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Welcome to the Wolverhampton Independent Retail Excellence Awards 2018 brought to you by Wolverhampton BID and City of Wolverhampton Council. A celebration of all our great local independent businesses!

The City of Wolverhampton is a thriving city, full of character and diversity, with amazing and dedicated independent retailers. These independent businesses – from shops to restaurants, cafes to hotels, pubs to gyms – are part of what makes Wolverhampton great. They play a central role in the attraction and personality of not only the city centre, but also the local scene.

Now in their second year, these awards are all about celebrating and praising the entrepreneurial spirit, dedication and hard work involved in running and managing a successful independent business. They also aim to recognise the loyalty and dedication of the staff that work within this exciting sector. 

We’ll be honouring the very best that the City of Wolverhampton has to offer at a glittering award ceremony at Molineux Stadium on Tuesday 17th July. 

Last year over 300 businesses entered the awards and over 3,000 public votes were cast. Shortlisted companies and employees enjoyed a fabulous evening featuring great food, entertainment and special guests. 

Enter now online for the 2018 awards. They are open to independent businesses of all sizes from recent start ups to the well established and of course, previous winners! 

There are 10 award categories this year including the Headline Award ‘Independent of the Year’ plus the special ‘Signal 107 People’s Favourite Business’ award decided by public vote, so why not give it a go? Winning is sure to be a real boost for you, your team and your business.