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Celebrate the city of independents and vote for your favourite indie this summer

Exeter has a vibrant independent business community giving locals and visitors plenty to discover in the city. From Fore Street to Sidwell Street and all that lies in-between independent shops, cafés and businesses flourish and this July voters are invited to decide on Exeter’s best and brightest Indies.

Voting will open on 4 July (Independent’s Day) to choose Exeter’s top independent businesses in three categories: Food and Drink, Retail and Services. A winning voter will also be selected and will win a £250 InExeter independent gift card which can be spent in over 70 of the city’s fantastic independent businesses.


All of Exeter’s central independent businesses will be eligible for voting and a winner will be chosen from each category.


There are 4 ways to vote:

  • Head to to cast a vote online,
  • Vote via the InExeter social media channels using the hashtag #myexeterindie
  • Email
  • Pick up a voting card at any participating independent shop and drop into the Tourist Information Centre.

Voting closes on 31st July 2019.

After the initial voting the shortlisted businesses will be visited by a mystery shopper. Once this stage is complete, a judging panel will choose the Independent Business of the Year for each category based on the mystery shopper evidence & original votes from members of the public.

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