WITH SMALL Business Saturday tomorrow (Saturday), Visit Worcestershire and Bromsgrove District Council has been shining a light on independent town hospitality businesses which people can consider visiting.
Over the past few years, the number of small independent retailers in the town has increased, providing shoppers with more variety.
Among them are Bayley’s of Bromsgrove, a family run business which serves fresh ground coffee and a large range of craft beer. They have partnered with their neighbour Steamhouse, meaning customers can also indulge in incredible bagels and cakes.
On Worcester Road, the Little Ale House is now well-established – owner Terry and his staff opened a beer-lovers’ heaven, with a selection of locally sourced brews and guest ales.
Casa Med Tapas brings the Mediterranean to Bromsgrove, with an ever changing menu and traditional tapas.
Serving pizza, burgers and brilliant beers, MELT opened in 2021 and has established itself as a top eatery in Bromsgrove.
And, with a ‘1920s’ interior design, The Dry Spy offers an array of cocktails and small plates. The venue even has live music events that feature jazz and swing bands to celebrate the roaring 20s.
Bromsgrove Pizza Co, owned by Oliver Schaunig (who also owns the eatery ‘Ollies’), has been inspired by the streets of New York and prides itself on its hand-stretched dough, fermented for 72 hours, to provide a unique taste.
Cabinet member for economy, infrastructure and skills, Coun Marc Bayliss said: “Small Business Saturday is an important date in the calendar to support local businesses who rely heavily on footfall to our High Streets.
“Independent businesses are at the heart of our local communities and this campaign is a reminder to shop and dine small ahead of the busy season for retail and hospitality businesses.”
Bromsgrove won a £20,000 prize recently for being crowned the England Champion the Let’s Talk About Town Awards, this money is being used to launch a new food and drink initiative in May 2024.
To celebrate small business Saturday, visitors to Bromsgrove will have access to free parking in all Bromsgrove District Council Car Parks on December 2 and 3, as well as street entertainment on the High Street.
Bromsgrove District Council leader, Coun Karen May, said: “It is wonderful to turn the focus on our independents, especially our food and drink retailers.
“By working with partners I hope we can work towards promoting this further next year and encouraging more people to have a taste of Bromsgrove.”
Visit smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com for more information about Small Business Saturday.