Name: Simon Jaques, ops manager
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“It’s important to support the economy locally. Local companies tend to have a more eco-response; they tend to be organic and better quality, so the product for the consumer is better. It reduces miles, certainly there are no air miles, and they tend to be plastic free. It just makes more sense.
“The gallery has been here well over 100 years and is seated in the community, but the art we show isn’t always to everyone’s taste … so it’s good to do other things. The cafe has always been a community hub and we’ve got a strong focus in the shop on local makers. To work with the community and other businesses and restaurants just makes sense.”