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Welcome to the first Wolverhampton Independent Retail Excellence Awards, 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, cafés, bars and restaurants and these independent businesses 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.

These new annual 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.

City of Wolverhampton College has launched a series of bite size workshops to show its support for the first Wolverhampton Independent Retail Excellence Awards (WIRE).The free Level 2 courses, which are open to small retailers and independent businesses, are designed to improve workforce skills and boost profitability.Topics, which can be tailored to suit the employer, include those in visual merchandising, stock taking, customer service, food safety, bakery skills and how to deal with customer complaints.

For more information please call the Employer Service team at City of Wolverhampton College on 01902 837163 or email employerenquiries@wolvcoll.ac.uk