Press release – Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP calls on small businesses to enter nationwide contest for Best Small Shop

Aug 1, 2020 | Press Releases

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Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP is calling on Streatham’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, which recognises the central role played by local businesses in the community response to COVID-19. 

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 have until Friday 11th September 2020 to nominate their businesses via A shortlist will be announced in October with winners announced in November.   

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 then be in with the chance to win one of five awards, including the newly launched award for small shops response to Covid-19. 

Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Labour Member of Parliament for Streatham, said: 

“Small businesses aren’t just the lifeblood of the local economy, they’re the lifeblood of the Streatham community. 

The Best Small Shop competition is a great way to recognise the efforts of independent businesses in Streatham and across the country.” 


Notes to Editors:    

  1. For the purposes of the competition, a small shop is 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 premises in the UK. 
  1. Submission information: 
  • The entries for 2020’s Best Small Shop competition are now open. Submit your entry at  
  • Entries close on Friday 11th September 2020. 
  • More entry guidance is available here

For further information about this press release, please contact Ollie Collard, Communications Officer, Office of Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP at