INDEPENDENT florist Lisa McLaren was blooming chuffed with our Shop Local campaign.

The 38-year-old who runs and owns the Scents of Occasion florist in Crown Street, Shirley, said: “As one of the small guys we have to build our business from nothing and campaigns like this are incredibly important to support us, especially as times are tough.

“I’ve been running this shop for five years and being the little business takes a lot more hard work to get it off the ground.

“People in Shirley are loyal and I have one-on-one interaction with the local people.”

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