Small Business Saturday – in Claygate

This morning, I was down at Claygate parade supporting local small businesses for Small Business Saturday. We started off at Trew Art gallery, with June and Leslie (immediately below) who have a fabulous range of great new work on display, and always offer the warmest of welcomes. Then, we visited Nathan’s Bakery – where I was briefed about some of Nathan’s concerns around enforcement against unlawful street food-sellers.

I popped in on Gary at Hoi Polloi giftshop – Gary was a ready with his 5 point action plan covering VAT and business rates. Finally, I called in on Williams & Bunkell Fishmongers to see Matt, Mark and Josh (bottom picture), and most importantly sort out my Christmas order – which, of course, is the best support we can all give our local High Streets at this time of year.