Rewarding the very best the web has to offer, the shortlist represents a selection of useful sites and apps with something for everyone.

The eagerly anticipated themission Good Web Guide Awards are back with a bang for its tenth year. And to mark a decade curating outstanding contributions to the digital world from across the Internet, our stellar line-up of judges’ edit is in and it’s official: 2019’s shortlist is our most exciting yet.

LUXURY



Jessica McCormack
jessicamccormack.com
Jessica McCormack is a London based diamond jeweller known for her distinctive aesthetic merging traditional Georgian techniques, modern and antique diamonds with contemporary design. Handcrafted in-house, her designs effortlessly fit into her clients’ jewellery wardrobes, to be worn today and passed down from one generation to the next.

Sharvell Property
sharvellproperty.com
Sharvell Property is a contemporary boutique estate agency operating in the Cotswolds, with traditional values. It provides a bespoke service tailored to you and your home; combining beautiful marketing and local knowledge with an outstanding commitment to its clients.

Teddy Maximus
teddymaximus.com
Teddy Maximus offers a wide range of products each inspired by fun, luxury British style. From beautiful Liberty Print florals to Shetland Wool and of course the iconic dog motif aka 'the Signature Print'. So whether you have a City pooch or a Country loving hound you'll find practical and thoughtful designs you'll want to treasure.

FASHION



Dundas London
dundaslondon.com
The Dundas shirt is the perfect way to dress down stylishly – designed to combine easy going style with classic British tailoring.

HURR
hurrcollective.com
Fashion is a vast industry that impacts people and the planet. HURR has established a way to partner people and technology to deliver a streamlined rental process that connects forward thinking women, allowing them to share their wardrobes and take even better care of the planet we all love.

Isabelle Fox
isabellefox.com
With its ethos rooted in uncomplicated sophistication, Isabelle Fox is a fashion brand for the modern woman. Founder Isabelle Waring established the label in 2016 after seeing a gap in the market for timeless silhouettes with a contemporary sensibility.

NavyGrey
navygrey.co
Inspired by the past. Recreated for today. A knitwear collection of seven styles, each one made from the highest quality, sustainable wool yarn that surpasses trends, transcends generations and with the right care, can last a lifetime.

Riley Studio
riley.studio
Gender-neutral wardrobe staples, that are kind on the planet.

Stripe & Stare
stripeandstare.com/
Its mission is to continue to make the most comfortable knickers in the world! It has now expanded into a range of foundation and Lounge wear. All made from sustainably sourced, super soft Modal.

CHILDREN



Alex & Alexa
alexandalexa.com
The Net-A-Porter of children’s fashion

Blue Brontide
bluebrontide.com
Tableware, toys and more . . .built to last, made for keeps & designed to be passed down the family gathering memories & character along the way!

Kidpix
kidpix.uk
An online shopping platform for leading independent children’s brands, providing an innovative way to discover emerging and established brands from across the globe and shop multiple boutiques in one smooth transaction.

Purple Dragon
purpledragonplay.com
Purple Dragon is the world’s best family club – a place where families can escape the stresses of big urban centres and enjoy effortless, guilt-free, family time together.

The Modern Nursery
themodernnursery.com
An award winning, aspirational and social lifestyle store showcasing contemporary nursery décor, furniture and toys for the modern family.

HOME & GARDEN



Audenza
audenza.com
Audenza is founded by three colourful women passionate about empowering others to have the courage to fearlessly embrace their own interiors style and to design a truly fabulous home.

Farrow & Ball
farrow-ball.com
The renowned British manufacturer of paints and wallpapers that are largely based upon historic colour palettes and archives. The names of the colours, such as Elephant's Breath, are as eagerly anticipated as the paints themselves.

Marian Boswall
marianboswall.com
Marian Boswall Landscape Architects is a leading design practice with a reputation for creating beautiful places, often in historic or sensitive settings. Multi award winning projects range from large trusts and estates to private gardens and public or charitable institutions. In 2019 MBLA won the Society of Garden Designers’ Grand Award (the winner of winners) and Large Residential Garden award.

FOOD & DRINK



Borough Kitchen
boroughkitchen.com
Catering to the urban at-home chef to provide everything that’s needed for entertaining, from the kitchen to the table. The company believes in cooking and eating together - whether having friends around for a Saturday night supper or family around for a roast lunch.

La Bandiera
labandieraoliveoil.com
La Bandiera is an award-winning, organic, single-estate, extra virgin olive oil produced in Italy and managed in London.

Wine Cellar Door
winecellardoor.co.uk and app
If you like a glass of wine, are interested in local food and drink, or want to support real businesses run by real people, you’re in the right place. Find UK vineyards closest to your chosen location, whether you are looking for a day out, just to taste some local wines or even a venue for a wedding. Search for vineyards meeting the criteria that matter to you - it could be for a weekend away, somewhere you can take the dog, or just somewhere to enjoy a bite to eat overlooking vines.

