AN initiative showcasing independent businesses in Keighley town centre has its first winner.

Oxenhope woman Ruth Nielsen has received £150 in shopping vouchers.

As part of the bi-annual Independents Campaign – run by Discover Keighley – shoppers who collect three stamps from participating businesses and return their completed cards via special postboxes placed around the town centre, are entered into a prize draw.

Winners in the first three weeks each receive £150 in vouchers.

And there will be a bumper £1,000 voucher victor in the final week.

Paul Howard – manager of Keighley Business Improvement District, which is behind the Discover Keighley brand – said: “We have a wide range of quality, independent businesses in Keighley town centre and this campaign really helps to highlight what’s on offer.

“We’ve even more businesses taking part this time around so you really are spoilt for choice! Shoppers should look out for ‘enter here’ posters in shop windows and make sure they are offered a stamped card with their purchase to be in with a chance of winning.”