Craig Mackinlay MP is calling on small shopkeepers in South Thanet to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their local community.
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 Sunday 9 September via www.bestsmallshops.co.uk. A shortlist of 25 of the most impressive applications will be shortlisted by a panel made up of established representatives from the independent retail industry.
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 be invited to a Parliamentary Reception on the 13 November 2018 to meet their Member of Parliament and find out who will be crowned the Best Small Shop for 2018.
Craig Mackinlay MP commented:
“The Best Small Shops Competition is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the array of lovely small shops we have in Cliftonville, Broadstairs and St Peter’s, Ramsgate, Sandwich and the villages.
“The South Thanet constituency has a real opportunity to make the shortlist and so I call on our local small shopkeepers to enter this competition.”