These unprecedented times have left businesses across the country fighting for survival. Now, as we enter a second national lockdown, the outlook for small independent businesses seems even bleaker.The high street may be closed until December, but we can still support local retailers by choosing to #shopsmall and #shoplocal with our Christmas shopping. Amazon and their four billion pound profits won’t miss your Prime orders, however your favourite local boutique could be one Christmas away from closing its doors for good.Nottingham folk, I’ve done the hard work for you – here’s 15 independent businesses to get you started. Happy shopping!
Beeston-born sweet company Bear & Bee are known for their delicious, vegan-friendly pick ‘n’ mix. These festive treats are a great way to sweeten up Christmas morning and, as they’re vegan, they have the added bonus of being kind to the planet. Bear & Bee also offer gluten-free options, so celiac folk can get their sugar fix too.