The national initiative tries to encourage consumers to shop local and support small businesses in their communities.
Backed by the hashtags #SmallBizSatUK and #SmallBusinessSaturday, today is the perfect day to visit a local independent shop or small business and give them your support.
In the summer, as part of our Best of 2023 campaign, we searched for Mid Cheshire’s Best Independent Shop or Business.
We wanted to show small business owners at the heart of our local communities some love and celebrate the best the town has to offer as they juggle increasing overheads, competition from big brand companies and the ever-increasing trend for online shopping.
was the runaway winner after you, our readers, voted for your favourite in a shortlisted top 20.
Here is the town’s shortlisted top 20 independent businesses and shops:
Cheshire Tails Doggy Daycare, Stanley Grove, Northwich
A family-run business providing a fun and safe environment for pets to play, socialise and relax.
For more details go to facebook.com/cheshiretailsdogdaycare
Holmes Sweet Home, Holmes Chapel
A mixture of desserts and milkshakes, coffee and brunch dishes.
For more details go to facebook.com/holmessweethomeUK
Get Braided, Weaverham
All your braiding needs – long lasting low maintenance hair, whether it’s for a festival or a wedding.
For more details go to facebook.com/gwills1907
Polly and Tots, Northwich
A shop selling clothes, toys, accessories and gifts for children.
For more details go to facebook.com/pollyandtots
Pulse of Perfumery, King Street, Knutsford
An independent perfumery offering unrivalled fragrance expertise alongside a carefully curated range.
For more details go to facebook.com/pulseofperfumery
The Style Hut, Northwich Indoor Market
A ladies boutique stocking the latest in ladies fashion and accessories that won last year’s Best Independent Shop award.
For more details go to facebook.com/thehair.hut.56
The Electric Church, Over Square, Winsford
Independent record store and coffee shop.
For more details go to facebook.com/ElectricChurchRecords
Dante’s Boutique, Witton Street, Northwich
Beautifully hand-crafted items made with quality yarns.
For more details go to facebook.com/dantesboutique
Woodland View Boarding Kennels, Chester Lane, Winsford
A family-run business offering top quality accommodation for dogs in Cheshire.
For more details go to facebook.com/WoodlandViewKennels
Willow Bridal, Princess Street, Knutsford
Cheshire’s premium bridal experience, with exclusive collections, in-house alterations and much more.
For more details go to facebook.com/willowbridalboutique
HD Travel, High Street, Northwich
One of the north west’s leading independent travel agents.
For more details go to facebook.com/hdtravel01606333999
Cocaranti, King Street, Knutsford
A boutique dedicated to premium denim and luxury casual wear.
For more details go to facebook.com/cocaranti
Temptations of Middlewich, Wheelock Street, Middlewich
A shop selling something for everyone – a little bit of everything!
For more details go to facebook.com/p/Temptations-of-Middlewich-100056303121239
Millennium Comics, Church Road, Northwich
Comics and graphic novels with new releases every week and thousands of back issues.
For more details go to facebook.com/millenniumcomicsUK
Kismet Hartford, Chester Road, Hartford
Funky and fun clothing – something for everyone.
For more details go to facebook.com/KismetHartford
Northwich Art Shop, Witton Street, Northwich
Quality art supplies and materials for artists.
For more details go to facebook.com/NorthwichArtShop
Refill Shed, London Road, Davenham
A waste-reducing refill service providing safe eco-friendly sustainable cleaning and personal care products.
For more details go to facebook.com/refillshed
Ivy Cottage Interior, Crown Street, Northwich
Stocking home interior items and furniture.
For more details go to facebook.com/ivycottageinteriors
The Beauty Box, Northwich
A business selling 100 per cent vegan, cruelty free and eco-friendly products.
For more details go to facebook.com/VeganbeautyboxUK
The One Co Cheshire, Northwich
The refillable candle company- making refillable candles the new normal.
For more details go to facebook.com/theonecocheshire