BROADWAY SHOP MAKES FINALS OF PARLIAMENTARY BEST SMALL SHOPS COMPETITION
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BROADWAY SHOP MAKES FINALS OF PARLIAMENTARY BEST SMALL SHOPS COMPETITION

The Broadway NISA, run by Rav Garcha, was a finalist in the Parliamentary Best Small Shop Competition. The shop had been nominated by local MP Peter Luff and Mr. Garcha came to the Commons last week (Wednesday) to receive his certificate.

The award scheme is run by the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group who invited nominations from MPs earlier in the autumn. The awards were presented at the House of Commons on Wednesday of last week.

When Peter nominated the Broadway NISA, he wrote,

“I visited the shop in March this year, to present them with a 'My Shop is Your Shop Gold Award' for Community Retailing. Owner Rav Garcha is very proud of being a community shop, with local customers, and he knows many by name.

“Now they have started a free home delivery service, which they hope to gradually expand into the surrounding villages. This will be an important service, especially during the winter months for the older villagers.

“To help in wider community matters, the shop supports Broadway First School, and they are currently running a Halloween Picture competition. There will be 4 winners and an overall winner. The overall winner will win £250 for the school, to buy or put towards something that they need for the pupils or school. The shop also supports the Broadway youth club by pledging staff time to help organise events for the club.”

The organisers of the competition told Peter,

“There was certainly fierce competition from the 75 nominations that came through, including ones from David Cameron and Nick Clegg, and the judges said they were impressed with the support the shop has shown its local school.”

Commenting Peter said,

“As someone, whose family business was a small stationery shop, I understand exactly the pressures on small shops and the vital service a good shop can provide to a community. I’m sorry Rav wasn’t the eventual winner of the competitions, but he did very well to make it to the finals.”

ENDS


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