Belhaven Bikes in running for award

Colin Cairns Ford, Belhaven Bikes
Colin Cairns Ford, Belhaven Bikes

Dunbar firm Belhaven Bikes is a finalist in the UK’s Best Small Shop Competition.

The Best Small Shop Competition is run by the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group and administered by the Independent Retailers Confederation.

Belhaven Bikes submission focused on their position as the local bike shop with the community close to their heart and which serves their home town and beyond.

They demonstrated what their small, environmentally positive, family business offers in terms of flexibility, personal service, local contribution and sustainability. This was shown through examples of innovation including the offer of free bike hire coinciding with national and local events, such as the John Muir Festival, entrepreneurial activity which included the introduction of new products, skateboards and scooters to their range.