Bristol and Bedminster bid to become Portas Towns

Mary Portas and the Local Government Minister, Grant Shapps, have launched a competition to choose 12 towns to become “Portas Pilots”, with the winners benefiting from a share of £1million to help turn around their “unloved and unused” high streets. The cash incentive is offered to those towns that come up with the best High Street blueprints in a move that fulfils the first and last recommendations of Mary Portas’ High Streets Review, commissioned by the Prime Minister and published Read more [...]

Better Food Company

Company: The Better Food Company Business: Organic and local food retailer Address: Shop & Café: The Bristol Proving House, Sevier St, St Werburghs, BS2 9QS Food Hall and Deli: 94 Whiteladies Rd, BS8 2QX Owner: Phil Haughton Website: “By making links with other like minded businesses, Better Food Company is building a more resilient food group with people at the core. If the company concentrates on retail and nurtures the partnership with the Community Farm and Read more [...]

Bristol Sweet Mart

Bristol Sweet Mart, St Mark’s Road shopping area Company: Bristol Sweet Mart Business: Independent food retailer/wholesaler & delicatessen Address: 71- 84 St. Marks Road, Bristol BS5 6JH Tel: 0117 9512257 (Retail) Owner: Majothi family Website:; E: Bristol Sweet Mart was established in 1978 by Mr. Kassam Majothi, a Ugandan refugee who immigrated to the UK. This well known food retail business began as a simple one-shop family business selling Read more [...]