From booksellers to butchers, small businesses make the places we love special.
I called into a number of shops and businesses in Faversham to mark Small Business Saturday on 4 December.
Local shops are far more than just places to pick up essentials. They bring people together and those passing conversations have a value which we probably took for granted before the pandemic.
We have some fantastic local shops, traders, and pubs in Faversham. Huge thank you to Creekside Vinyl, MB Farms Food Hall, Kesson Physiotherapy, Tales bookshop, and the Yarn Dispensary for taking the time to chat.
While the pandemic has been tough for many businesses, the shop owners and traders I spoke to were optimistic about the future. Faversham has so much going for it, and I’m determined to help our town realise its potential.
Part of my work as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury includes small businesses policy and helping to level up our economy as we recover from Covid.
We’re continuing to do everything possible to help businesses back on their feet – including cutting business rates in half for 90 per cent of retail, hospitality, and leisure businesses.
Our support for business and plan for jobs are putting the high street at the heart of our recovery.