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Happy Hump Day!

Happy Hump Day!

Well hello again! How was your coffee on Monday? Did you love it? I bet you did! By this point in the week you’re probably feeling a bit like a caged animal, what with working from home and you know, living there too. Why not break it up a bit with a change of...
Henna Art by Lalaa

Henna Art by Lalaa

Good morning everyone! Today I’d like to introduce you to one of the many sole-trader businesses that we have in Reading. I spotted Henna Art by Lalaa on Instagram and loved Zara’s work so much that I asked if I could feature her on the IR blog. Luckily...
Meet Waggtail Walkies

Meet Waggtail Walkies

I’m not going to go on about it because we all know the current state of the world and the restrictions that have been put in place in the UK. What I have done though is caught up with a few business owners to learn a bit more about what lockdown has meant for...
Keep It Up!

Keep It Up!

Good afternoon fellow independent business supporters! Firstly, what a fantastic job the Reading community has been doing supporting our local indies during these challenging times. Many of them have had to significantly adapt their businesses to suit the current...
Looking for Small Businesses

Looking for Small Businesses

Good day, lovely people! Following some recent conversations with some very cool people, Independent Reading is looking for small businesses, artists, creators, etc who are interested in finding more low-cost outlets for selling their wares. We’re thinking...
A Day in the Life of…

A Day in the Life of…

Hello, hello! Just a brief note from IR today to introduce you to our spring series of blog posts, “A Day in the Life of…”. Over the next few weeks, you’ll meet some wonderful local business owners and learn more about what it takes to run your...