Best Small Shop Competition open for Indie's

21 July 2020

The Best Small Shops competition 2020 - new award category

The Indie Retail, Best Small Shops Competition has relaunched post lockdown celebrating the return of all Independent Retailers.

This year's competition has been revised to better reflect the current retail climate. Judges will be seeking entries from independent retailers that are demonstrating specific innovation to combat the impact of COVID-19 in a new award category sponsored by booost, the loyalty, gifting and promotions app.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Specific innovation to combat the impact of COVID-19
  • Safety of staff and customers was maintained
  • How the business diversified to maintain trading
  • If the shop was enfroced to close what strategies were adopted to continue trading
  • Plans put in place to retain communications with the local community
  • Initiatives to reach a new customer base

Take a look at competition entry guidance here.

Entries for all award categories in this year's competition close on September 11th 2020. Click on the button below to enter your business and be in for a chance to be crowned Best Small Shop of 2020!

Who can enter?

To enter the competition shops needed to:

  • Be an independent retailer, 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, bricks and mortar premises in the UK
  • To have a listing on the Indie Retail directory. If you don't already have a listing you can create one for free here
  • Please note: Each Competition entry is for one retail outlet only e.g. not a chain of outlets. Only one entry is allowed per business.

For all competition details and how to enter, visit the Indie Retail website here.