Henry Smith MP is calling on Crawley’s small shopkeepers 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 9 September via: www.bestsmallshops.co.uk.
“The vital contribution of Crawley’s small shops can be celebrated in a national Best Small Shops competition.
“This initiative is being run by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) and is open to any small shop operating in the UK.
“I’m calling on Crawley’s shopkeepers to nominate their businesses. More information, including on how to enter, is at: www.bestsmallshops.co.uk. Applications are open until 9th September.
“An expert judging panel will then put together a shortlist of 25 of the best applications. They’ll be looking for evidence of a small shops’ entrepreneurial spirit, ways they have been innovative in their business and what they have done to have a positive lasting impact on the local community.
“Shortlisted small shops will be invited to a parliamentary reception later in the year to find out which one will be crowned 2018’s Best Small Shop.
“Good luck to Crawley shops taking part!”
A shortlist of 25 of the most impressive applications will be compiled by a panel made up of established representatives from the independent retail industry.
More Crawley MP: Henry Smith MP – Unemployment at its lowest level for over 4 decades
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 in November to find out who will be crowned the Best Small Shop for 2018.
Crawley MP Henry Smith joins other Conservatives in a show of ‘no confidence’ in Theresa May
It was always going to be a crazy day in politics but now Crawley’s own MP has added his own feelings into the mix.
Whether you are a brexiteer or a remainer one thing that unites everyone today is the fascination of what is happening up at Westminster.
Following last nights release of the 500 page draft withdrawal agreement, the political world has been in turmoil as resignations, letters of no confidence and more outspoken politicians than ever before hit the broadcasters teleprompters.
Now Crawley’s own MP Henry Smith has joined other conservatives like Jacob Rees-Mogg in submitting a letter of no confidence in their leader Theresa May.
My letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister. pic.twitter.com/Bind9T7ogO
— Henry Smith MP 🇬🇧 (@HenrySmithUK) November 15, 2018
Speaking publicly on social media this morning Mr Smith said:
“I work for my constituents and country, on reading the document, Theresa May’s Brexit strategy works for neither. A majority voted to leave the EU, this deal on offer does in name only by maintaining the bloc’s jurisdiction, limiting our global scope and theatening UK integrity.
Despite the establishment’s might, project fear and over twice as much spent by Remain, a largest majority ever in UK poll history voted for Brexit (58% in #Crawley). Along with 588 MPs sitting today, I stood at the last election on a manifesto promise to respect the referendum.
Listening to the Prime Minister’s statement on her Brexit deal. One Labour MP characterised the 17.4 million of Briton’s who voted to leave the EU as extremists. It’s clear many in the Opposition want to reverse the referendum, with a few honourable exceptions.”
At time of publication there had been four resignations and only time will tell if that number increases.
Stay tuned, this is going to be a bumpy ride for all.