MP launches independent business competition

May 22, 2013 5:14 PM

Tom with the owner of Rhubarb & Bramley, Ricky Scott, and the founder of Carshalton Mums, Kathy McGuinessTom Brake MP used the opening of the new greengrocer in Carshalton to launch a new competition to find the most-loved independent local business in Carshalton and Wallington.

Tom has invited residents to vote for their favourite local independent business and nominate across three different categories: the best customer service, the most attractive shop front, and the best overall independent business.

Tom said:

"It's great to have a greengrocer back in Carshalton. I am sure this family-run business will serve the local community well, supplying fresh, local produce all year round. If you're looking to get your 5-a-day, Rhubarb & Bramley in Carshalton is the place to go!"

"One of the best things about Carshalton and Wallington is the variety of independent shops and traders we have. From florists to antique shops, butchers, plumbers and bakeries, independent shops and traders contribute to our vibrant and diverse high streets and make our lives so much easier."

"Independent shops and businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy. This is why I've launched a competition to find which one we love the best."

By voting in the competition you can not only show your appreciation for your favourite shops or traders in Carshalton and Wallington, you will also be entered into a prize-draw with the opportunity to win a £50 voucher to spend in one of your chosen businesses

To take part, simply go to and vote for your favourite shop in each category using the form. Voting forms will also be available from the participating stores (list to be announced shortly). The business(s) you vote for must be independent, and must be within the Carshalton and Wallington area.

Voting ends on 31st July 2013. All nominated retailers and voters will be invited to an event in the summer where the winners will be announced. The winning business in each category will then become Carshalton and Wallington's Independent Retailer of the Year.

Remember - once voting has been concluded, all confirmed votes will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 voucher to spend with your chosen business!

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