Why you should shop at a local company – Part 4

Choosing to shop with your local businesses instead of the larger chain stores has many benefits, some of which we are sure will surprise you.

We thought we would put together a series of short posts as to why you should choose your local independent business over a large, commercial supplier.

Part 4
Personality and character

The fantastic thing about independent businesses is that they are run by people, not by boards, stockholders or algorithms. As they are run by local people you will usually find that the business/shops building is in keeping with aesthetic of the area, adding character to the community and a touch of warm, welcoming personality. This natural authenticity will always be more popular than a chain, no matter where in the country.

How is myLifePool helping?

myLifePool itself is a local business and only charges £1 a week to be a member. myLifePool members have access to over 170 local businesses who offer discounts and benefits that are hard to find anywhere else and give an easy way to support local businesses and regenerate the high street.

20% discount to mLP members

Our TAKEAWAY & DELIVERY journey continues. Al A Cart, Fixed Price & Children under 12 years old menus available. Please note that due to the social distancing rules in place we still have just one chef onsite doing the cooking and therefore please place your order in advance by calling us on 01423565151 and book your time slot either for pick-up or delivery.

The service starts @ 4pm but you can call as early as you wish to place your order and book your time slot for tonight.

Call us on: 01423 565151 please note, cash payments or bank transfers only as we cannot afford card machines at this point in time.


Yannis Dervishi

Mykonos Greek and Mediterranean restaurant on Mayfield Grove has been delivering pasta, toilet rolls and hot meals to elderly residents in the community free of charge, and plans to stage a dedicated NHS day where they cook homemade food and arrange for it to be gifted to the heroic teams at Harrogate hospital.

So passionate about showing their support for Harrogate hospital at such a difficult and unprecedented time, owner Yannis Dervishi ordered 2,500 protective masks at the cost of £900, but unfortunately, the order was cancelled as the company could not deliver from abroad.

However, the kind-hearted team at the restaurant still plans to set aside this money to give back to the NHS in some shape or form. Yannis has urged businesses to set aside any commercial interests and do their bit for the common good of helping our doctors, nurses and elderly residents.

Yannis said: “As per the government’s advice, this is not a situation to be taken lightly. Therefore, whatever the type of organisation, whatever someone’s age, gender and background, now is the time to put any commercial and personal interests aside and, for all of us to unite on only one objective – helping the NHS staff and the elderly in need.

Source: Harrogate Advertiser – https://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/health/coronavirus/harrogate-restaurants-amazing-kindness-brings-smiles-elderly-and-nhs-2516678