Let’s Support Small

Shop small during COVID19

With the current outbreak of COVID19, now is a more important time than ever for us support small and local businesses. It will be these smaller, self-run businesses who will be taking the biggest hit during this difficult time and we need to pull together and think about how we can support each other as best we can.

Whatever you next go to buy, think about how you could shop “smaller”. Rather than buying eggs from Tesco’s, could you be buying them from a local corner shop instead? (Most likely shorter queues too!) Rather than buying a Mother’s Day or birthday card from Moonpig, could you be shopping on places such as Not On The High Street or Etsy to support independent designers? (They’ll be much prettier too!). And if you’re luicky enough to be in a position to be in a secure job, still earning your full salary, if you would usually be getting your monthly beauty treatments but unable to make it out; could you be using that money you set aside to pay your nail lady, hairdresser etc anyway, or at least pre-pay as a credit for when this is all over?

Over the next few weeks, and beyond I’ll be sharing some of my favourite small businesses over on my Instagram stories, but as much as I want to share and help every single one of you, it’s not quite possible – especially as I still need to keep up with my own job. So, I thought a way to hopefully help you get out in front of each other would be by dedicating the comments of this page to sharing small businesses. So if you have a business or service you would like to offer then please pop them in the comment box of this thread using the following format:

INDUSTRY/BUSINESS TYPE e.g. ILLUSTRATOR
LOCATION e.g. MEDWAY or ONLINE
DESCRIPTION – a short description of the services you offer
CONTACT DETAILS – your name, website, IG handle etc

Please do keep these short to make it as easy as possible for people to find any services they need.

I know this isn’t much, and I’m sure there will be some fantastic websites out there who can help promote a lot better but I want to do what I can with this platform and hope this can even help just one person gain one one extra order. I’ll also be keeping an eye on this page and sharing as many as I can over on my Instagram.

Sending you so much love in this difficult and uncertain time,
Lottie x

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16 responses to “Let’s Support Small”

  1. Amanda Richardson says:

    INDUSTRY/BUSINESS TYPE – Aesthetics/Beauty
    LOCATION – Gravesend & Mobile Services
    DESCRIPTION – I am a healthcare professional offering fillers, anti wrinkle treatment, Sunekos injectables, microneedling, chemical peels and luxury facials.
    CONTACT DETAILS – Amanda
    Insta @ar_aestheticsldn

  2. Desire Fragrances says:

    Desire Fragrances
    FM Perfume – Designer Inspired Perfumes at affordable prices. Over 150 perfumes available. Message me for the list.
    Instagram: @desire.fragrances

  3. Robyn Watson says:

    Treasured Tables is a bespoke catering company specialising in Grazing Tables, Platters and Vintage Afternoon Tea. We have a 5 star food hygiene rating and all the necessary registrations and insurances. We are proud of our outstanding customer service and no request is too big, or small!
    Instagram – @treasuredtables

  4. Evie says:

    INDUSTRY/BUSINESS TYPE: ILLUSTRATOR, mental health voice/blog
    LOCATION: ONLINE
    DESCRIPTION – I create positivity puns and mental health doodles and sell little gifts. On top of this I sell mental health greeting cards and run a blog where people can share their mental health stories from across the world to help them and others!
    CONTACT DETAILS – Evie, @youreawesome_co, http://www.youreawesome.co

  5. Love this Lottie 🥰 Such a lovely idea!

    INDUSTRY/BUSINESS TYPE:
    Wedding Stationery, Calligraphy and Prints

    LOCATION:
    Kent and Online

    DESCRIPTION:
    I create beautiful modern and elegant wedding stationery,
    calligraphy and prints! I am know for my Moon Phase Prints which represent the moon phase on the night of your special occasion, e.g. from the night you got married ❤️

    CONTACT DETAILS:
    Hey I’m Heather ☺️
    Heather Corthine Design
    Insta & Facebook: @heathercorthinedesign

    http://www.heathercorthinedesign.com
    hello@heathercorthinedesign.com

  6. Amy says:

    INDUSTRY/BUSINESS TYPE – Baby, child and adult headwear accessories
    LOCATION – online
    DESCRIPTION – Hand knitted headbands and bows by a mama and grandma primarily for babies and children but also made to order for adults.
    CONTACT DETAILS – my name is Amy, and I am contactable through my Instagram @while.she.dreams

