The Independent Retailersâ€™ Confederation (IRC), a group of multi-sector trade organisations representing over 100,000 indie retailers throughout the UK, has announced a special category in its search to find Britainâ€™s Best Small Shop of 2020
The annual Best Small Shops Competition relaunched post lockdown on 4 July, and judges are seeking entries from independents demonstrating specific innovation to combat the impact of COVID-19 in a new award category sponsored by booost, the loyalty, gifting and promotions app.
â€˜We have witnessed and continue to see extraordinary examples of innovation and ingenuity in being able to adapt a business to continue trading in some form,â€™ says Mark Walmsley, Chair of the IRC. â€˜This is unsurprising, given the agility and commitment of independent retailers to their local communities and, in this extraordinary year, it is something we are determined to recognise and celebrate.â€™ Entries for all award categories in this yearâ€™s competition close on 11 September. To learn more or to enter, visit: bestsmallshops.uk