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MP leads call to buy local this Christmas

Created on 01/12/2020 @ 10:55


Local businesses have been for us through the hard times, and now we have the opportunity to return the favour by supporting them this Christmas.

The call has been led by Montgomeryshire MP, Craig Williams, whois urging residents to support Montgomeryshire’s small & independent businesses ahead of Small Business Saturday this weekend.

Small Business Saturday is an annual campaign which highlights small business success, and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses within their communities.

To promote the initiative, Craig visited family-run business Vyrnwy Christmas Trees and said: “Montgomeryshire is blessed with so many vibrant and diverse small and independent businesses. Given the extremely challenging year 2020 has been for all businesses, I am particularly keen to champion the vital role which all of Montgomeryshire’s small businesses play within our communities ahead of Small Business Saturday.

“Ahead of the campaign this weekend, I visited Vyrnwy Christmas Trees with my children to collect our Christmas tree. Run by Tom Pritchard and his family, they are a fantastic example of an independent and local business, who do their very best to offer the highest quality trees and ensure their customers’ needs are catered for. My children are delighted with the tree we chose!

“This year, more than any other, it is vital that we all support and value the businesses we love and rely on. Let’s all do our bit and ‘shop local’ this Christmas.”

Tom commented: “Given the enormously challenging year 2020 has been for everyone, it definitely appears that people are trying make more of an effort to celebrate Christmas in style this year – our demand so far has already been much higher at this stage than in previous years! It is great to see so many people supporting small independent businesses such as ours.”

PICTURE (by Phil Blagg): Craig Williams MP and Tom Pritchard of Vyrnwy Christmas Trees.


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