Stuart Anderson MP: Are you Wolverhampton South West’s Best Small Shop?

Stuart Anderson MP is calling on Wolverhampton South West’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the successes of small shops and the central role that they play in their local community, particularly in response to Covid-19.

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 Friday 11th September 2020 via A shortlist will be announced in October with winners announced in November.

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 then be in with the chance to win one of five awards, including the newly launched award for small shops response to Covid-19. 

Stuart Anderson MP said: “I love Wolverhampton, this is a great city. I understand that Covid-19 will have impacted many businesses in our city centre. At the same time, I know many shops have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support our community during this challenging time. I have been working with businesses and the Government to ensure that they are supported. As residents of this great city, we also need to help our businesses and local shops and make them feel loved. I hope that as many people as possible will nominate our local best shops. These shops are so vital to our local economy and jobs.”

Submit your entry

  • The entries for 2020’s Best Small Shop competition are now open. Submit your entry at
  • Entries close on Friday 11th September 2020.

*For the purposes of the competition, a small shop is defined as a non-corporate business selling goods or services to the public for use or consumption rather than for resale, from a business rated premises in the UK.