Local MP Alan Mak has visited Button Up Baby in Havant to present the owners with an award for Best Independent Retailer.
The boutique children and babies’ clothing shop was chosen by local residents as the winner of the “Best Independent Retailer” category in the Havant Constituency Small Business and Community Awards organised by Alan Mak MP. The business was also a finalist in the “Best New and Growing Business” category.
Button Up Baby was established 5 years ago in North Street, Havant and sells clothes for small children and babies. Among their collections are designs worn by HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. Customers come from across the region and the wider country to buy outfits.
Crystal Young, co-founder of Button Up Baby, said: “We’re delighted that local residents have nominated us for these awards and proud to be recognised. The work that Alan Mak MP has done to organise these business awards has been a fantastic way to support local high streets and independent shops, and winning this award is a real morale boost”
Alan Mak MP said: “Independent shops like Button Up Baby are playing a key role in bringing residents back onto the high street. I’m delighted that Crystal and Martin’s hard work making Button Up Baby a great success has been recognised by local residents through my Small Business & Community Awards. They should be very proud that their entrepreneurial drive, commitment and success have been widely appreciated by local people.”
He added: “The Coronavirus pandemic has been tough on our high streets and small shops, but I am pleased to see the Government’s package of financial support for businesses including the furlough scheme and business rates relief have allowed small businesses to get through challenging times and re-open again.”.