Rob Butler MP: Let's celebrate local shopkeepers

Rob is calling for local shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the successes of small shops and the central role they play in their local community, particularly in response to Covid-19.

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.

The judges will be looking for evidence of 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 in with the chance to win one of five awards, including the newly launched award for small shops’ response to Covid-19.

Rob said:

“We have some fantastic shops in Aylesbury and the nearby villages, from bakeries to jewellers, delis to newsagents.

“Having spoken to owners and staff of many local firms throughout the coronavirus crisis, I know how hard they have worked to adapt their businesses and serve their communities.

“It would be brilliant if a local shop was recognised in the Best Small Shop competition for its outstanding work.”

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.

Notes to Editors:

*For the purposes of the competition, a small shop is defined as a non-corporate business selling goods or services to the public for use or consumption rather than for resale, from a business rated premises in the UK.