On 17 December, over 30 members of the Emsworth Business Association (EBA) met at Tuppeny Barn to hear from its new chair, local councillor Lulu Bowerman, who thanked members for their ongoing commitment to the EBA.
Members heard how, with a small outlay, the look and feel of several local shops had been enhanced recently, how they will be offered more opportunities to seek support for income-generating initiatives, more chances to collaborate, and suggestions for new activities and events for 2020.
The desire to keep Emsworth a thriving community town has influenced the EBA’s and the Emsworth Residents’ Association’s (ERA) move to pool resources and share the popular website emsworth.org.uk, was also shared.
Ben Laycock, Emsworth Deli, said: “While the two associations represent different interests in the town. It will be good to be able draw residents to the products and services of the town’s businesses. To encourage them to shop locally, more regularly.
The EBA reached a 21st Anniversary milestone in 2019. And it acknowledges the need to collaborate better to find new ways to champion Emsworth’s independent shops and businesses to ensure they remain central to the town’s economy for many more years.
It’s going to be an exciting year for the EBA and for Emsworth! Please join the EBA (just £30 for the year!) to make sure your business is involved.