Entries for The Best Small Shops Competition close on Sunday 9th September 2018, with independent retailers from across the UK invited to enter before the deadline.
The 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.
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 and will be judged by an Independent Retailers Confederation panel.
The competition is free to enter and any independent retailer based in the UK can take part, but must have a listing on the Indie Retail directory.
The most impressive 25 applications will be shortlisted and invited to attend the Best Small Shops reception at the Houses of Parliament in Autumn.
The winner will then be awarded the title of Best Small Shop 2018.
After their entry is submitted shops will be able to download the Best Small Shops logo to display onto their website and their business will also appear in the Best Small Shops directory.