A Swansea woman has urged people to get behind small independent businesses, whilst waiting for the nearly out of date sandwiches to be put out in Tesco.

With small and medium sized businesses facing post-budget tax hikes, Theresa Connell from Brynmill has called on other people aside from her to shop local.

Theresa said: “I love all the little shops around Swansea. It’s so nice to see personable service, different products and people making a go of it.

“I always go to the markets in the Uplands. Just the other day I saw a stall selling gorgeous homemade artisan breads and cup cakes, it was a welcome reminder I needed some bakery goods from Tesco.

“It’s really important that the other 240,000 or so people living in the city help these people out.

“I would but I’m building a Clubcard points nest egg and while the bread on these stalls looks nice, I can’t buy batteries and Imodium there as well, so it’s a bit inconvenient.

“I’m happy to be the voice for the little people in business, they’re so important to the local economy. I feel so good about myself I’m going to go and have a splurge in M&S.”

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