"With all the amazing local businesses in the area why couldn't I find a way to collaborate, support, learn and of course network, all under one roof?"
And so "Local Business Rocks" was born....
So who am I? Well my name is Angharad and I have lived in or around the Forest of Dean for 12 years. I own 2 local businesses; Hot Tubs Rock and Party Tents Rock. It was through attending some networking events representing these businesses that I realised Local Businesses Rock!
In June 2019 I created and organised a showcase that would give local businesses the opportunity to not only show themselves to the public, but to give them a voice, support them in sharing their passions and encourage the public to support local. The Local Business Showcase was hugely successful in doing this. Over 60 local businesses attended the event!
I knew there had to be a better way. With all the amazing local businesses in the area why couldn’t I find a way to collaborate, support, learn and of course, network all under one roof?
This is what kick started my drive to create an amazing business community and so Local Business Rocks was born.
I am passionate about supporting local businesses because I am doing it. I know the struggles and I know the reality, but I also know the amazing feeling when you make a great collaboration or hit a fantastic sale!
I am so looking forward to meeting you all and seeing what we can achieve together!