A shopping centre has launched a competition to find the best small business in the borough.

The Mall, in High Road, Wood Green, has opened its eighth annual Retail Factor competition.

In the competition small businesses both start-up and established can win the chance to trade rent-free in the centre for three weeks.

The winner will also be entered into a nationwide competition with other Mall shopping centres for a chance to win business mentoring from an industry entrepreneur and a cash contribution towards stock.

Michael Thompson, the shopping centre’s general manager, said: “The Mall has always been very supportive of independent businesses.

“Retail Factor is a great opportunity for small and start-up independent businesses without a physical presence to meet their customers face to face and take their business to a new level.”

Businesses interested in applying should fill out an application form on themall.co.uk/retailfactor by February 23, 2014.