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Running one of Marks & Spencer’s first food-only stores set me up for a life in retail. I was one of the first to get a Post Office Local counter, I’ve cut my electricity bills by a third and I’m the fourth emergency service to my village.
I used Twitter to save my business. When roadworks left me trading from a temporary shipping container it helped me link up with suppliers. Today, I use it to connect with my community and promote my specialist magazines and e-cigs.
Thanks to our healthy eating event, local mums know it’s cheaper to make macaroni cheese with our fresh ingredients than to buy it in a tin. If we sell sugary sweets, we’ve got a responsibility to promote healthy lifestyles too.