TODAY we launch the search for your favourite independent retailer.
As part of the inaugural Bury Free Press Business Awards, we are sponsoring the Independent Retailer of the Year Award, which looks to reward the shop which makes this part of West Suffolk special.
And to make the award relevant to the shoppers in West Suffolk, it’s down to you to vote for the winner.
We have 16 nominations and you can text your vote.
Text votes must reach us by August 17.
The winning business and the runners up will be announced at the awards ceremony on Friday September 21.
All shortlisted candidates will be invited to the glitzy evening, which will be a black tie event at The Apex hosted by television celebrity Paul Ross.
The 16 retailers nominated for the award are:
1001 Auntie Pam’s Sweet Shop
1002 Beautiful Beers
1003 Bliss Cards
1005 Buy the Light
1008 Croasdales Chemist
1009 Curry’s Service Centre
1010 Denny Bros Supplies
1013 Raspberry Rascals
1015 The Coffee House
1016 The Stamp Hut
Vote for your Bury Free Press Retailer of the Year as many times as you wish, simply start your text with the word BUR BIZ followed by a space and the number of the business you are voting for followed by your name, house number, postcode and daytime contact telephone number (if different from the mobile used to text).
Send to 61500 Example: “BUR BIZ 1011, Luke Page 160 NN3 2JA 01604 467000”
Text messages cost £1.50 in addition to the standard network charge and should contain no more than 160 characters. Text entries must be received by midnight on Friday, August 17.
Please note if you should enter after the stated closing date/time your vote will not be valid but you may still be charged.