Friday, 25 October 2013

Meat The Runner Up



Independent Central Road Butchers’ Shop Woodward Bros narrowly missed the title of Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park’s Independent Shop of the year. The winner was Precision Chiropractic in Cheam while Woodward Bros managed a close second. John Fraser Jenkins Hair Salon in Cheam and Alan Greenwood & Sons Funeral Directors in North Cheam completed the top four.

Winning shop: Kate Irwin of Precision Chiropractic
(and baby George Irwin-Smith) with Paul Scully
Over 1,300 people voted for their favorite shop with 107 shops receiving votes. Paul Scully, the local Conservative parliamentary candidate who organised the competition said:
"The top four shows the diverse range of businesses that local people value. 
It's through this variety that our local villages can continue to offer something to people who might otherwise be attracted to bigger neighbouring shopping centres and demonstrates how different businesses can bring people in to spend money in neighbouring shops. 
Well done to every business that took to this competition in such a positive manner and thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in recognition of their favourite local shop and the work that they do to build and maintain vibrant local communities."
One person was drawn at random from everyone who voted to receive the £100 voucher to spend in the winning shop. So be on the lookout for someone walking a bit taller and straighter over the coming weeks…


4 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Sarcy Git said...

"One person was drawn at random from everyone who voted to receive the £100 voucher to spend in the winning shop"

It's a good thing Alan Greenwood & Sons Funeral Directors didn't up winning then...

Parkerilla said...

Now that, Sir, Is blog comment of the year, if not the decade.

David said...

I thought this was shop of the year, not business of the year?

Paul Scully said...

David, the business just needed to have a shop front to qualify, otherwise it would have been difficult to work out where to start and finish. The competition was about promoting our High Streets. Precision and Alan Greenwood are an integral part of those, though not the traditional stores that we might have thought would win at the beginning.

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