Is the UK’s ‘Best Small Shop’ in East Dunbartonshire?

Local MP Jo Swinson is calling on small shops in East Dunbartonshire to enter the ‘Best Small Shops Competition’ for a chance to be recognised in an awards ceremony at the Houses of Parliament.

Applications can be submitted via and should set out in no more than 500 words why they are the best small shop focusing on: innovation in the business, community engagement and entrepreneurial activity.

The closing date is 30th January and shortlisted applicants will be invited to a Parliamentary Reception on 25th February where the winner will be announced.

Commenting, Jo said:             

“East Dunbartonshire is home to many fantastic independent retailers who play an important role supporting the local economy and creating jobs all year round.

“This competition is the perfect opportunity for a small shop to showcase themselves and I would encourage local businesses to consider applying for this award.”



Notes to Editors:

·         Applications must be submitted by 4p.m. on 30th January 2015

·         The Best Small Shop will be selected based on a number of criteria including innovation within the business, engagement with the community and entrepreneurial activities.

·         For more information about the All Party Small Shops Group and the Best Small Shops Competition please contact; Edward Woodall, ACS Head of Policy and Public Affairs, via [email protected] or call 01252 515001.

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