Michael Gove MP is calling on Surrey Heath’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 that 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. 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 5th November 2019 to find out which will be crowned the Best Small Shop for 2019.
Michael Gove said:
“The are so many brilliant shops in Surrey Heath, and I encourage them to enter the Best Small Shops Competition. It is a wonderful way to celebrate and support our high streets.”