Retail & Business

Image: The Treehouse Cafe. Permission to use granted by Eliška at The Treehouse Cafe.

“One of the most important things is to support your local businesses” – Treehouse Cafe owners reflect on running micro-business during a pandemic

Thirsty and hungry customers have been flocking back to an independent coffee shop in Lower Broughton in the week since […]

Image Credit: @LizziePatizzerie

“It’s such a great feeling to know that people enjoy my content” – Swinton baker takes over TikTok and Instagram

After starting her business in the first lockdown, the owner of Lizzie Patizzerie has racked up millions of views on […]

Credit: Megan Rudge

“My goal is to not give up until I’m proud” – Salford designer tackles lockdown by setting up own clothing brand

A Salford-based fashion designer, with no formal training in designing her own clothes, is determined to help empower women to […]

Image Credit: Rebecca Lees & Jen Riley.

Back in Business: “We just love being part of this community – we really do” – the local gift shop owners on their positive experiences of community spirit during the pandemic

Dropping off a donation of soaps to Salford Royal Hospital nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic inspired the owners of Walkden […]

Salford student makes clothes to help homeless people

Salford student makes clothes to help homeless people

Salford student Lorna Wood has started her own small business creating crocheted clothing and selling them on her Instagram page. […]

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“I am one of the lucky ones” – Sunkissed Tanning reopens in Eccles

A Salford beauty salon owner is optimistic about the future of her business but frustrated that she has been forced […]

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“I wanted to do something a little bit different”: Salford local makes homemade candles to raise money for breast cancer

A Salford resident has started a homemade candle business with the aim of raising awareness and money for breast cancer, in honour of her mother’s story.

“It was great for my mental health over lockdown” – Swinton student on the success of her new business

“It was great for my mental health over lockdown” – Swinton student on the success of her new business

A third-year fashion design student from Swinton has launched a Helsinki-inspired business from home during lockdown.  Olivia Black, who studies […]

Photo Credit: Sykes Fish and Chips (Instagram)

“Best chippy in town” – Salford favourite Sykes chippy among best in UK

A community favourite, Sykes Fish and Chips, has placed in the Fry Magazine top 50 UK fish and chip takeaways […]