Lib Dem Councillor Supports Small Local Businesses

Local Lib Dems are proud of the small local businesses that keep our Portsmouth and Southsea economy going. Councillor Ben Dowling is pictured above with Samantha Worsley from Southsea Bathing Hut who is bringing back Portsmouth’s long lost soap industry.

Ben commented: “It’s great having local businesses like Sam’s thriving in our area. They are the backbone of the city and provide the speciality and variety you simply cannot access in big businesses.”

This coming weekend bring Small Business Saturday with Southsea Bathing Hut being identified as one of Small Business Saturday's top 100 businesses in the country.

Samantha said: "We're hoping to bring back a lost local industry and have received support from the council to get our business off the ground. We're grateful to the city and the loyalty of the people here, it has been a reassurance to us as a small business. This is just the beginning.  We're in the process of developing new stockist relationships throughout the UK and abroad. Whatever we do, we want to keep it uniquely Portsmouth.”

The Bathing Hut will be at the Love Southsea market on Palmerston Road and the Esty market at Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf both also taking place on Saturday 8 December.