. Her company declutters, home stages for selling (good idea, no?), helps with moving house, home styling & wardrobe sorting.

Lifestyle Management

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Elliott and Powell

Muddy says: Stunning, stylised portraiture from an award-winning international photographer and producer, based in the Home Counties and London. No need to say cheese, this is class all the way.

Portraiture Photographers

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Henley Move Consultants

Muddy says: Moving house can be a right old palaver but Henley Move Consultants are to here to help with their spiffy bespoke move management packages.

Lifestyle Management

923 Jobs

Muddy says: A local recruitment agency with a refreshing specialism in professional jobs with flexible working hours.

Recruitment

rclm

Muddy says: Who'd like a lifestyle PA to sort out all those pesky chores? Er, YES! rclm is a bespoke lifestyle management & personal concierge business covering Henley & the surrounding area.

Lifestyle Management

BarrKitchens Ltd

BarrKitchens is a bespoke kitchen design, manufacture and installation company with a team of skilled cabinetmakers, joiners, fitters and decorators. From individual designs, every kitchen is built in-house from scratch with the highest quality fittings throughout...

Carpentry

Caroline Päkel, Coach & Mentor

Muddy says: Feeling a bit 'whatever' about life, love, work, everything? It's definitely worth bending the experienced, patient ear of life coach and mentor Caroline Pakel.

Lifestyle Management

BarrJoinery

BarrJoinery are specialists in the production of bespoke windows, doors and furniture. Manufactured on site in a 3000 square foot workshop below our offices, each item is tailor made to our customers’ needs and specification...

Carpentry

StuartBarr CDR

StuartBarr has remarkably developed over the last 15 years from a sole trading carpenter and joiner to a professional construction team of 50 plus. Covering a breadth of projects from small contracts through to renovations of all sizes, new builds, listed building projects both domestic and commercial, the company holds each and every trade in-house ranging from ground workers through to decorators...

Carpentry

Your Print Solution

Muddy says: A professional and personable printing company in High Wycombe that I've used for all things Muddy ever since I started the blog in 2012. Happy to recommend them.

Printers

Paul Wilkinson Photography

Muddy says: Happy couple to-be? Get ready to do a happy (first) dance. Le Manoir's official photographer can be at your beck-and-call, too.

Photography

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