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10 of the best independent shops as chosen by Wirral Globe readers

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10 of the best independent shops as chosen by Wirral Globe readers

Last Friday, we launched our latest Best of 2024 search as part of these celebrations and we wanted to find the best independent shop or business in Wirral.

So far in our Best of 2024 competition we’ve given out ten coveted awards.

Next up, we wanted to show small business owners at the heart of our local communities some love and celebrate the best the area has to offer as they juggle increasing overheads due to the cost-of-living crisis, competition from big brand companies and the ever-increasing trend for online shopping.

We asked you to make your favourite’s day by nominating them for our Best Independent Shop award and joining the #ukindieday promotional campaign.

After reading all of your nominations, we’ve shortlisted the top 10, who will battle it out to be named Wirral’s Best Independent Shop or Business 2024.

Now we need your help to choose an overall winner from our shortlist.

There are three ways to vote:

1. Search for the Best Independent Shop shortlist post on our Wirral Globe Facebook or Twitter pages and comment under the post with the name of your winner = 1 vote

2. Name your favourite in the comments section on this article via our website = 2 votes

3. Purchase a copy of this week’s Wirral Globe (Wednesday, July 3 edition) and fill in the entry form = 5 votes

(*NB For newspaper entries, email a screenshot of the completed entry form to heidi.summerfield@newsquest.co.uk – please note that only original copies will be accepted. More than one entry can be submitted per person but you will be asked to provide your own unique reference code for each entry to avoid duplication eg if your name is Smith you may wish to write Smith123 or HS21! as your code. You will need to provide a different code for each different coupon submitted. For full terms and conditions go to Newsquest.co.uk/terms-conditions)

Voting officially opens today, Thursday, and closes at midnight on Sunday, July 7 and we will be announcing the winner next week.

Keep an eye out for our next Best of appeal on our social media pages on Friday.

OUR 10 BEST INDEPENDENT SHOPS / BUSINESSES SHORTLIST:

Wild Thyme Creations

Wild Thyme Creations

Wild Thyme Creations, Mill Lane, Wallasey

Wirral’s alternative wedding and event studio collaboration between Jeanie Couture and Spiritual Creations.

One review on their Facebook page said: “I said yes to the most beautiful dress today and couldn’t be happier!

“I had the best experience at Wild Thyme and would highly recommend to anyone getting married and looking for their dream dress.

“The service and atmosphere is just amazing.”

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093287147642

Junction 8 Tile and Stone Ltd

Junction 8 Tile and Stone Ltd

Junction 8 Tile and Stone Ltd, Rossfield Road, Ellesmere Port

We were inundated with nominations for this popular place.

One happy customer said: “Their customer service is absolutely – the best ever – from walking through the door to their knowledge about the products.

“From start to finish it is amazing.”

For more details go to facebook.com/Jct8TileStone

Yankies Sweets and Treats

Yankies Sweets and Treats

Yankies Sweets and Treats, Bebington

This place won Best for Dessert in 2022. Can they add one of this year’s Best of titles to their collection?

One nomination said: “They are top of the candy pops.”

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100045113032099

Bear Hunt Books and Cafe

Bear Hunt Books and Cafe

Bear Hunt Books, Church Road, Bebington

A children’s and teens bookshop, café and event space.

One review on their Facebook page said: “Beautiful space for children and adults to explore books.”

Another said it’s “a local gem”.

For more details go to facebook.com/bearhuntbooks

Murphy & Miles Art & Antiques

Murphy & Miles Art & Antiques

Murphy & Miles Art & Antiques, Banks Road, West Kirby

Buying and selling art, antiques, interesting furniture and decorative objects.

One nomination said: “Just visit the shop and you’ll understand.

“A brilliant collection of interesting articles.”

For more details go to facebook.com/murphyandmiles

Snips Movies

Snips Movies

Snips Movies, Cross Lane, Bebington

One of the last remaining DVD rental places in the UK.

They have more than 15,000 films to choose.

For more details go to facebook.com/snipsmovieswirral

Bromborough Flowers

Bromborough Flowers

Bromborough Flowers, Allport Road, Bromborough

This super shop won last year’s award – can they make it two in a row?

Wirral florist doing wedding flowers and floral arrangements for special occasions, funerals and events.

For more details go to facebook.com/bromboroughflowers

Concept Corner

Concept Corner

Concept Corner, Seabank Road, Wallasey

This shop is a melting pot of crystals, incense, gifts and handmade makes.

It’s a treasure trove full of treats.

For more details go to facebook.com/ConceptCornerWirral

Perfect Getaways

Perfect Getaways

Perfect Getaways, Brimstage Hall

If you’re looking to book a short break or a long haul holiday, Perfect Getaways is the place to go.

Satisfied customers enjoy the perfect holiday with Perfect Getaways.

For more details go to facebook.com/perfectgetaways

White Feather Home

White Feather Home

White Feather Home, Gifts and Interiors, Willaston

An eclectic mix of products for the home, as well as a varied selection of gifts and cards for every occasion.

For more details go to facebook.com/whitefeather.homegiftsinteriors

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