Supporting local businesses not only keeps the shops running and shop owners happy but it also has positive impacts on the local community by creating more jobs and footfall to the local area.
In my opinion, it is far more exciting to shop in independent shops as opposed to large corporate stores because you never quite know what you’re going to find! An individual take on a shop or an online company always catches my eye first as I know they are passionate about the product they are selling.
Independent shops are healthier for the environment. Most small shops these days are very picky (but in a good way) about how their stock is shipped and what type of packaging is used. These small, yet important, details are what we need for a sustainable future.
Plymouth offers a wide range of independent businesses, all only a stone’s throw away, therefore, we have gathered together a range of brilliant independent businesses, all local to Plymouth for you.
With this in mind, make sure to check out The Door Doctor, Oven Wizards, Woollcombe Yonge, Tech Surveys, Kaya Gallery, Shapla Balti Cuisine, Garolla Doors, Greenscombe Accounting, D Dolton Plastering, Bounce Playzone & West Country Hearing Care.
Tech Surveys is your local, Plymouth based, family-run company specialising in Energy Performance Certificates for commercial and domestic customers.
When it comes to selling or renting your property, Tech Surveys can aid you in making sure you have an up-to-date EPC, as well as a Legionella risk assessment. They can also supply you with floor plans which are available in full colour, black and white or 3D from as little as £30 for a standard 2D B&W plan of a 1–4-bedroom house.
With over 20 years of experience in the building trade, Mick Quick from Tech Surveys could help you save money on your energy bills. https://www.techsurveys.co.uk/
With the cold weather still in full force, your doors can let out a lot of warm air if they are in need of repairing or upgrading. The Door Doctor UK Ltd stock all the parts needed for professional door, window and double-glazing repairs in Plymouth.
They have been fixing the doors of Plymouth and the surrounding area since 1984. They can work on all types of doors and windows including garage doors, uPVC, wood and metal.
So if your windows won’t lock or your doors have dropped, call The Door Doctor UK Ltd and get the issue sorted before it’s too late. https://thedoordoctor.co.uk/
Get your oven sparkling clean with Oven Wizards Plymouth! Adam Cole, owner and founder of Oven Wizards Plymouth can clean almost every type of domestic oven, including AGAS, Ranges and BBQs.
The best way to support Oven Wizards Plymouth is by letting them clean your oven so you don’t have to! It’s not a fun job and best left to the Wizard, you will be shocked by the spotless results.
To find out more about Oven Wizards Plymouth, we have a business profile from the team in the November edition of OM Plymouth Magazine. https://www.ovenwizards.com/oven-cleaning/Plymouth
Has the new year sparked an interest in re-decorating? Whichever room you’re planning on redesigning, they may require plastering to give the walls a clean finish.
Darren Dolton offers all types of plastering for external and internal walls. He also carries out general property maintenance and damp proofing for those looking to renovate tired walls.
Based in the Elburton area, Darren covers the whole of Devon and Cornwall. For all types of plastering enquiries, contact Darren on 01752 481487 or drop him an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hearing loss impacts on brain health and well-being and can lead to social isolation, loss of confidence, low mood and depression. Westcountry Hearing Care offer expert relaxed consultations to help you take your hearing healthcare seriously. We also offer complimentary hearing aid evaluations.
A common sign of hearing loss is a build-up of ear wax in the ear canals. Ear wax removal by micro-suction is a gentle, pain-free process that uses a fine, low-pressure suction to safely remove ear wax from blocked ears. With over 20 years of micro-suction experience, your hearing will be well taken care of with Westcountry Hearing Care. https://www.westcountryhearing.co.uk/
Greenscombe Accounting offers full Bookkeeping, VAT, Payroll, Corporation Tax and Year-End Accounts services to limited companies as well as Self Assessments for Sole Traders and Company Directors.
Licensed by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, they can take care of all your accounting requirements in one place, whether you are a new business start-up, sole trader or an established limited company.
Located on the Devon-Cornwall border, they serve businesses throughout Cornwall, Devon and South West England and are here to help you keep your business finances in order. https://www.greenscombeaccounting.co.uk/
Established over 250 years ago, Woollcombe Yonge is one of the oldest law firms in the West Country. With fully qualified, specialist staff, they are also the only high street practice in Plymouth with a Criminal Law team.
Woollcombe Yonge pride themselves on being friendly, approachable and simply just normal people who want to help.
Woollcombe Yonge consists of 6 sectors; Wills & Probate, Residential Conveyancing, Criminal, Divorce, Children Proceedings and Business Services. . The Business Services team assist business owners with all things company and commercial and even incorporates Dispute Resolution. Each of these departments has fully qualified and experienced staff available to deal with any kind of issue or query. https://woollcombeyonge.co.uk/
Kaya Gallery is a quaint, family-run art gallery located on Southside Street, The Barbican. They sell a wide range of artwork from local legends Robert Lenkiewicz and Brian Pollard, to surrealist photography by Terry Coxon and beautiful glasswork by M&D Glass and much more.
They have recently been awarded the hashtag #thepeoplesgallery due to their vast range of artwork available for everyone to purchase.
They are also offering a large selection of badge sets from famous bands to films, actors, tv programmes, hobbies and football teams. They have around 150 different designs on offer as well as family inspired themed badges including family trees! Kaya Gallery have now added their NEW Record Art sets which are decorated with themed badges of the bands on the record used. https://www.kayagallery.co.uk/
Enjoy a romantic candle-lit dinner for two at Shapla Balti Cuisine located in Plympton this Valentine’s Day. Shapla Balti Cuisine has been crowned one of the best Indian restaurants in the South West at The British Curry Awards 2021. By word of mouth, they are the best Balti house in the area!
With staff trained to ensure you have the most enjoyable dining experience possible, they can guarantee you will return time, and time again.
You can book your table online now and get a confirmation email and know that your table booking has been reserved correctly. https://sites.kukd.com/shapla-balti-cuisine-plympton/menu
Looking for a new place for the kids to let off some steam? Well, you’re in luck, a brand-new two levelled inflatable-based play area is opening on the 21st February in Plymouth!
It promises to provide hours of fun with a soft play area, two levels, a ten-meter caterpillar fun run, a couple of bouncy castles, a fifteen-foot inflatable toddlers play park for younger children, an inflatable slide and an eight-foot ball pit! They are also offering parties for up to 20 children in their private party room.
There will also be a seating area with food and drink available for both adults and children, complete with little pots of ice cream, popcorn, brownies and blondies from Mainies Bakes and more.
Find Bounce above the co-op on Victoria Road, St Budeaux.
Hand-crafted by highly skilled professionals, every Garolla roller shutter garage door is created with your home in mind. Increasing your thermal efficiency, safety and security, these garage doors are an invaluable addition to any home. And with local installers across the country, it couldn’t be easier to update your home.
Available in a range of 21 stunningly vibrant shades and two different slat sizes, you can design the perfect accompaniment to your home’s style and architecture. All of our prices include measuring, fitting and VAT – so you can avoid any hidden costs. https://garolla.co.uk/roller-garage-doors-plymouth/