Food and drink fair to support Grantham businesses

Small christmas cakes. Photo: Getty Images/Stockphoto
Small christmas cakes. Photo: Getty Images/Stockphoto
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A festive Food and Drink Fair will support local producers and retailers in Grantham on Small Business Saturday.

The George Centre will play host to the fair from 10am on December 6 as organiser South Kesteven District Council urges local people to shop locally.

SKDC is expecting around 15 local exhibitors selling speciality and seasonal fare from cakes, cordials and fudge to sausages, burgers and locally-brewed beers.

Coffee shop Cappuccinos will be serving free mince pies as centre food and drink retailers contribute to the day.

Tea tasting sessions with specialist Teaspoon Tea Company will help identify the perfect cuppa with over 30 loose leaf teas - including a ‘Grantham Tea’.

Oblio’s will host a ‘what’s in our store’ tasting display outside their shop and retailers throughout the town are being encouraged to run special offers for the day.

SKDC is also planning a business networking and drop in area with Grantham Business Club, with the council’s specialist retail and business advisers Aimee Holland and Paul Parkinson in attendance and available for advice.

David Mather, SKDC’s economic development service manager, said; “It’s the second year Small Business Saturday has run in the UK and the first time the town has supported it. We are delighted to be adding to the day.

“This is a great opportunity for Christmas shoppers and visitors across the district to show their support for local retailers. Spending locally not only supports local jobs, it also helps boost economic growth.”

Stuart Pigram, Chairman of Grantham Business Club, said; “I really welcome the council’s support of Small Business Saturday. We’re fortunate to have some great independent local businesses and I encourage residents and visitors to show their support.”

Visit www.southkesteven.gov.uk/smallbizsatuk for more information or contact Charlotte Watson on charlotte.watson@southkesteven.gov.uk or 01476 406232.