Dr Luke Evans, Member of Parliament for Bosworth is calling on the borough’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, which celebrate the successes of small shops and the central role they play in their local community, particularly in response to Covid-19.
Dr Luke said “We know that Hinckley and Bosworth is a borough which has many independent small shops that are very much the lifeblood of our local economy and make our towns and villages more interesting places to shop.
“In the past few weeks I’ve visited many of our independent retails as they come out of lockdown, they need us to support them now more than ever.
“I’m encouraging our small shopkeepers to enter The Best Small Shops Competition to promote the amazing offer that they provide to shoppers who both live here and travel to shop here.”
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 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 then be in with the chance to win one of five awards, including the newly launched award for small shops response to Covid-19.
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.