Cannock Chase MP Launches “Best Retailers of Cannock Chase” Competition 2016
28th October 2016
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Amanda Milling, Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase, has launched her 2016 “Best Retailers of Cannock Chase” competition to find the best independent shops, market stalls and café/restaurants in Cannock Chase.


The competition, now in its third year, has a new category up for grabs, best café/restaurant in Cannock, Hednesford and Rugeley.


Residents can vote for their favourite shop, market stall and café/restaurant until 1 December and the businesses with the most votes in each category will be crowned the winner.

The winners will be announced on Small Business Saturday which takes place on 3 December 2016. Small Business Saturday UK is a not-for-profit campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages the UK to support small businesses. 


Amanda said: "Last year's competition was hugely successful. The winning positions were closely fought over and this year will be no different. We have so many wonderful and unique independent retailers and market stalls here in Cannock Chase and I would encourage people to support their favourite by voting in the competition. Due to popular demand I have added a new category this year, the best café/restaurant."

The winners in 2015 were – 


Rugeley Market – Meat to Please You

Cannock Market – The Rug Stall

Rugeley Shop – Roses Café

Hednesford Shop – Bella’s Coffee House

Cannock Shop – George & Berties


Announcing the competition in Parliament the Cannock Chase MP told MPs about the competition and the new category in this year's competition. She also highlighted the important role that independent retailers play in creating unique and thriving town centres.


Responding to Amanda, Andrew Percy MP, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government congratulated the Cannock Chase MP, paying tribute to the work she has been doing to champion the cause of local independent retailers. 


The competition is supported by the Best of Cannock, Rugeley FindaBiz and Small Business Saturday.


Anyone wanting to vote for their favourite shop, market stall or café/restaurant can do so at

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