Posted: 05/08/2019

Entries open for Britain’s Best Small Shop 2019

The annual search to find Britain’s Best Small Shop has begun, with entries now open to indie retailers. 

The Mainstreet Trading Company

The competition – managed by the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) – is open to any UK independent retailer selling goods or services to the public.

Entries opened on 4th July to coincide with Independent’s Day, the national campaign to celebrate the UK’s indie retailers. 

Specialist food shops have done well in the past, with deli, café and bookshop The Mainstreet Trading Company [pictured, left] taking home the title of Britain’s Best Small Shop last year. While York-based Hunters of Helmsley received the top honour in 2015. 

Aside from completing an online entry form, entrants will have to promote the benefits of their retail offering to consumers via a public-facing listing on the Indie Retail website with the initial selection being voted on by consumers. 

Submissions close at 8am on Monday 9th September.

The shortlisted retailers will be invited to attend a reception at the Houses of Parliament in November to meet MPs and trade representatives before the winners are announced.

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