Virendra Sharma MP asks are you Ealing Southall’s Best Small Shop? – South Asia Time

Virendra Sharma MP asks are you Ealing Southall’s Best Small Shop?

 July 16, 2020  

London — Virendra Sharma MP is calling on Ealing Southall’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the successes of small shops and the central role 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.

Virendra Sharma MP said:

“Ealing Southall has amazing shops, in Southall, West Ealing, Hanwell, Northfields and Greenford we have businesses that have stepped up and supported our community throughout Covid-19. Owners and workers have been tireless in supporting key workers, showing themselves as heroes of the fight against Corona. I want all of you to nominate yourselves so that everyone around the country can see what you did to make a success of lock down and the fight against Covid-19.”

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.

More entry guidance is available here.