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22nd February 2021

7 Positive Local Business Stories of the Week

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We’re inching closer to spring, and though times are tough, there are still reasons to be cheerful. We’ve been so impressed with the resourcefulness, adaptability and grit of the UK’s small business community during this whole period, and we’ve compiled a few more examples from the last week to help inspire you. 

1. Northamptonshire man pursues dream restaurant business after being made redundant due to Covid crisis

"I wish I had done it 10 years ago. If I don't do it now, I will never do it."

Northampton Chronicle & Echo

2. Meet the man helping savvy shoppers in Gosport save hundreds of pounds off their supermarket shops

Savvy shoppers in Gosport have been saving hundreds of pounds off their supermarket shop, thanks to Paul Carter’s innovative grocery business.

The News, Portsmouth

3. How one man's kitchen became home to Burton Latimer's hottest takeaway

Royal Thai Kitchen, which opened in September, is doing a roaring trade with people stuck at home and looking for a tasty treat.

Northamptonshire Telegraph

4. One of Leeds' longest established restaurants, Sous Le Nez, set to mark 30th anniversary with a new venture

A popular Leeds restaurant is celebrating 30 years of business and is planning to expand despite the hospitality industry being virtually shut down.

Yorkshire Evening Post

5. South Shields mum launching cocktail delivery service - and plans to eventually open cocktail bar

A South Shields woman is preparing to launch a cocktail delivery service for the area, having taken inspiration from the social vacuum created by rolling lockdowns.

The Shields Gazette

6. How Worthing pier’s Southern Pavilion is being transformed ahead of cafe opening

Work to renovate Worthing pier’s Southern Pavilion is continuing apace.

Worthing Herald

7. Colne couple are furnished with swanky business award

A specialist soft furnishing business in Colne is celebrating a double success in a regional business awards scheme.

Burnley Express

If you know of any businesses that are achieving great things, or if you think that your own business’s efforts would be worth hearing about, please contact group commercial content editor Mark Waldron at  

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