Best Small Shops website.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Small Shops has launched a competition to find the best small shops around the country. The competition was launched to celebrate the contributions small shops make to the 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 have until Sunday 9th September to nominate their business 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.

Preet Kaur Gill MP said, "Small shops play a pivital role in communities up and down the country. This competition is a great way to showcase the positive impact they have, and I would encourage any small shops in my constituency to enter the competition."