Surrounded by magnificent countryside and moorland, The Ivybridge Bookshop is a recent addition to this bustling Devonshire town. With over 20 years experience working in bookshops in Hong Kong, Matt Steele decided that it was finally time to live out his bookseller dreams and return to Devon to open his own bookshop. On April 12th 2021, the dream turned into reality and The Ivybridge Bookshop opened its doors for the first time.
Great Oak Bookshop specialises in the sale of both new and second-hand books and has been under its current ownership since 2018. Situated in Llanidloes in mid-Wales, owner Clive and his team were determined to boost their visibility to both local customers and those from neighbouring towns.
Gardners Mica Hardware is a DIY, Garden and Hardware shop, situated in Preston. They have been in business for 24 years and stock thousands of products, offering a wide variety of choices for all their customer’s home and garden wants and needs.
Planters Garden Centre in Tamworth is a family-owned and run business who have been trading for over 30 years. They started off selling Christmas trees out of the back of a cart and after opening a small traditional garden centre they have continued to grow bigger and bigger each year, now offering over 15 thousand product lines. Along with their abundance of garden products and plants, clothes and homeware products they now house a 300+ seat restaurant, a play area, mini-golf, and a pet parlour!
Underwood Hardware & DIY is a family run hardware store situated in the heart of Felixstowe. Having been in business for 75 years, the shop has served the local community, bearing witness to the changes over the decades, such a well-known DIY chain business opening up just around the corner.
Located in the rural heart of Norfolk, Brundall Home Hardware is a treasure trove of over 9,500 products. After opening in 2005, Andrew and Alison have built up a local, independent and thriving community hub selling everything from cookware to ironmongery services to garden supplies.
How Parkview Retail’s two Co-op Welcome stores reached 138,847 local shoppers in just 4 weeks of lockdown
Parkview Retail are the proud owner of three Co-op Welcome convenience stores situated in Southampton’s city centre. Their stores have been serving the local community and its visitors for 20 years, selling a wide selection of low cost, quality everyday products. Having won multiple convenience retail awards such as ‘Best use of technology’, they’re always keen to be at the forefront of new tech and find ways they can best serve their customers.
Henmores is an award-winning country and lifestyle fashion retailer located in the Derbyshire Dales. Named after a local brook, the beautiful surrounding landscape inspires their collection of quality brands. The team pride themselves on their personal, high-level customer service and they’re always on hand to help with life’s fashion wants and needs.
How Better Food’s three ethical supermarkets used NearSt to showcase their in-demand products to local shoppers
Better Food has three shops across Bristol that specialise in local, ethical and organic food and products. Originating over 25 years ago, packing veg boxes in a local kitchen, they now have an extensive range of sustainable, healthy and local, food and products and the local community remains at the forefront of what they do.