Councils say thank you to small businesses

Hodge Podge Norwich gift shop

Councillors from South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils recently visited a range of small businesses in their districts to show appreciation for their hard work.

They heard first-hand about the services and products they offer. The visits were in support of Small Business Saturday, which takes place on 4 December.

South Norfolk’s Cabinet Member for Stronger Economy, Councillor Lisa Neal, said:

“It’s been an incredibly tough couple of years for our local businesses and this was a great opportunity to say a huge thank you to some of them that have shown such tenacity and adaptability in the face of so many unexpected challenges.

“Our small business are a huge asset to our community, providing local jobs and a range of quality goods and services, that help make this district such a unique and vibrant place to live and work.”

Broadland District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Councillor Jo Copplestone, said:

“Many people don’t realise quite how much quality and value small businesses bring to our district. They are often working in small close-knit teams with people who genuinely care about the product or service they’re supplying and go above and beyond for the customers to deliver the very best.

“Not only is it great for small businesses when you shop local, but you also get a fantastic sense of satisfaction knowing that you’re putting money back into the local economy rather than in the hands of large corporations.”

Cllr Copplestone met with Doggy Paddle Norwich in Hellesdon, The Ironmongers in Aylsham, and A New Leaf in Thorpe Garden Centre, while Cllr Neal visited Hethersett Butchers, River Green Restaurant in Trowse, and Kett’s Books in Wymondham.

All the businesses visited by the Councillors are being promoted on the Councils’ social media pages.

Published: 3 December 2021