Today was the first day of British Summer but under the back drop of the Derbyshire rain Ryley and Evans held its British Open Day at their Long Eaton practice.
At a time when the nation’s relationship with the wider world and more prominently the European Union is being decided l, this small independent opticians in the East Midlands are showcasing the best of British.
With Brands such as Paul Smith; William Morris; Radley and SuperDry, Ryley and Evans are showcasing British Brands.
Cllr Harris spent the day chatting to the proprietors; staff and patients at Ryley and Evans and was joined by the Deputy Mayor of Erewash, Cllr Mrs Mary Hopkinson.
Cllr Harris said: “I think Mrs Glass put it perfectly today describing the practice as “good old fashioned British values with a bit of modern technology”, it was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with the team at Ryley and Evans.
We need to regenerate our town centres and small, independent businesses like this are key in doing that. I think our residents appreciate a community feel and want a welcoming service. That is certainly what they will get at Ryley and Evans.”
In a time where our streets are full of charity shops and empty buildings it is more important than ever to encourage upcoming enterprises such as Ryley and Evans.
Cllr Harris added: “I am impressed by the range of homegrown British Brands on offer at Ryley and Evans. Paul Smith is a local designer too. We need to support British design and manufacture.”
Cllr Harris would like to thank Mr & Mrs Glass and the staff at Ryley and Evans for a great day and the fantastic welcome.