WEDDING caterers from a village near Devizes took top prize in a competition organised by a directory set up to help brides and grooms to be.

George Goes Out was named as business of the year in the Whitewed Directory Awards held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Swindon.

Other winners were: Start-up business of the year: MK Hair & Beauty, Pewsey; most inspiring business person of the year, Fluffy Puffin, Calne; peers award, Wendy House Flowers, Lyneham and director’s award; Holly Robinson Jewellery, Swindon and Willoughby & Wolf, Marlborough.

Whitewed director Natalie Lovett said: “I am so thrilled for our six Whitewed award winners, they beat off stiff competition as the standard of entries was so very high.

“To win is a great accolade. Congratulations too, to those companies who made the shortlist. This was a great achievement due to the extremely high standard of all entries.

“Whitewed was a tiny seed of an idea that I had 10 years ago.We have taken the local wedding industry by storm.