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Gavin Newlands MP encourages small shops to enter Best Small Shops Competition

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, is calling on small shopkeepers in Renfrewshire to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their local 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 can nominate their businesses until Sunday 9th September via 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.

The shortlisted small shops will be invited to a Parliamentary Reception on the 13th November 2018 to meet their Member of Parliament and find out who will be crowned the Best Small Shop for 2018.

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said:

“Renfrewshire has a number of fantastic small shops that make a real difference to our communities and local economy.

“Sometimes we take these businesses for granted but this competition is an opportunity to highlight the fantastic small shops that are based in the towns and villages across Renfrewshire.

“I’m encouraging small shops in my constituency to enter the UK Best Small Shops Competition.”

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