THE last year has proved a testing time for traders in Carlisle - but there are some who have gone above and beyond to look after their customers.

As part of our commitment to community news we’ve launched a weekly feature highlighting a business that has gone that extra mile, whether it’s delivering supplies to you while you’re shielding, bringing in different products for you or anything that has made lockdown easier to bear.

Our Trader of the Week feature in the News & Star and The Cumberland News will celebrate the work of the best businesses in Carlisle and north Cumbria, from hairdressers and corner shops to delivery firms, cafes, butchers, grocers and chemists.

And we need your help to do it. We want you to nominate the traders you think deserve to have the spotlight shone on them for their good service.

Fill in our simple online form to tell us all about them. Tap below to leave your nomination.