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HSBC UK Let's ride Edinburgh is back on Sunday the 22nd September with a free cycling festival!

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4 Sep 2019 | 1 comment

It's not too late to enter the Best Small Shops Competition!

3 Sep 2019

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IRC confirms Westminster for Best Small Shops competition reception

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The Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) have confirmed the Best Small Shops competition reception will be held in the House of Commons later this year on the 5th of November! The competition closes at 3pm on Monday the 9th of September and a shortlist of the most impressive applicants will be invited to attend the competition reception in the House of Commons Terrace Pavilion on the 5th of November, where they will have the opportunity to meet with trade representatives and other shortlisted retailers, before the winner and runners up are announced.


For 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 at indieretail.uk.


The 25 most successful applicants 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. Competition entrants will need to succinctly showcase their proposition to consumers, outline areas of community engagement, alongside innovation and development plans for their business over the coming years.

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Best Small Shops Weekly Vote Results

Stay updated with the Best Small Shop consumer rankings by visiting the page here! Encourage your consumers to vote for you by promoting your entry both in-store and online which can be found under your listing on the directory here. Current standings for the consumer voting as of this week can be seen in the image below! Voting closes on the 12th of September.

 

 

 

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