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Is the UK's best small shop in Westmorland?

January 9, 2015 1:28 PM

Creating a thriving high street in Kendal and other towns in South Lakeland is a key Council Plan priority for SLDC. (South Lakeland District Council)Local MP Tim Farron is calling on small shops in Westmorland & Lonsdale 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 www.bestsmallshops.uk 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, Tim said: "Westmorland 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."