Honestly, I can't believe it. I am totally bamboozled! Thousands and thousands of businesses entered and we've made it into the nomination round. We are up against 20 other incredible independent businesses and it's all down to how many votes we get!
It's lead by Holly Tucker (founder of Not On The High Street), Royal Mail, Dell and Natwest. Not only do the winners get extensive promotion, the shop with the most votes gets £10,000 and the runner up gets £5,000!!!
I can't fully express to you how much worth this will bring our not-for-profit business!
Why vote for us?
I am deeply passionate about independent shopping and sustainability in design. I wanted to bring responsibly made products to the masses and elbow the work of local makers between huge high street chains. With the help from an amazing team, I've achieved this but from the 1st of March, the rent skyrockets to unaffordable amounts. Plus, on the 1st of April business rates also increase. Winning this money will allow us to stay here for the whole year and even (potentially) for another Christmas!
I'll be able to continue to provide jobs for 10 local people and support 150 sustainable designers. I will be able to continue to provide an affordable workshop and gallery space for local creatives, and provide business mentoring for local businesses.
How you can help...
It takes 3 seconds to vote. Just enter your email address and then confirm via email. There is no lengthy form, just your email address. Please remember to check your junk as if the vote isn't verified, it won't be counted!
Please share the website link or any of our Facebook or Instagram posts with your friends, family, work, studio members, school groups, choirs, and any of the other Whatsapp/facebook groups that you joined during lockdown :)
The more votes we get the higher the chance we might win!
Eeeeeep!! Can you imagine!