Bags of support for BID team
SINCE the Stockport Business Improvement District launched in April, a warm, orange glow has begun to filter out across the borough.
The Totally Stockport ‘red coats’ team have been out and about again promoting the town centre and the businesses within the BID area.
In August, Foodie Friday, the Stockport Classic Car Show and Poynton Show became a sea of orange as visitors collected their totally free, Totally Stockport tote bags, a perfect accompaniment for a shopping trip to Stockport.
Although the A6 through Stockport is currently closed for essential repairs, Stockport is very much open and attracting new businesses on an almost weekly basis. Office occupancy is at a recent high.
But it isn’t just the commercial business community who are enjoying an upsurge. New enterprises to attract visitors are also choosing to locate their business here.
The Old Town has attracted two very different restaurateurs in the past few months, namely Sam Buckley and Matt Nutter, who have brought with them their own unique style of dining.
The two are already making waves across the north west’s culinary industry; they are currently in the running for an amazing six awards in the prestigious Manchester Food & Drink Festival Awards.
Sitting perfectly in the Market Place, both restaurants would sit just as perfectly alongside the preferred eateries of Chelsea and Kensington. Another business bringing a touch of the capital to Stockport is Tramp, a hair boutique with a definite twist.
Ready to ruffle a few feathers and make waves in the styling world are catwalk stylists Kristin Evans and Naomi Graham, who describe their latest venture as ‘bursting with colour and vibrancy – an Instagrammer’s Dream’.
The pair spent years sharpening their own unique style on the famous and fabulous of London and New York, including Amy Winehouse, Noel Fielding and Agnes Deyn – as well as working on London Fashion Week, the BAFTAs and the BRIT awards.
Now back in Naomi’s home town they chose Little Underbanks for its quirky, creative and slightly edgy feel and nicknamed the area #stockportsoho.
So Stockport is very much open – come and sample the new delights
Kristian Evans and Naomi Graham at their new salon on Little Underbank in Stockport