Shopping Small and Close to Home is a Win-Win Situation For All

Monica Lennon backed local town traders as part of Small Business Saturday. Now in its seventh year, the event on Saturday, December 7, encouraged residents across Lanarkshire and beyond to “shop small” and support the contribution of entrepreneurs and small firms.

Monica said: “I enjoyed getting my Christmas shopping under way at Ollybear Childrenswear in Hamilton and making a special effort to back our local small shops and independent businesses on Small Business Saturday.

“The incredible contribution small businesses make to the economy and local community is worth celebrating year-round. I want to ensure the long-term success of our town-trader heroes.”

“Hamilton has a lot to offer in the way of thriving local businesses, and it was great to speak with Clare Traynor of Ollybear Childrenswear,  who opened their Hamilton store this year. Ollybear is open seven days a week and offers clothes and accessories from some of the most beautiful brands from around the world.  Their customer service is second to none and with a free click-and-collect service when ordering online, they draw customers from far and wide.

Clare Traynor of Ollybear said: “Christmas is a great opportunity to see what small shops such as ours offer and I’d encourage everyone to pick up a present or two from a small local business. I opened Ollybear in Hamilton offering stylish, yet affordable kids clothes and accessories with a focus on the highest standard’s of service that never go out of fashion.

The people who own shops, businesses and restaurants across Lanarkshire need your support more than ever, Small Business Saturday encourages everyone to take the pledge to think small and shop local this Christmas and beyond.

Monica at Ollybear Childrenswear with Owner Clare Traynor and Store Assistant Fiona