TRAVEL



Ellis Brigham
ellis-brigham.com
Since 1933, Ellis Brigham has been helping customers connect with the outdoors, from advising on their first pair of walking boots or preparing for a Himalayan expedition. Explore the Discover section for gear advice, blogs, nationwide events, and great competitions.

GoApe
goape.co.uk
From tree-to-tree crossings, 3km zip treks, nets 30 feet above the forest floor and heavy duty all-terrain Segway on spectacular off-road trails we have all the adventure boxes ticked. Whether you’re a thrill seeker or after quality family fun come and put a smile on your face, get the wind in your hair and make some memories to last a lifetime.

HolidayPirates
holidaypirates.com
HolidayPirates is one of Europe’s fastest growing, free-to-use, travel search platforms and apps, providing users with the best value for money international travel deals. Since its inception in 2012, the company has grown into an entity that can boast 35 million monthly visits (sessions), over 10 million app downloads, and has launched services across ten countries and seven different languages.

Insight Guides
insightguides.com
Book customised trips with unique experiences, created by local travel experts

Verve Rally
ververally.com
Verve Rally offers a wide range of GT/Supercar experiences across Europe where you can bring your car or hire one.

PROPERTY



Light Locations
lightlocations.com
Light Locations rents beautiful locations to the film and photographic industry. It takes pride in providing only the best, most stylish photo shoot locations in the UK by keeping its portfolio to a manageable size.

Sharvell Property
sharvellproperty.com
Sharvell Property is a contemporary boutique estate agency operating in the Cotswolds, with traditional values. It provides a bespoke service tailored to you and your home; combining beautiful marketing and local knowledge with an outstanding commitment to our clients.

Sq. One Real Estate
sqonerealestate.com
Sq. One Real Estate is a property consultancy, offering a very different viewing experience for both the B2B and B2C markets. The website is focussed on lifestyle and not static like so many property based sites are.

The Collective
thecollective.com
Discover co-living buildings designed to connect and inspire you, through shared spaces and experiences. We’re reimagining renting so you can live your best life.

USEFUL



AnyJunk
anyjunk.co.uk
AnyJunk is reinventing bulky waste collection with technology and has grown to become the UK’s largest operator and undertake around 2,000 clearances per week.

Bob Books
bobbooks.co.uk
The go-to site for personalised photobooks, calendars or wall art for cherishing precious moments.

Clothes Doctor
clothes-doctor.com
Digital startup offering clothing repairs, customisation and alterations across the UK, along with eco-friendly clothing care products

Rough Guides
roughguides.com
A leading travel publisher known for its “tell it like it is” attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing.

BUSINESS/CORPORATE



Elixirr
elixirr.com
Elixirr is a different type of consultancy helping clients change the game in their industries. The consultancy delivers traditional strategy, transformation and organisational change programmes, but what is special about what it does is that innovation underpins it all, making the advice anything but traditional.

Peters Fraser + Dunlop
petersfraserdunlop.com
Peters Fraser + Dunlop is one of the longest-established literary and talent agencies in London. It develops industry-leading work in the fields of literature, film, television, radio, audio, public speaking, digital platforms and journalism.

SoBold
sobold.co.uk
A dynamic, London-based agency, specialising in website design and development. With a client-focused team, it aims to be a natural extension of your business. Clients include etoro, Knight Frank, Transport for London, Co-work.

STARTUPS



Ganghut
ganghutmedia.com
The platform economy is an exhilarating game changer. A new way to do business, where access trumps assets and experiences are valued over ownership. From a gang of experts who intrinsically understand how a two-sided marketplace works. Who know how, when and where to communicate with both audiences. In this new world, Ganghut can help new ideas take shape and take off.

Pretty Special
prettyspecialfashion.com
Pretty Special was launched as a creative and functional website to offer leather jackets that are just a little bit different. It’s a personal platform as well as a business where Journals are published to show the journey.

Sq. One Real Estate
sqonerealestate.com
Sq. One Real Estate is a property consultancy, offering a very different viewing experience for both the B2B and B2C markets. The website is focussed on lifestyle and not static like so many property based sites are.

Storcx
storcx.com
Storcx is the go to personalised money pooling website, enabling everyone to attain luxuries they have always wanted by clubbing in together for a present, event or holiday.

EDUCATION



Brambletye
brambletye.com
A co-educational boarding and day school for children aged 2½ – 13 in the heart of the Sussex countryside

British Council: Learning Time with Timmy
britishcouncil.org/english/timmy
The British Council and Academy Award®-winning Aardman animation studios bring you Learning Time with Timmy. This innovative learning experience includes courses, apps and a video series to help children aged two to six learn English.

School Notices
schoolnotices.co.uk
A secure digital platform for independent school parents to buy, sell, trade, rent and find internships or holiday work for their children.

