Independents Day Competition

Want to improve your business performance and be more competitive?

Enter the Independents’ Day competition – sponsored by Mondelēz International – and win our exclusive prize.

This prize draw is exclusively open to managers and owners of convenience stores, newsagents and out-of-home operators (this includes restaurants, pubs, hotels, cafes, caterers, contract caterers) in the UK. Deadline for entry is 4th July.

Each winner will receive a FREE place on the Digital High Street Skills programme Module 1: Understand your Customer and Digital Marketing, including workbooks and downloadable business tools.

The module covers the important basics of marketing right through to online channels and will: • Help the winners understand the importance of knowing your customer and their lifetime value • Give the winners the tools to develop a clear digital strategy which will build customer loyalty • Help the winners understand different digital marketing channels and how to use them successfully

By the end of the session the winners will be able to articulate what their marketing and digital strategies are, develop a marketing plan and understand how to benefit from a marketing planner.

The prize is for one place (out of 30 available). The training session will take place in one or two locations (Birmingham, Maple Cross, Manchester and Sheffield).  The training location will be confirmed after the competition closes and will depend on availability and the location of the selected winners. Winners must be willing to travel to the stated locations and will need to cover their own travel costs to and from the training venue.

For more information about the Digital High Street Skills training programme please visit:

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Independents’ Day is organised by People 1st, the leading skills and workforce development charity for employers in the hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, passenger transport and retail industries. Now in its fourth year, the campaign was launched for the first time in 2011 and previously run by the National Skills Academy for Retail.


Celebrate your Success – Apply to Win

‘Wimbledon Business of the Year!’

Enter your business in the Merton Chamber of Commerce  2014 Best Business awards to be Wimbledon Business of the Year.
To apply for this award your business must be located within the Love Wimbledon Business Improvement area, you do not have to be a BID levy payer to apply.
This award will go to the business that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in their area of business as well as sound management practices. You must be able to demonstrate sustainable growth and a degree of commercial success.
All you need to do is download and fill out the application form on the Merton Best Business Website or contact the Love Wimbledon team on 020 8619 2012 /

Open to SMEs with 250 or less employees.