Gym is only a few likes away from winning top accolade

A gym in Wellingborough is just a few clicks away from winning a national competition that promotes independent firms.

Fit4Her Ladies Boutique Gym has won the Wellingborough stage of the Independent of the Year competition and will now go forward to represent the town in the national stages of the contest.

The voting for the contest was conducted on Facebook, with the gym getting 823 votes, 177 ahead of second place and 720 more than the third placed business.

Lauren Jackson, who runs the Market Street-based business with her sister Beth Jackson, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won the local stage of Independent of the Year and are really looking forward to representing Wellingborough in the national finals. We hope we’ll do it proud.

“Our loyal customers have been amazing so far, voting for us in huge numbers, and we are asking them to do the same just one more time and give us the best possible chance of putting Wellingborough on the map.”

To vote in the national final visit, www.facebook.com/independentoftheyear.