Middleton and Heywood MP Liz McInnes joined Cllr. June West (Chair of Township), Ashleigh Franklin (Town Centre Manager) and Adam Torevell (Chief Executive) to judge the window dressing competition that 14 shops had entered. The winner was Silk and Sugar, two highly recommended runner ups were M24 Arts and La Fleur. Ashleigh said "year on year Small Business Saturday is being embraced by more independent shops in Middleton and we are pleased to help them do whatever they can to attract new and existing customers." Adam said "It was great to see support from both our new MP Liz McInnes and Township Chair Cllr. June West by judging the window dressing competition. This shows how much they support the work MTCM is doing regarding Small Business Saturday." We have also created a voucher scheme leaflet of which over 30 businesses have signed up to. This helps our wonderful independent shops in and around Middleton Gardens try to encourage more footfall as they have all created an unique offering to go on the voucher scheme. You can find the vouchers in this weeks edition of the Middleton Guardian or at the local shops that have signed up to the scheme. The vouchers will last through out December as we want to attract people in to Middleton through out December and not just on Small Business Saturday.