Gerald Jones, MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, is calling on local small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their local communities.
The Best Small Shops Competition is open to any small shop operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter, and all shops who enter will also be promoted to consumers through an online Indie Retail Directory.
Shopkeepers can nominate their businesses until Monday 9 September via www.bestsmallshops.co.uk. A shortlist of 25 of the most impressive applications will be shortlisted by a panel made up of established representatives from the independent retail industry.
The judges will be looking for evidence of small shops’ entrepreneurial spirit, ways that they have been innovative in their business and what they have done to have a lasting positive impact on their community.
The shortlisted small shops will be invited to a Parliamentary Reception on 5 November 2019 to meet their Member of Parliament and find out who will be crowned the Best Small Shop for 2019.
Submit your entry
The entries for 2019’s Best Small Shop competition are now open – enter at www.bestsmallshops.co.uk.
Entries close on Monday 9 September 2019.