Kate is calling on Trafford’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their 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 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 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 Tuesday 5 November 2019 to find out who will be crowned the Best Small Shop for 2019.
Kate said, “It’s great to have so many fabulous small shops to choose from locally, with fabulous new places opening up all the time.
“I’d urge as many shops a possible to apply for the Best Small Shop Award, so businesses in our area can get the recognition that they deserve.”