Are you Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath’s Best Small Shop?

Lesley Laird MP is calling on Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition.

The free competition is designed to celebrate the creativity of small shops and representatives from a shortlist of 25 entrants across the UK will be invited to Westminster in November, where the national winner will be announced.

Lesley Laird MP said: “A number of quirky, creative small shops have opened up here in recent years and they’ve proven businesses don’t have to be big in size to have a big impact locally. Just look at the popularity of Novelli’s ice cream shop in Burntisland or, even more recently, Kangus Coffee Shop in Kirkcaldy.

“This competition offers us a chance to celebrate entrepreneurial success and talk-up what Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath has to offer. Get submissions in now before the deadline on September 9th!”.

The judges will be looking for evidence of a small shops’ entrepreneurial spirit, ways that they have been innovative in their business and what they have done to have a lasting positive impact on their community.

The shortlisted small shops will be invited to a Parliamentary Reception on the 13th November 2018 to meet their Member of Parliament and find out who will be crowned the Best Small Shop for 2018.

Entries for 2018’s Best Small Shop competition are now open. Submit yours here: