Buy Local: support small businesses
I have had the pleasure of knowing Gary from the Coventry Photo Centre in Earlsdon for a few years now - a great guy for whom nothing is too much trouble - every single time I need a print doing for a client of mine he delivers over and above anyone else I have ever dealt with.
Seriously - nothing is too much trouble...and its the only shop I go in where I get a cup of tea and have a catch up whilst sorting out the work things that need doing.
This is why I wanted to write this blog.
To show my gratitude and support for a truly amazing local small business who has, and I know Gary has said this himself on twitter and Facebook in the past - taken a hit as a small high street retailer because of the increase of faceless online stores like photobox, out of town retail units offering "cheap" photo prints and more - absolutely none of which offer anywhere close to the level of expertise and service that Gary does.
Supporting your local businesses really is so important - there is a great article on it here
So I want to urge each and every single one of you who ever want anything ranging from a few 6x4 photos, to a 36x24 canvas, printer inks, stunning magical prints of your little ones and even restoring old photos and transferring old Cine tapes or VHS - so please do take a look at the website and the really diverse range of services available.
If you could use one of these service then either load the app from their website or pop down...and don't worry about "earlsdon being hard to park in"
Head to Stanley Road. I have always, and I mean always got a space there - its free parking and just 2 minutes walk.
Coventry Photo Centre has been on Earlsdon High Street since 2002 - lets make sure they are holding a 20th party 5 years in 2022!
I will bring the cheese if you bring the wine.
So this is a direct request to each and every one of my awesome network I have built up over the past 3 years who I know are also passionate about supporting other small businesses - please both use and promote this brilliant local small business.
Thanks for reading - and keep your eyes peeled because there will be an exciting collaboration between NCP Photography and Coventry Photo Centre in the coming weeks.