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Best Small Shops Finalists Announced

Stationery Supplies is announced as one of the 25 finalists in the Best Small Shop competition

Sarah Laker of Stationery Supplies in Marple, Cheshire is very excited to be one of the finalists in this year’s Best Small Shop competition. The competition celebrates the commitment and creativity of entrepreneurial independent retailers on the UK's High Streets but also, the central role independent retailers play in building local communities.

Managed by the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), the competition saw entrants from hundreds of shops from all over the UK which have now be whittled down to 25 finalists.

The finalists are a variety of retailers that stood out to the judges for the work they do in their communities and how they engage with current and potential customers.

The shortlisted shops are (in alphabetical order):
  • Arragons Cycle Centre in Penrith, Cumbria
  • Bookish in Crickhowell, Powys
  • Papadeli in Bristol
  • Cavanagh & Baker in Shanklin, Isle of Wight
  • For The Love Of The North in Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear
  • Gemz by Emz in Romford, Essex
  • Home Bake in Southwell, Nottinghamshire
  • Joco Interiors in Nuneaton, Warwickshire
  • Jumbo Records in Leeds
  • Kett’s Books in Wymondham, Norfolk
  • Moo Like A Monkey in Folkestone, Kent
  • Mooch Gifts And Home in Stourport on Severn & Bewdley Worcestershire
  • Oliver’s Brighton in Brighton
  • Richardson’s Of Whitehaven in Cumbria
  • Rides On Air in Wallingford, Oxfordshire
  • Small Stuff in Sheffield
  • Stationery Supplies in Marple, Cheshire
  • Tea Traders in Camarthen
  • The Hours Café Bookshop & Deli in Brecon
  • The Little Cheesemonger in Rhuddlan in North Wales
  • The Naked Pantry New Forest in New Milton, Hampshire
  • The Orry Mill in Eaglesham, Glasgow
  • The Recycled Candle Company in Exeter
  • Whalley Warm & Dry in Whalley, Lancashire
  • Winyl in Manningtree, Essex
The finalists have the opportunity to attend a reception at the House of Commons where they will meet MPs, trade representatives and industry peers.

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