Support Local – Part 7

Meet the proudly independent people giving us a good reason to stay loyal to local.

Experience Guildford are delighted to be supporting a collaborative project between Growlers & Cans and Blackham Images, taking a closer look at the faces in front of some of Guildford’s most loved independent businesses as well as zooming in on some talented local musicians and artists.

Across the UK some 65% of retail outlets are independent businesses, plus many pubs, bars, restaurants, hairdressers and beauty salons also operate as independents. Their financial contribution to the local economy in which they exist far outweighs that of their national or online counterparts, with an estimated 50p to 70p of every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business staying in the local economy, compared to 40p in respect of larger businesses and as little as 5p for online traders.

Find out more about the next five faces featured:

Moffats

85 North Street
Guildford
GU14AU

wwww.moffatsonline.co.uk

Twitter: @MoffatsShop

Name of person pictured:

Mark Goss

Business name:
Moffats

Time in Guildford:
Est 1927, 93 years

Tell us about the business in 10 words or less:
We sell Outdoor, Lifestyle and Board clothing brands

Tell us what you love about Guildford:
The friendly atmosphere and people make it a happy place to be

What’s next for the business (Tell us about a new project, product launch, expansion plans or anything that’s coming up that’s got you excited)?:
To focus on developing our shop and online store to bring our customers exciting brands which you won’t find anywhere else in the town. Making us a unique and friendly, family place to come and shop.

Purrfect Pet Care

White Lion Walk
Guildford
GU1 3DY

Facebook: @PurrfectPetCareGuildford
Instagram: @purrfectpetcare_

Name of person pictured:
Richard Fisher

Business name:
Purrfect Pet Care


Tell us about the business in 10 words or less:
Helping Guildford’s pet lovers feed and spoil their furry friends


Tell us what you love about Guildford:
I love the surrounding countryside, its history, and our interesting independent businesses

What’s next for the business (Tell us about a new project, product launch, expansion plans or anything that’s coming up that’s got you excited)?:
We’ll continue to happily advise our customers on the best way to feed their pets, and are always looking to be the most competitively priced pet shop in the area.

Kyan

F3 Phoenix Court
13-21 High Street
Guildford
GU1 3DG

www.kyan.com

Twitter: @kyan
Facebook: @kyanmedia
Instagram: @kyanagency

Name of person pictured:
Gavin Shinfield

Business name:
Kyan

Time in Guildford:
Personally, I’ve been living in Guildford for 30 years, the business has had Guildford High Street offices since 200

Tell us about the business in 10 words or less:
Kyan is a technology agency, we help businesses solve their problems with custom-built online solutions

Tell us what you love about Guildford:
I love living in Guildford because of the mix of what’s available, I can be on the High Street in five minutes and on the North Downs Way in ten

What’s next for the business (Tell us about a new project, product launch, expansion plans or anything that’s coming up that’s got you excited)?:
Community and the environment are very important to us as a company. Consequently, we are transitioning to become a B Corp, a new type of certification which means that as a business we show equal concern for profit, people and the planet.

 

Rugmart

2-3 Woodbridge Road
Guildford
GU1 4PU

www.rugmart.co.uk

Twitter: @Rugmart_Surrey
Facebook: @Rugmart
Instagram: @rugmartsurrey

Name of person pictured:
Romin Kumar

Business name:
Rugmart

Time in Guildford:
11 years

Tell us about the business in 10 words or less:
The Place to buy Rugs

Tell us what you love about Guildford:
We love how the town is diversified with cobbled high street, shopping centre and the market on weekends so it has something for every one 

What’s next for the business (Tell us about a new project, product launch, expansion plans or anything that’s coming up that’s got you excited)?:
We are looking to add more vintage and faded rugs to our already extensive range of rugs

Simon Pure

5 Swan Lane
Guildford
GU1 4EQ

www.simonpure.co.uk

Twitter: @SimonPureDesign
Facebook: @simonpurejewellery
Instagram: @simonpurejewels

Name of person pictured:
Stefanie O’Grady

Business name:
Simon Pure Jewellers

Time in Guildford:
20 years

Tell us about the business in 10 words or less:
An independent jewellers with the best unique designs in town

Tell us what you love about Guildford:
To be a gem in the heart of this historic town is such a privilege

What’s next for the business (Tell us about a new project, product launch, expansion plans or anything that’s coming up that’s got you excited)?:
New designs arriving regularly, make sure you follow @simonpurejewels