Small Business Saturday

28th November 2018

On Saturday 1st December we celebrate Small Business Saturday. On the day, the Nation is encouraged to ‘shop small’ and support local business. So, where better to do that than The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells?

In its sixth year, Small Business Saturday is the UK’s most successful small business campaign, which last year saw an estimated £748m spent with small businesses across the UK.

A grassroots, not-for-profit campaign, Small Business Saturday was originally founded by American Express in the US in 2010. American Express remains the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK, as part of its on-going commitment to encourage consumers to shop small.

With a wealth of independently owned boutique stores, The Pantiles is the perfect location to discover unusual, bespoke, handmade and special items. Plenty of goodies just waiting to be stuffed into Christmas stockings!

Small Business Saturday also falls on the same day as our first Christmas Market – meaning twice the selection of goods and a fantastic opportunity to bag the perfect Christmas presents for your nearest and dearest.

Small Businesses at The Pantiles

There’s a plethora of small businesses at The Pantiles which you can support this Saturday. These include:

Any Occasion – Any Occasion owners Kelly and Helen have worked together for 20 years in the bridal and occasion wear industry. In its 11th year, the boutique offers an exquisite range of fashions and accessories, alongside dedicated customer service.

Trevor Mottram – Stocking everything for the kitchen and a great find for cooks, Trevor Mottram’s is a treasure trove of goodies for foodies. What’s more, they even price match John Lewis!

Collared – Pamper your pooch this Christmas with the help of Collared. Collared is a dog accessory and gift shop sourcing top quality products from around the world for dogs and dog lovers.

Pantiles Cameras – Pantiles Cameras supplies the latest camera equipment and accessories, at very competitive prices. With extensive knowledge and outstanding customer service, Pantiles Cameras is a must-visit on the lead up to Christmas.

YiJu – YiJu specialise in Chinese furniture, decorative objects, lacquer ware and textiles. Their stock includes beautiful period furniture, exquisite jewellery boxes and many fine ceramics dating from the Qianlong to the republican periods.

The Cake Shed – The Cake Shed is a lively independent café, producing handmade cakes, sandwiches and other tasty treats. Everything is made on the premises and a range of delicious cakes are on display to tempt you while your order is being prepared.

Morgan Hodges – Morgan Hodges’ highly skilled and dedicated stylists are on hand to transform your limp locks into a brilliant barnet! They also provide other grooming services to ensure you have that ‘wow factor’ all season long.

Catherine Hills Jewellery – Catherine is an international award-winning designer and maker of the jewellery for the Harry Potter films. She creates beautiful jewellery with a strong identity that is tactile, sensuous and stunning. Her atelier and boutique are nestled in the corner of The Pantiles.

The Pantiles Café – Whether you’re looking for the perfect coffee or a delicious weekend brunch, The Pantiles Café’s team of chefs and baristas are dedicated to bringing you the most flavourful and enjoyable experience. They are also a dog-friendly venue!

Come to The Pantiles this ‘Small Business Saturday’ and support your local small businesses.