A SELECTION of Basingstoke businesses walked away victorious at a regional awards scheme.

Muddy Stilettos Hampshire and Isle of Wight held its third awards with winners in 24 categories honoured at a ceremony in Lymington last month.

The awards celebrated local businesses with people across the country voting for their favourites from Match to May.

There were five winners from around the Basingstoke area which were, in the Jewellery Store category, Sofia’s Sweet Simplicity, Best Florist went to Stephanie Dunn of Rabbit & The Rose, Best Newcomer to Emma Hunt of Scrumptious Bakes by Emma, Best Beauty Salon to Karla Jones of The Beauty Rooms and Best Children’s Business to Allison Woolford of Tot Cross Buns.