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Supporting small businesses like Bradley’s Bakery and Boy and Bloom South Café is essential

Small businesses are the heartbeat of Australia’s national economy and our local communities. They employ nearly half of the nation’s workers and contribute a third of Australia’s GDP. And they make the places we live, and work feel like a community.

“The coronavirus pandemic, lockdowns, and resulting global economic downturn hit the small businesses we all know and love far harder than large, and far more jobs were lost in small business compared to large,” said GO LOCAL FIRST spokesperson. Mark McKenzie.

“Small businesses aren’tjust important for the economy – they’re essential to culture and community. Small businesses sponsor local sport teams and contribute to community cultural events. Often, we can identify neighbourhoods by the unique mix of small businesses that line the main streetit’s what gives a place its character, charm, and distinct
identity. We should be proud of our local businesses,” said Alexi Boyd, Chief Executive Officer, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia [COSBOA].

Amanda Rishworth, Federal Member for Kingston said “I know we have an amazing variety of local businesses right here in our Southern Suburbs. That’s why I am pleased to support the GO LOCAL FIRST campaign, as part of my commitment to promoting our amazing local businesses and services.”

Kristin & Bradley, Owners, Bradley’s Bakery, South Australia

Brother and sister duo, Kristin and Brad, opened Bradley’s Bakery at Moana Heights five years ago. They are both bakers by trade and always make sure they use the freshest ingredients in their food, including fresh cream. They had been running their main bakery at Christie Downs for 23 years when they decided to branch out and open a second store at Moana. They offer a wide range of fresh bakery goods, from classic pies and pasties to their very own giant doughnuts. Kristin and Brad know how important it is to support local small businesses, and they make a real effort to support other South Australian businesses -’ including Hilltop Butcher at O’Halloran Hill, O’Halloran Hill Fruit Market, Days Eggs, Aroma Fresh Coffee, Barker Boy fruit and vegetables, Laucke Millsand Fleurieu Milk Company. So, whenever you buy something from Bradley’s Bakery, you are also helping to support other great South Australian businesses!

Through the success of their business, Kristin and Brad have been generous supporters of our community, always giving back where they can. They employ 17 local people across their two stores and support a number of local breakfast clubs, schools, kindergartens and sporting clubs with fundraising.

Michael & Jess, Owners, Boy and Bloom South Café, South Australia

Michael and Jess opened Boy and Bloom South Café at Port Noarlunga South in November 2020. In that time, they have become a local favorite for their delicious menu and coffee.

Boy and Bloom South open their doors every morning at 7am to make sure those with an early start can get their caffeine fix. Supporting local business where they can, the coffee is locally sourced from Dawn Patrol Coffee at Chandlers Hill, and their milk from the Fleurieu Milk Company. Boy and Bloom South have recently been recognized for their coffee, winning the 2021 SA Restaurant and Catering Excellence Award for best coffee shop.

Their menu features a range of all day breakfast options, which is seasonally refreshed to ensure the freshest ingredients are used. For those out there with furry friends, Boy and Bloom offer a dog menu, complete with puppiccinos and pupcakes, to keep your fury friend busy while you enjoy breakfast. Josh, Dan and Aisha are the team in the kitchen, working hard to deliver fresh, high quality food and coffee every day.


Source: The Wine Coast Whippet 

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