Following the commencement of the nominations process for the BikeBiz Awards earlier this month, we’ll be highlighting each and every category from our list of expertly-curated accolades, designed to reflect the varied and vibrant nature of the sector: from prizes that honour local independents and distribution giants through to awards for innovative brands and those providing essential services to the industry including training, advocacy and beyond.
Today, we’re showcasing Best Independent Bike Dealer. Previous winners include Woodrup Cycles (2018), Velorution of London (2017), Tweeks Cycles (2015), Chevin Cycles, Otley (2014), Rutland Cycling (2013 and 2011) and Sigma Sport (2012).
Who should you nominate?
Any bricks and mortar bike retailer, or firm involved in the repair of bikes, with three stores or fewer.
Businesses will be judged on the quality of customer service and the range offered.
Nominees must provide a 200-word statement covering:
Their customer service policy
Their range of services and stock
What knowledge and skills their staff offer
Additional credit could include, but is not limited to IBDs which have:
Built a community around their store
Adopted disruptive and/or innovative retail strategies
Seen business growth over the last year
Been active in relevant cycling events over the last year
The 11th annual ceremony is returning to the Cycle Show at the NEC Birmingham on 12th September, in conjunction with the exhibitor after-party. Trade registrations are now live for the Cycle Show and will be free until 11th September, with entry on the door £15 per person without exception with proof of trade occupation (business card). Tickets for the Awards will be available shortly.
For sponsorship and promotion opportunities for the Awards, please contact Richard Setters.