The Best Small Shops Competition celebrates the commitment and creativity of entrepreneurial independent retailers on the UK’s High Streets and the central role they play in building local communities.
In the current retail landscape many corporate retailers are struggling, but independent retailers have the opportunity to fill this gap by offering customers specialist knowledge, products and customer service. The Best Small Shops competition is a chance to celebrate this unique industry and show customers what makes small shops so special.
Independent retailers from all retail sectors across the UK are invited to enter the competition, with 25 of the most impressive applications shortlisted and invited to attend the Best Small Shops reception in Autumn 2018.
Judging will be based upon a shop’s entrepreneurial activities, their impact within the community and innovation in their business. Entries must be succinct, reflecting business marketing skills. Entries will be judged by an Independent Retailers Confederation panel.
Why enter the competition?
Any independent retailer based in the UK can enter the competition free of charge and will be
displayed on the Indie Retail directory. Shortlisted retailers are invited to attend a reception in Autumn 2018 where the winner will be awarded the title of Best Small Shop 2018
To enter the competition you will need to be an independent retailer – 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. You will also need to have a listing on the Indie Retail directory and to submit your entry by Sunday September 9 2018
Once you’ve submitted your entry you’ll be able to download the Best Small Shops logo to display on your website. The logo will link directly back to you shop listing on this site.