A TRAIL-BLAZING business offering "style and luxury" touches for children's events is celebrating after being hailed as among the best.

The Little Dining Club, based in Southend, has been named the best children’s business in the 2024 Muddy Stilettos Regional Awards, which honour the best independent lifestyle businesses across the country.

Owner Megan Neve launched the Little Dining Club just 15 months ago, providing bespoke furniture - mainly tables and chairs - for events to cater young children.

They match to any theme for any event.

Megan, who was delighted with the award, said: "It was an incredible feeling to even make it to the regional finals, let alone winning the award.

“Thank you to the Muddy Stiletto Awards for the opportunity and recognition, and to everyone who voted for us.

"The Little Dining Club will wear this title with pride, honour, and gratitude.”

The company was set up following Megan's own experience in planning parties for her children.

She said: " I wanted them to have a special and practical space to sit, eat and chat with their friends, and so the Little Dining Club was born.

“Little ones love being able to do things for themselves and our child-sized furniture gives them the freedom and opportunity to be independent."