A Brighton entrepreneur was one of 100 invited to represent the UK’s 5.2 million small businesses in Downing Street earlier this month, marking the UK’s second Small Business Saturday.
Owner of laser-cut jewellery brand Cat a Cake Creations and The Fairy Tale Fair Claire Montgomery attended the Downing Street Small Business Saturday Christmas fair on Friday 5 December and met the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, before hosting her own event in Brighton the following day.
The local craft brought over 100 independent sellers, Santa’s Photobooth, face painting by fairies, kids goody bags and many more “magical extras” to Brighton Racecourse.
Speaking of the memorable events Claire says: “Visiting Downing Street was a great experience. I’m very proud for where the fair has come this year – we’ve expanded into central Brighton at both the Open Market and Racecourse which have had great feedback. We strongly feel that its so important to shop local and support your independent makers, and craft markets are a great way to do just this.”Read the full story »
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