MP urges people to buy local this Christmas to help Llanelli businesses survive pandemic
LLANELLI MP, Nia Griffith, speaking during this weekend’s Small Business Saturday campaign day, has encouraged people in Llanelli to back local businesses where possible this Christmas as a way of helping to get them through the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
On a whistlestop tour of several small businesses in the Llanelli constituency including Harbour Lights Spirits in Burry Port, Tinworks Brewery Co in Trostre, Holistic Therapies in Ann Street and Onesta Style Ethical Clothing, the Llanelli MP spoke about the benefits that having a thriving small business sector can have on the area.
Nia Griffith MP said:
“From manufacturing life-saving PPE to ensuring that food deliveries continued to vulnerable people and much more besides, small businesses have been doing everything they can to protect customers and employees through the unprecedented times of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shops, pubs and restaurants, manufacturers, hotels and hairdressers, beauty salons and suppliers, breweries and bakeries, and many more small businesses of all kinds are the beating heart of communities in every corner of Llanelli and they’ve adapted brilliantly in tough circumstances. But 2020 has not been easy for any of them.
Small businesses will be a key part of our economic recovery and with Christmas just around a corner, people can help to support jobs and investment here on our own doorstep by buying their gifts for friends and family from local companies.
I have seen first-hand so many talented and dedicated people producing fantastic products and services in Llanelli. They deserve as much support as we can provide and just by making the simple choice to shop locally during the festive period, we can all make a huge difference to safeguarding jobs and livelihoods in our own communities.”
“Llanelli MP, Nia Griffith, meeting with Susan John of not-for-profit Holistic Therapies at her studio in Ann Street, Llanelli to mark Small Business Saturday.”