RETAILERS in Broadway welcomed Peter Luff MP to discuss issues and challenges in the run up to Christmas.
The Federation of Small Businesses took the MP for Mid-Worcestershire on a shopping trip where he had the opportunity to meet independent traders.
Mr Luff said: "The businesses we visited showed the enormous variety of services and products available from high street shops and the real value of looking to independent stores before turning to the larger, more anonymous, retailers.
"Supporting local businesses should be a priority for anyone who cares about their high street. And many of these small businesses of today could be the big businesses of tomorrow, too. That's another reason for supporting these real-life entrepreneurs who understand the value of service."