Nominate the best small shops

The annual search to find Britain’s Best Small Shop, a competition managed by the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), is underway giving independent retailers the chance to showcase all that is special about their business to their local community and beyond.

The Best Small Shops competition celebrates, not only the commitment and creativity of entrepreneurial independent retailers on the UK's High Streets but also, the central role independent retailers play in building local communities.

Shortlisted retailers are invited to attend the reception at the House of Commons Terrace Pavilion on the 5th November where the winner will be awarded the title of Best Small Shop 2019.     

Last year’s competition had press coverage reaching 3.25m people, 600+ small shops were selected and submitted to the judging panel, with 25 of them shortlisted and invited to attend the reception along with 33 MP's.

So far I can see that Roasters, Seams and Dreams and 2 Wheels Only are registered but I know there's plenty more independent retailers out there.

It would be fantastic to see some of Tamworth's small shops winning awards and attending the event, so I urge you to nominate your favourite small independent local shops!

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