Nominate your favourite Independent Retailer in the Bedford Independent Awards


The nominations for this year’s Bedford Independent Awards – in partnership with the Harpur Trust – are flooding in, so don’t miss the chance to nominate your local everyday hero or why not put yourself forward?

Bedford Borough has an above average abundance of independent retailers and we think it’s about time we celebrated the Borough’s shopkeepers.

Our Independent Retailer of the Year award, sponsored by Brewpoint is looking for applications demonstrating excellent customer service, innovative ideas and community spirit.

Read: Bedford Independent Awards to celebrate Bedford’s everyday heroes

Everyone who is shortlisted will be invited to the ceremony on 23 April at The Quarry Theatre in the heart of Bedford.

The winners will be invited to collect their framed award certificate plus, as a thank you for their achievements, they will receive a voucher to spend at The Bedford Swan Hotel.

Each successful shortlisted nominee and their guest will be invited to the informal awards ceremony taking place in the beautiful surroundings of the Quarry Theatre.

Download a word version of the nomination form here

Download a .pdf version of the nomination form here

Peter Wells, Managing Director said: “Wells & Co. are delighted to support this year’s Independent Retailer of the Year award.

“As a fifth-generation Bedford family business, we’re always excited to see local businesses innovate, delight their customers and make a positive contribution to our community.”

Nominating is simple and all completed forms should be emailed to by Friday 28 February – now extended until 10 March 2020

What are you waiting for?  Let’s get celebrating Bedford’s everyday heroes.

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