  7. Elise says:

    INDUSTRY/BUSINESS TYPE – Florist
    LOCATION – Gravesend based, cover Kent, Essex, Surrey, Sussex + London!
    DESCRIPTION – Natural and garden inspired floral designs for any occasion, specialising in weddings. Currently taking orders for Mothers Day and bouquets for friends that might need a little pick me up!
    CONTACT DETAILS – My name is Elise, and you can reach me on hello@hedgesandflowers.com or via instagram at @hedgesandflowers

  8. Georgie says:

    Hiya –

    INDUSTRY/BUSINESS TYPE – mortgage and insurance broker
    LOCATION – West Sussex (do not need to be local)
    DESCRIPTION – independent whole of market mortgage and insurance broker.
    CONTACT DETAILS – georgina strike – integrity mortgages – babyg912 (Instagram)
    Xx

  9. Doug says:

    INDUSTRY/BUSINESS TYPE
    Flooring Specialists

    LOCATION
    North West Kent

    DESCRIPTION
    KDC Flooring offer a free, no obligation measure & design service and can supply & fit any flooring requirement you may have

    CONTACT DETAILS
    Call Kevin or Doug on 01474 360298 or info@kdcflooring.co.uk

  10. Thank you for this, so amazing!
    BUSINESS TYPE: Chocolate Moments
    LOCATION: Essex and ONLINE
    DESCRIPTION – we specialise in branded Belgian chocolate. We print your logo or message onto chocolate that you can then gift to your clients.
    CONTACT DETAILS – Maria Antoniou, http://www.chocolate-moments.co.uk, @chocolate_momentsuk
    Thanks!

  11. INDUSTRY/BUSINESS TYPE: Perfumes, gifts and bits for the home including cleaning products!
    LOCATION: Kent
    DESCRIPTION – Everything comes gift wrapped, regular raffles and giveaways and we post anywhere in the UK. All very affordable and beautiful as gifts.

    On Instagram and facebook: mia makes scents

  12. Coreen says:

    INDUSTRY/BUSINESS TYPE

    Event styling, balloons and personalised gifts

    LOCATION

    Kent & Essex with the possibility of items being posted

    DESCRIPTION

    Flower walls, centrepieces, backdrops, personalised gifts, balloons and more

    CONTACT DETAILS

    Coreen Ashmore

    @ashmoreeventstyling

    ashmoreeventstyling@gmail.com

  13. Stephanie Troman says:

    Industry/ Business Type:
    Designer- Tote bags

    Location:
    Online (Instagram and Etsy)

    Description:
    I create tote bags out of recycled fabrics and garments that people have donated to me or that I’ve purchased from charity shops.

    Contact details:

    Stephanie Troman
    stephanietroman95@outlook.com
    @totesupcycled_

  14. Permanent Makeup Artist and Trainer providing permanent makeup/microblading – Brows, Eyes, Lips and medical tattooing for Alopecia,, Burns, Scars and Breast Cancer/Mastectomy clients. Let me give you the the “Gift of Confidence” Discounts/vouchers available.

  15. Michelle says:

    INDUSTRY/BUSINESS TYPE: Graphic Designer, Animator, Motion Graphics, Logo Design

    LOCATION: Online

    DESCRIPTION: I can design pretty much anything and also animate it for you! 17 years experience of making things look good 🙂

    CONTACT DETAILS:
    Michelle Macary
    hello@michellemacary.co.uk
    http://vimeo.com/user3406462
    http://linkedin.com/in/michellemacary
    @rollingsheep
    @my_diy_renovation

  16. Amy says:

    INDUSTRY/BUSINESS TYPE
    Hi i’m Amy & I run Rose & Belle
    I design & print custom planners/diaries, planner inserts & stationery.

    http://Www.etsy.com/shop/uk/roseandbelleuk
    Instagram: @roseandbelleuk

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