Are you Bexhill and Battle’s Best Small Shop?

Huw Merriman MP is calling on small shopkeepers in his Bexhill and Battle constituency 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.

Huw said “We are so fortunate to have so many small and independent retailers in the Bexhill and Battle community. Their commitment to their local communities and their customer service is second to none. I hope local shopkeepers will put themselves forward for this award to help us celebrate the diverse and interesting range of small shops right across the constituency.”


Submit your entry

The entries for 2018’s Best Small Shop competition are now open. Submit your entry at

Entries close on Sunday 9th September 2018.