Support Local – Part 5

Meet the proudly independent people giving us 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:

Unique Fruit

Multiple locations inc. North Street Market

https://uniquefruit.online/

Twitter: @uniquefruit
Facebook: @universityfruit
Instagram: @Uniquefruit

Name of person pictured:
Charlie Findlay

Business name:
Uniquefruit

Time in Guildford:
I was born and brought up in guildford

Tell us about the business in 10 words or less:
Supplying produce to guildford and students around the southeast

Tell us what you love about Guildford:
I have great memories of growing up in guildford

What’s next for the business:
The return of students to university means we can now return to running out markets days at various student unions.

 

Surrey Home And Gifts

19a Swan Lane
Guildford
GU1 4EQ

https://surreyhomeandgifts.co.uk/

Twitter: @GuildFHomeGifts
Facebook: @GuildfordHome
Instagram: @surreyhomeandgiftsguildford

Name of person pictured:
Sophie Locke

Business name:
Surrey Home & Gifts

Time in Guildford:
3 years

Tell us about the business in 10 words or less:
Independent, local gift store. Fun and quirky range of products

Tell us what you love about Guildford:
Historical town with scenic viewpoints and friendly businesses.

What’s next for the business:
Expanding our in house brand, Morning Cuppa, with a new exciting range of Christmas products arriving soon and supporting other local businesses in Surrey with our new range of bracelets from Life Charms.

 

Lazy J Projects

www.lazyjprojects.com

Twitter: @lazyjprojects
Facebook: @LazyJProjects
Instagram: @lazyjprojects

Name of person pictured:
My name proper full name is Jesse V Graefinghoff…but usually I just go by Jesse Hoff for convenience ;)

Business name:
Lazy J

Time in Guildford:
I’ve been in Guildford since 2006…Lazy J started in late 2008.

Tell us about the business in 10 words or less:
Building bespoke guitar amplifiers and hopefully spreading good vibes.

Tell us what you love about Guildford:
When I first moved to Guildford, with my wife and my then 1 year old daughter, we did not know what to expect. And I have to say that, over time, Guildford has shown itself to be a
wonderful place to raise a family.

I love its surroundings, the rolling hills and woods…that’s my kind of thing. And, there’s a river to boot…and I love kayaking :)

On a cultural level, I have found Guildford to be youthful and vibrant…with a small town feel, yet big city amenities. It is intellectually stimulating and diverse, with its university, theatre…ACM…and a great music scene.

And it’s a short train ride away from one of the most vibrant cities in the world. In 2006 we drifted into Guildford pretty much by accident…and what a happy accident it turned out to be!!!

What’s next for the business:
As for Lazy J…there are always things in the pipeline, collaborations and projects that keep it interesting. Lazy J is a very low key business that has found its way out into the world in quite an unconventional way. It is bespoke and small…and I would like to keep it that way.

There are a few new products in the pipeline that will be added to the range in due course. And…on a purely personal level, I would like to expand into Lazy J Tequila. I mean…I see research trips to Mexico in the future…long, drawn out, Tequila tasting research trips. LOL

 

England Palmer Solicitors

60 Chertsey Street
Guildford
GU1 4HL

http://www.englandpalmer.co.uk/

Twitter: N/A
Facebook: N/A
Instagram: N/A

Name of person pictured:
Adrian Charles England

Business name:
England Palmer Solicitors

Time in Guildford:
28 years

Tell us about the business in 10 words or less:
In existence for 22 years, majoring in various dispute types

Tell us what you love about Guildford:
A great place for business, a great place for people.

What’s next for the business:
We are excited to announce the launching of our newsletter to all past clients next week.

Nuro

11 Epsom Road
Guildford
GU1 3JT

&

22 Chertsey Street
Guildford
GU1 4HD

www.nuro.co.uk

Twitter: N/A
Facebook:  @nuroguildford11
Instagram: @nurogram

Name of person pictured:
Orhan Onur

Business name:
Nuro

Time in Guildford:
Nuro has been running in Guildford since 1993, previously known as Guildford Kebab House.

Tell us about the business in 10 words or less:
Family business providing fresh Turkish Street food to Guildford

What I love about Guildford:
Our friendly and caring village type community in a city sized setting.

What’s next for the business:
At the moment not much with all that’s going on, but hoping we can continue to serve the Guildford Community with good food for another 27 years.

Take a closer look at the portraits by visiting Growlers & Cans and get to know these local business heroes over a pint and #SupportLocal.