HEALTH & BEAUTY



By Sarah
bysarahlondon.com
Sarah created her own plant-based blends to soothe her sister, Lauren's skin when she was recovering from leukaemia. From a full ingredient list on the front label, to a curated organic, plant-based collection and eco-friendly packaging, every aspect has been carefully designed to enhance your overall wellbeing and have a positive environmental impact.

Votary
votary.co.uk
Created by British make-up artist Arabella Preston, Votary’s luxurious products harness the natural power of plant oils and active ingredients.

Wildsmith
wildsmithskin.com
Radical botany is about a deeper connection to the natural world — believing in and being part of an interdependent, living system. it’s about new thinking and new ways of seeing things.

ETHICAL



Aspiga
aspiga.com
Recently dubbed one of the best and most stylish sustainable fashion brands by The Telegraph. Aspiga started off as a business selling the beautiful hand beaded sandals Lucy had found the locals making. It now also sells dresses, beachwear and accessories.

Dilli Grey
dilligrey.com
Dilli Grey is an ethical lifestyle collection of Indian-inspired, artisanal clothing and homewares - creating beautiful, considered products in a mindful way.

Sherpa Adventure Gear
sherpaadventuregear.co.uk
A small brand with a great big heart, and every authentic garment it makes —for trekking, travelling and exploring the world— reflects its Himalayan homeland.

SMALL BUSINESS



Bob Books
bobbooks.co.uk
The go-to site for personalised photobooks, calendars or wall art for cherishing precious moments.

The Department Store for the Mind
deptstoreforthemind.com
The Department Store for the Mind is a place to explore the world inside your head: a vast and unique terrain of thoughts, ideas, emotions and memories. It designs homeware, gifts, stationery and prints that enable a deeper human connection. Our products inspire simple actions so that you may be content with yourself and live well.

Yawn
loveyawn.com
British brand launched in 2014 and born out of founder Alice Whiteley’s busy life as a working mother and management consultant. Alice teamed up with co-founders, designers Philip Koh and Roly Grant, to build a pyjama/loungewear brand that focused on helping women to slow down.

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY



GUARDHOG
guardhog.com
Insurance for the sharing economy. GUARDHOG is dedicated to growing the peer-to-peer economy and is achieving this through the delivery of innovative and technology driven insurance solutions.

MyBespokeRoom
mybespokeroom.com
Gives easy access to professional bespoke room design at an affordable price via its team of qualified and professional interior designers help you create your perfect home, in your style and in your budget.

Qynn
qynn.co.uk
Qynn is the world’s foremost provider of corporate insight & information on the unlisted UK SME market.

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA



Air & Grace
airandgracelondon.com
Created by women, for women, Air & Grace make ‘astonishingly comfortable’* shoes that quite simply look amazing.

HolidayPirates
holidaypirates.com
HolidayPirates is one of Europe’s fastest growing, free-to-use, travel search platforms and apps, providing users with the best value for money international travel deals.

Jessica McCormack
jessicamccormack.com
Jessica McCormack is a London based diamond jeweller known for her distinctive aesthetic merging traditional Georgian techniques, modern and antique diamonds with contemporary design.

Tatty Devine
tattydevine.com
Go-to brand for original and fun statement jewellery! Born in 1999 in the heart of east London by founders Harriet and Rosie - fresh from art school and with “no intention of getting real jobs" - its jewellery soon achieved a cult following with fans that are still standing almost 20 years later.

The Modern Nursery
themodernnursery.com
An award winning, aspirational and social lifestyle store showcasing contemporary nursery décor, furniture and toys for the modern family.

Verve Rally
ververally.com
Verve Rally offers a wide range of GT/Supercar experiences across Europe where you can bring your car or hire one. This customer-focused service provides clients with an unparalleled holiday on wheels combining both luxury and fun.

CHARITY



Macintyre
macintyrecharity.org
Provides learning, support and care for more than 1,200 children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and/or autism, at more than 150 locations across England and Wales. The diverse range of services includes registered care homes, supported living, outreach, accredited training schemes and lifelong learning services, as well as a residential special school and further education provision.

Spoons
spoons.org.uk
Offers a range of support services for families both in neonatal units and within the community. Our outreach sessions are supported by health professionals and include paediatric first aid courses.

Tommys
tommys.org
Tommy’s believes that every baby lost is one too many. The charity funds and conducts pioneering research into the causes and prevention of baby loss and provides expert pregnancy information to make pregnancy safer for everyone, no matter who they are or where they live. 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE



Lisa Dawon Styling
lisadawsonstyling.com
Interior obsessed story addict, columnist at Real Homes, award winning blogger and workshop presenter.

Spacemasks
spacemasks.com
Known for their award winning eye masks, with endorsements from the likes of Grazia, Vogue, Tatler, The Times.

wearsmymoney
wearsmymoney.com
Kate Hiscox's fashion blog with weekly edits on trends or clothes that have caught her eye.

To see the Blogger Shortlist, click here.

November 2019