For those of
you watching the Glastonbury Festival over the weekend.
It was a
great boost to our UK economy. Some £40
million turnover taken over the 5 day event. Over 200,000 people attended and 3 million
people tuned in to see Kylie Minogue, with Stormsy and The Killers pulling in
great ratings too.
Oxfam, Green Peace and Water Aid were the main charities benefiting from the
The area I
want to draw to your attention was over 200,000 attended the event this year,
and over 400 small food and merchandise providers helped make the event a great
love it or hate it, its provided a
great boost to what has been so far quite a difficult 2019 for many retail and
food and merchandise providers will be providing jobs to thousands of people,
creating work for not just the Somerset area but all over the UK, as a lot of
the suppliers would have travelled to the area for work.
also 2,000 volunteers mainly representing and supporting the three main
continuing confused political market at the moment, with uncertainty with what
is happening with Brexit. A lot of
small businesses are struggling to keep a float, they are finding it harder to gain long term
contracts, and being able to gain fixed prices for goods that may be coming
from overseas. The uncertainty affects everything. The exchange rate of the Pound Sterling to Euro is also
still highly volatile.
supporting your local businesses, they are keeping millions of people employed
at the moment, we most definitely need them into 2020.
hear about them in the news when they suffer, they just go about their business
quietly. We only hear about the larger companies
finding things tough at the moment.
and stability we all like to take for granted heavily relies on them.
local business whoever they are your full support in 2019 regardless of the
political outcome. Lets keep our
economy robust to ride the storm.