Summer of Independents 2019

** Voting is now closed and the Top 5 for each category will be announced next week!**


Vote for your favourite independent businesses 2019

This summer we are celebrating indies in Exeter and we’d like you to tell us who your favourite independent business in Exeter is and why!

With a wealth of chic boutiques, gifts shops and food stores as well as charming wining and dining venues you won’t find anywhere else; Independent businesses are what make Exeter stand out from other cities in the South West.

So, join in the Summer of Independents and vote for your favourite indie and you could be in with a chance of winning a £250 voucher to spend in your nominated business. You have until 31st July to place your vote.

Vote for your favourite business now!

You can select up to 3 businesses in total – choose one in each category of Food and Drink, Retail and Services.

    Terms and Conditions

    1. By entering this competition (the “Competition”) you agree to these terms and conditions.
    2. The Competition is open to all United Kingdom residents aged 18 or over except for the employees of The Promotor (‘InExeter Ltd’), their families, agencies or anyone else associated with this Promotion.
    3. The Competition opens at 10am GMT on 4th July 2019 and closes at 5pm GMT on 31st July (the ‘Qualifying Period’).
    4. To partake in this Competition, you must nominate your favourite independent business in each or any of the 3 categories using one of the following voting options: 1. Fill in the online voting form 2. Fill in the voting card that can be found in participating businesses and dropping to the Exeter Visitor Centre Emailing 4. Using #myexeterindie on social media
    5. An independent business is one that is owned by an individual, a family, partnership or a cooperative. The business trades from a single physical location in the InExeter area and has no more than six outlets of the same business trading outside of the BID area. An independent business is solely responsible for paying its own rent, marketing, and other expenses. The owner(s) of an independent business has full control over the decision making for the business, including the name, signage, brand, appearance, purchasing, etc
    6. You can only nominate independent businesses in the InExeter (business improvement district) area. The InExeter area runs from the Monkey Suit / St Sidwells on Sidwell Street, including Paris Street, down to The Roots Foundation and @Angela’s New Bridge Street, including Mary Arches Street, from The Tabac TapHouse on Queen Street,to and including the whole of North and South Street – and includes all businesses located within this area.
      A map of the area can be found here
    7. Only one entry per person
    8. InExeter member businesses are able to enter themselves.
    9. A correctly submitted vote by a member of the public, entitles the voter to be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a £250 independent gift card (the ‘Reward’).
    10. The public vote draw for the Reward will be made on  6th August and the winner will be contacted by email.
    11. The winner of the public vote will be selected at random and notified within 5 working days of the draw using the contact details provided on the nomination . If they winner does not respond within 7 days a new winner will be selected at random and notified in the same way with the same reply period
    12. The Reward is non-refundable and non-transferable. There is no cash alternative. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the reward (or any part thereof) for one of its choosing should the original be unavailable due to circumstances outside of its control.
    13. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for the unsuitability or otherwise of any reward
    14. By entering the competition, the customer agrees to participate in such promotional activity or publicity as the Promoter may require.
    15. The five businesses with the highest number of nominations in each category will be shortlisted and visited by a mystery shopper who will rate each business using a set criteria. A judging panel will choose the winning business based on the mystery shopper findings and original nominations from the public vote.
    16. The wining business in each category will win a trophy and a PR package which includes photography, shared press release & DPS in Exeter Life, social media profile piece
    17. If you have any questions about the procedure or rewards please go to the Website.
    18. The Promoter reserves the right, at its sole discretion to, (i) cancel, terminate, modify, vary or suspend this Promotion and any reward, in whole or in part, at any time (ii) cancel or refuse customers entry (iii) amend these terms and conditions, and will use reasonable endeavours to notify changes to customers.
    19. These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the event of a dispute.
    20. There will not be an overall winner.

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