Stevenage MP encourages celebration of independent retailers through shops competition

PUBLISHED: 09:18 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 09:18 07 August 2020

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland is encouraging independent retailers like Stevenage Family Butchers at The Oval to enter the Best Small Shops competition. Picture: Courtesy of Stephen McPartland's office

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland is encouraging independent retailers like Stevenage Family Butchers at The Oval to enter the Best Small Shops competition. Picture: Courtesy of Stephen McPartland's office

Archant

Entry is open to a competition recognising independent retailers for their central role as the lifeblood of our high streets.

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland is encouraging shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops competition, run by the British Independent Retailers’ Association.

He said: “Our small shops form the backbone of our local communities, always a kind word and time for a chat with their customers.

You may also want to watch:

“Brilliant shops kindly donate to community events year after year.

“During lockdown, a lot of small shops have stayed open to help look after our community and care for their customers, especially the elderly and more vulnerable.

“I am proud we have so many wonderful small shops locally and want to help them celebrate what they mean to us, so enter the competition.”

All entries are promoted in the online Indie Retail directory. To enter, visit bestsmallshops.co.uk by September 11.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Comet. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Most Read

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Most Read

Latest from the The Comet