Wera Hobhouse is calling on Bath's small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the successes of small shops and the central role they play in our local community, particularly in response to Covid-19.
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 Friday 11th September 2020 via www.bestsmallshops.co.uk. A shortlist will be announced in October with winners announced in November.
The judges will be looking for evidence of a small shop's 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 then be in with the chance to win one of five awards, including the newly launched award for small shops response to Covid-19.
Wera Hobhouse said:
"Bath's small shops are one of the most treasured elements of our beautiful and distinctive city. From Larkhall, Widcombe, Chelsea Road, Walcot Street, Moorland Road, the city centre and beyond, Bath's unique small shops are highly valued by locals and visitors alike. Many of them have been community mainstays during the pandemic, going above and beyond to serve our residents in creative and thoughtful ways. Please give your favourite small shop the recognition it deserves by nominating it in the Best Small Shops Competition."
Submit your entry
The entries for 2020’s Best Small Shop competition are now open. Submit your entry at www.bestsmallshops.co.uk.
Entries close on Friday 11th September 2020.
More entry guidance is available here.
*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.
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