While we all celebrate the season, it’s worth remembering that along with supporting Santa’s little helpers, you should also support the independent retailers and their amazing contribution to society.
Nicholas, himself of course an independent trader, is passionate about getting this message out, encouraging everyone to shop local and help protect the diversity of your high street.
It’s important to support indie retailers and keep our high streets vibrant – indie retailers offer unique services and goods, pay fair taxes and adds individuality to your shopping experience.
Over the past year, our 30th anniversary, we’ve organised many promotions that actively included other independent businesses – like our summer-long Treasure Hunt promotion and our current ‘Wylde Gems of the Christmas Market’ Awards.
Every year, we select 10 independent stall-holders from the market and award them as ‘gems’ – helping them to stand out from the crowd and receive promotion through our social media channels. We select those with strong ties to Bath or the West Country, with unique products and those with marked growth and are very pro-active with their own promotions.
We’ll be revealing all 10 ‘Gems’ in our special Christmas newsletter that will be in your mail-box mid December.
Until then, remember the Indie Spirit and always shop local! Your high street is depending on YOU!