Henry Smith MP is calling on Crawley’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in the local community.
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 9th 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.
“This is a great opportunity for our town’s shopkeepers to nominate their business to win the Best Small Shops competition.
“We all know the importance of Crawley’s small shops in the community, and this is an opportunity for one of our businesses to gain national recognition.”
“The best of luck to all Crawley shops entering the competition!”
The judges will be looking for evidence of a 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 5th November and find out who will be crowned the Best Small Shop for 2019.
The entries for 2019’s Best Small Shop competition are now open. Submit your entry at www.bestsmallshops.co.uk.
Entries close on Monday 9th September 2019.
Notes to Editors:
For the purposes of the competition, a small shop is defined as a non-corporate business selling goods or services to the public for use or consumption rather than for resale, from a business rated premises in the UK.