AN ETHICAL shop in Salisbury received special recognition at an exclusive House of Lords reception.

Along with other small British businesses, Goodfayre, Salisbury’s first vegan and plastic free shop was recognised as one of this year’s Small Biz 100, an annual 100-day campaign promoting and celebrating the UK’s small businesses and the role they play in the British economy.

Dana Burton, the founder of Goodfayre, said: “Being recognised as one of the small business 100 is a great achievement.

“We are thrilled to be representing Salisbury, this year as we are home to so many great small businesses.”

This comes ahead of this weekend’s small Business Saturday (December 1), where Goodfayre will allow other local small businesses to showcase their own products during a small business shop take over.

“Supporting small business is what we have based our whole business on,” said Dana.

“This event is really special, being able to highlight everything that is great about small and local business in our city, which we do everyday on a small-scale, but we have risen to the occasion and create a selection of great events to celebrate it on a larger scale.”

Goodfayre will be celebrating small businesses by organising a large giveaway hamper and a guided walking tour through Salisbury and its best independent shops on Saturday.

Lord Young of Graffham, former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Government Adviser on enterprise and small business, said: “Small Business Saturday is a vital campaign to highlight the critical role that small businesses play in fuelling the British economy. They are the true backbone of our economy, helping to drive growth across all areas of the country.”

All businesses are welcome to take part in the Small Business Saturday 2018.