Wera Hobhouse MP is calling on Bath’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in our 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.
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.
Shopkeepers can nominate their businesses until Sunday 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.
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 the 13th November 2018 to meet their Member of Parliament and find out who will be crowned the Best Small Shop for 2018.
Entries for this competition close on Sunday the 9th of September. So not long!
Wera said: “We have so many wonderful small shops in Bath that deserve to be celebrated for their contribution to our community, and the valuable role they play in our city. I know that so many of our small shops would be so well received, so I hope as many of you as possible decide to enter.”