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Welcome to the East Preston Business Community

The East Preston Business Community is an initiative designed to help East Preston residents use local businesses wherever possible. There are a wide variety of products, services and trades available in the village and this is your opportunity to find out a little about them and give them your support.

Find the business or service you need locally

Q. What is the East Preston
Business Community?

A. We are a group of traders who care passionately about the village and would like to see more take advantage of the great range of businesses available to them.
Q. What is the purpose of this site and how can you benefit?
A. The more residents that use East Preston to the full the better, that’s why this site is a great platform to see what is available on your doorstep.
Q. What can you do to actively support our village?
A. Try using this site to find what you need from within the village. We are working hard to provide products and services at highly competitive prices.

New businesses recently joined the East Preston Business Community


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COVID-19 Help and financial advice for businesses
Courtesy of The Martlet Partnership
• 2 Grants for the self-employed – more detailed guidelines and dates announced
• 8 Grants based on rateable value – discretionary grants for small businesses
• 9 Loans for business – Bounce Back loans to micro and small business.

Click here to see the latest item from UK 200 Group entitled Planning for the future: A practical checklist to help SMEs prepare for returning to work post lockdown.

This checklist has been prepared from a ‘what do I need to think about and do next’ perspective to help SMEs.

This checklist is a useful reminder of the key things that need to be in place if businesses are going to get their businesses functioning efficiently and effectively; look after their people and their customers; and move their business forward.

The checklist has been structured around the four pillars of business organisation:

• Operations & technology
• Finance & resourcing
• People
• Marketing & communications

Welcome to the East Preston Business Community

The East Preston Business Community is an initiative designed to help East Preston residents use local businesses wherever possible. There are a wide variety of products, services and trades available in the village and this is your opportunity to find out a little about them and give them your support.

The business or service you need may be right on your doorstep!

Q. What is the East Preston
Business Community?

A. We are a group of traders who care passionately about the village and would like to see more take advantage of the great range of businesses available to them.
Q. What is the purpose of this site and how can you benefit?
A. The more residents that use East Preston to the full the better, that’s why this site is a great platform to see what is available locally.
Q. What can you do to actively support our village?
A. Try using this site to find what you need from within the village. We are working hard to provide products and services at highly competitive prices.
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In this time of considerable uncertainty, we have pleasure in providing guidance for businesses including the self employed, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope this downloadable business support guide will help reassure business owners and show the various options available. If you would like to discuss any aspect of this guide, please visit our page where you will find our contact details.
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The next Business Breakfast will be on Wednesday, 4th March at The Seahorse Cafe at 110 Sea Road. Start time is 8am.  
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Help us by doing your bit for the village…

If you are a business or a resident, why not help us spread the word about East Preston. These new business cards are just the thing to give out when the need arrises and they are designed to point individuals to this very website.

Are you a business?

Why not take a page in the directory so that local people can get to know you and keep your business in mind when they next need a product or service you offer. Additionally, pass on these cards to customers or other businesses.

Are you an EP resident?
Help and support us as traders by giving out these cards when you can so East Preston is at the forefront of keeping it local. Local businesses and families rely on your support so please help by doing your bit for the village.
What local people are saying…
"East Preston Parish Council is delighted to be associated with the East Preston Business Community which has grown out of the council’s own initiative to support local businesses by organising regular networking events. These have now become monthly and led to Mark Young suggesting an East Preston Business Community logo he could display proudly on his van. This in turn led to the production of this website and the great directory, which is already helping local businesses find new customers. Special thanks to Tim Bigger for all his hard work in pulling together the logo, directory and website".
Simon Cross - Clerk to the Council
"I have lived in the village nearly all my life and try to use local shops whenever I can. I was amazed to see from the directory just how many businesses there are in good old EP! Needless to say I will be using as many as I can in the future".
David - EP resident
“We always try to buy local wherever possible but finding the right people can be a challenge. This directory has helped us get exactly the right person based in East Preston to decorate our kitchen. We particularly liked seeing a photo beforehand of the person doing the job, it was very reassuring.”
Margaret - EP resident
"The business directory is a revelation! I had no idea some of these businesses existed locally or the extent of their trade. I shall certainly be using some of these businesses in the future. (I have lived here for over 20 years)!"
Chris - EP resident

Had a great experience using local people?

Why not tell us all about it by email we would love to hear!

Business Category links
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