A prospective MP for St Ives has teamed up with local business leaders to launch a new award.
Derek Thomas, Conservative candidate for the St Ives constituency, has been working with the St Ives Chamber of Trade and Commerce to help promote small businesses in the town.
The St Ives Small Businesses of the Year award will be launched on Saturday December 7, one of the busiest shopping days in the year.
Mr Thomas said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people here in St Ives to shop locally and support our local butchers, bakers, cafés and retailers. It is a chance to celebrate the amazing contribution our small shops make to our local community.”
Customers will be asked to vote for their favourite small businesses using the voting cards available in each participating business or by voting online at www.derekthomas.org/smallbusiness.