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Bradford bike shop wins award for UK’s ‘Smallest and Greatest’ firms

Pennine Cycles has been crowned Britain’s best High Street Hero small business at The Small Awards

A business from Bradford, which is an independent bicycle shop, was celebrated as best High Street Hero business at this year’s Small Awards.

Pennine Cycles won the award which recognises and celebrates the nation’s standout independents that play a key role on their local high streets and within their communities.

Owners Paul and Sandra Corcoran were awarded at a sparkling celebration event in central London, hosted by presenter, writer, actor and comedian, Sue Perkins.

Established in 1946, Pennine Cycles has since become a well-known fixture in the cycling community. Our journey from a small independent shop to a trusted name in the industry is a testament to our dedication to quality and personalised service. With a rich heritage and a loyal customer base, we’ve maintained our commitment to excellence, ensuring every cyclist finds the perfect bike and accessories to enhance their riding experience.

Paul said “We are incredibly honoured to be named High Street Hero. This recognition reflects our hard work and our commitment to serving the cycling community with passion and dedication. It inspires us to continue providing exceptional service and quality to our valued

In its eighth year, The Small Awards is a nationwide search for the smallest and greatest firms in the UK, across all sectors. It is organised annually by Small Business Britain, which champions, inspires and accelerates the nation’s 5.5 million small firms. Ninety small businesses were shortlisted across 11 Small Award categories, from ‘digital stars’, to ‘high street heroes’ and mission-driven businesses with a ‘heart of gold’.

Pennine Cycles won the award alongside 10 other winning small firms from across the UK.

“Congratulations to Pennine Cycles, who impressed our team and judges with their story of drive and innovation, and dedication to their community,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, Founder of Small Business Britain and the Small Awards.

“We are delighted to have celebrated with them at such a beautiful event that shines a much-needed light on so many extraordinary entrepreneurs, like Pennine Cycles, and their fabulous businesses.”

Minister for Small Business Kevin Hollinrake MP, who attended The Small Awards and presented the Small Business of the Year Award said:

“The Small Awards are a reminder of the innovation and tenacity that makes the UK’s small businesses the best in the world. I congratulate this year’s winners on their well-deserved awards and wish them every success for the future.”

The Small Awards are judged by a panel of leading enterprise experts. Guests at the event were treated to a dazzling display of entertainment by Europe’s largest gay male choir, the London Gay Men’s Chorus, along with fine food and drink by independent caterers.

To find out more about the winners visit https://thesmallawards.uk/index.aspx#theAwards.