The Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) has announced the top 25 Best Small Shops in the UK. Stationery Supplies is the only dedicated stationery shop among the shortlist of 25 independent shops.
The Best Small Shops competition, managed by the IRC, celebrates the commitment and creativity of independent retailers on the UK’s high streets and the central role they play in their local area.
Hundreds of shops from all over the UK, from the Orkney Islands in Scotland to Devon in the south west of England, entered this year’s competition. The competition was promoted by 75 MPs and had a social media reach of over 1.1 million.
Sarah Laker, owner of Stationery Supplies, told Stationery Matters: “It’s humbling to be a finalist alongside such a fantastic array of indie shops. And it was amazing to see the social media response from my customers over the voting for the competition.”
Sarah added: “It’s so exciting to see a stationery shop included in the list!”
The top 25 shortlisted retailers have been invited to attend the competition reception on 5 November at the House of Commons, where they will meet MPs, trade representatives and industry peers.
Find out the full list of all 25 shortlisted shops here.