The craft fair at the Contemporary

Nottingham is filled with many talented people who have created small businesses based on their passion.

The community works hard to support everyone running a small business, ranging from designers to artists.

On Friday, December 3, the Contemporary art gallery gave people the chance to discover small businesses here in Nottingham.

The craft fair promotes the work of small businesses, showcasing the quality and variety that attracts so many customers.

Jaz Osborn, creator of business ‘Let’s Get Jazzy Now’ went to the craft fair and says she “absolutely loved it”.

Independent business “Let’s Get Jazzy Now” at the craft fair

Miss Osborn said: “Because I’m mainly based online, having a chance to display my products in front of people gives me a chance to see what they like, what they don’t like, and interact with the customers.”

Sneinton Market Avenues often hold events for small businesses in Nottingham, attracting a loyal crowd of customers.

On Saturday, December 11, Sneinton Market Avenues is hosting another market called “Don’t Get your Tinsel in a Tangle” to give Nottingham another opportunity to shop locally.

Tracey Cooke, 51, who runs Cookie Couture Clothing, often attends Sneinton Market Avenues and spoke about how it is essential for small businesses to be able to communicate, especially when competing with the high street.

Alongside the markets, The Creative Quarter is a locally based company that focuses on helping digital and creative businesses thrive and grow.

Nottingham has a wide range of diverse support to help artists, makers, designers, creators, and traders keep their businesses going and growing.