Search is on for South Norfolk’s best independent retailer

Diss, Norfolk. Shops and Commercial properties in Mere Street in Diss ENGANL00120111019173912
Diss, Norfolk. Shops and Commercial properties in Mere Street in Diss ENGANL00120111019173912
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The search for the best independent retailer in South Norfolk has begun.

Launching on Monday, the South Norfolk Retailer Awards is part of the district council’s initiative to support their market towns of Diss, Harleston, Wymondham and Loddon.

Last year we had over 1000 votes from across the district and this year we are looking for even more.

Councillor Martin Wilby, Deputy Leader of South Norfolk Council

The awards, sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses, celebrate the range of independent retailers in South Norfolk and the quality of service that customers can expect when shopping in the market towns.

Councillor Martin Wilby, Deputy Leader of South Norfolk Council said. “This is the second year that we have run our Independent Retailer Awards. Last year we had over 1000 votes from across the district and this year we are looking for even more.

“This competition celebrates the qualities that make our market towns stand out as unique and valued shopping destinations and we can be justifiably proud of the work done by our local businesses to make our market towns feel warm, welcoming and vibrant.”

The competition is open to independent retailers with five or less shops in three categories — Excellence in Customer Services, Best Newcomer, and Most Creative Window Display.

To cast your vote, visit www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/retailerawards, www.facebook.com/southnorfolkcouncil, or pick up a form from a participating business. All those who nominate will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 to spend in their market town.

The awards ceremony will be held on March 24.