A WINE and record shop has been shortlisted in a national competition which celebrates the commitment and creativity of independent retailers on high streets.

Winyl, an independent record and wine store based in South Street, Manningtree, is in the running to be named Britain’s Best Small Shop by the Independent Retailers Confederation.

Winyl specialises in new, special edition vinyl and some vintage vinyl, which has been cleaned and graded.

The shop hosts regular free events and clubs.

Mark Walmsley, chairman of the Independent Retailers Confederation, said: “It’s all about recognising the community and culture that is independent retail.”