5th Dec, 2016

Shop local this Small Business Saturday

Joshua Godfrey 5th Dec, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

VINE Mews traders are urging Evesham residents to shop locally this Christmas and support them on Small Business Saturday.

From jewellery, food, craft, health and bridal services the independent traders are all set to celebrate the national campaign on Saturday boost support for small businesses, and to make shoppers think again about buying everything on the High Street.

Many of the shops will be putting on discounts to entice residents through their doors to show what unique gifts they have to offer to give to loved ones this Christmas.

Lisa Whelan, the owner of JellyPickleJam, said: “The area is particularly popular with visitors to the town as well as local people, many of whom prefer to seek out unique and bespoke products and services with a personal touch.

“Social media users are able to keep up to date with the businesses’ many regular offers and promotions, several of which will be available for Small Business Saturday.

“With a range of friendly local trader, Vine Mews is equipped to help with your health, wealth and happiness this Christmas.”

Natasha Howell, founder of Truffle & Podge said: “We are passionate about providing a better shopping experience when you are searching for accessories for weddings, proms, race meets & other special events.

“We want to do all we can to help you to feel absolutely beautiful on your big day.

“I think it’s wonderful that the great range of products & services available from local independent businesses is being celebrated.”

Deputy Mayor Coun Alan Booth told the Observer small businesses, like the ones in Vine Mews, are vital to the town.

“All retailers are independent which I believe to be the lifeline of the Town,” Coun Booth said.

“It is a delightful place to shop, browse or just take advantage of light refreshments.

“If you’ve not ventured into Vine Mews or not returned for a while go and take a look at this little gem, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.”