Small Shops Competition 2019

Feb 2 2019

Entries to the competition need to be submitted before Monday 9th September 2019 at 3pm .

Independent retailers from all retail sectors across the UK are invited to enter the Best Small Shops competition 2019, with 25 of the most impressive applications shortlisted and invited to attend the Best Small Shops reception in November 2019.

Competition entrants will be challenged with promoting the benefits of their retail offering to consumers with the initial selection process being voted on by the general public on this website (via a shops listing here).

The most successful applications selected over 10 weeks of consumer voting will go forward to an industry panel and formal review, to select the shortlist for the reception event held in the House of Commons on Tuesday November 5 2019.


  • It’s free to enter! Any independent retailer based in the UK can enter the competition
  • Free promotion. Every business who enters the competition will be displayed on the Indie Retail directory raising customer awareness throughout the UK
  • Shortlisted retailers are invited to attend a reception in the House of Commons Terrace Pavilion on the 5th of November where the winner will be awarded the title of Best Small Shop 2019

What next?

Once you’ve submitted your entry you’ll be able to download the Best Small Shops logo to display on your website. The logo will link directly back to your shop listing on this site. When posting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter ensure you tag Indie Retail and use the hashtag #BestSmallShops for a chance to get reposted!

Remind your consumers to vote. Once you have entered the competition you’ll need to encourage your customers to show their appreciation for your shop by voting for you on your shop listing which can be found here.

Voting closes on Thursday 12th September 2019.

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