Business Action Awards 2020 | North Devon's independent business awards | Best Retailer Award

Enter Best Retailer Award

Business Action Awards 2020 | North Devon's independent business awards | Best Retailer Award

Enter online or by email

To enter your business for the Best Retailer Award or to nominate another business:

  1. Please complete the online form below
  2. Download and email the Word entry form.

If you experience any problem, please or call 07971 176044 – we value your time and your entry.

Category rules for entry

Please follow the category rules below, which also include useful suggestions on how to ensure your entry showcases achievements in the best possible light.

  1. You can enter your own business or another business for this award.
  2. This award is for any retailer in North Devon.
  3. Ensure you read the awards terms and conditions.
  4. Read the criteria and the questions on the form below in advance so that you understand what the judges are looking for and tailor your answers to these.
  5. There is no restriction on how much information you can provide in your answers, although please ensure that anything you say is relevant to this award. The questions are deliberately open to enable you to submit the best possible entry and the examples given are purely illustrative. Add any other information you feel is important to highlight success.
  6. Provide as much detail and evidence as possible to back up your claims, including relevant links to web sites or videos.
  7. Write and save your answers in a note-making or word-processing app first and copy them into the form below. This ensures you do not lose anything you have taken a long time to write.
  8. Attach any files, eg customer compliments or images of products, to support your entry.
  9. Entries must be submitted before 11:00am Tuesday 10 March 2020.


The judges are looking for evidence of one or more of:

  • Stores offering the warmest welcome to customers
  • Shopkeepers who go the extra mile to obtain the goods customers ask for
  • A unique offering that adds value to a town or village as a place to live or as a retail or visitor destination
  • Stores who sell both on the high street and online 
  • Innovative use of the internet to attract customers in store
  • Pillars of the community who look after their customers like family

These criteria are not exhaustive. Remember, the judges don’t know what you have achieved, so please include anything you think relevant to your entry even if it is not listed above.

Good luck!

Entry form

Your entry will be acknowledged immediately on screen and by email after successful completion – if not, please or call 07971 176044.