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Small Independent Retailer of the Year in partnership with BIRA

Small Independant

in partnership with:

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The Small Independent Retailer of the Year Award in partnership with BIRA is presented to a pioneering retailer at the heart of their community. They provide exceptional customer service and run new, exciting initiatives to help future proof the sector and brings the community together in their local area. The winner is a forward-thinking retailer, a real advocate for independent businesses, and leads by example to push for change and development for the industry on key agendas.


  • Could have more than one site but entire business must fall within the below parameters
  • Below £500k turnover annually and/or
  • Must have 10 or fewer employees (FT equivalent) working within the business
  • Must be independently owned and managed

Entry Deadline: 28th June

Judging Criteria:

Our judges will select their top four finalists from our entries, which will then go to the public vote in July with the winner being announced on Tuesday 10th September at Speciality & Fine Food Fair.

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Drapers Lane Delicatessen

At Drapers Lane, supporting smaller and independent businesses is vital to their ethos. They recognise the value our community holds and endeavour to be a part of what helps it grow, thrive and flourish. They have a diverse independent product offer from fresh every-day items to non-perishable goods. From home grown salad leaves to freshly laid duck eggs. Our bread, for example, comes from three small artisan bakers. This is an invaluable part of what our customers know and love us for and continues to bring them back.
Drapers Deli