Wolverhampton might be a small city but it’s got a wealth of
independent businesses and niche, small shops surrounding the city. At the end
of 2019 we did a round up of the Top 5 Independent Business in Wolverhampton.
Now, with Coronavirus sweeping the nation, and small businesses struggling more
than ever, we thought we’d do a round up of all Wolverhampton based independent
businesses who have changed it up because of the pandemic. All the below have
adapted so you can either order online or via telephone to receive their
services. So, why not support the Wolverhampton businesses from your bed,
ordering online and looking your after local economy.
How Businesses Have Adapted To COVID-19
is a small shop in Penn. They sell a range of handmade cards and gifts created
by a range of artists across the UK. They aim to introduce customers to new
craftspeople and new ideas on modern making. If you are interested in making
crafts yourself, they also sell a range of kits and before Coronavirus, held
regular workshops with their artists.
Since the pandemic, they have opened online shop where you
can buy gifts and cards. Most importantly, you can buy craft kits which will
cure those many afternoons of boredom that we are all facing right now. Check
out their online shop here.
If you are from Wolverhampton, it is unlikely that we’ll
have to tell you about this beautiful little café in Tettenhall. Gluttons provide homemade cakes, afternoon
teas and warm & cold drinks to their customers.
During the coronavirus pandemic, gluttons have opened on
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for takeaway orders only. All takeaways must
be ordered on the Tuesday be 5pm. On offer are afternoon tea boxes, celebration
cakes, and small or large cake boxes. So, why not organise a social distancing
tea party in West Park with your six friends with all of you ordering an
afternoon tea box to enjoy in the sunshine. Order by messaging them on Facebook!
Shop in the Square
The Shop In The
Square is a small gift shop which collects work from designers across the
West Midlands. They stock everything from food to homeware, from candles to jewellery.
All their produce is sourced from across the West Midlands, so not only are you
supporting local businesses but you are
supporting local artists when you buy with them.
Although the shop has had to close due to the current COVID-19
however, they have an online shop where you can browse their extensive range.
Also, their Facebook page
provides details on online workshops that their artists hold that you can join
for something to do when Lockdown gets too boring.
Flowers In The City
This florist provides interflora flowers to the people of
Wolverhampton. Although their shop is currently closed, they are still
providing custom made orders on their website. They are providing
floral arrangements for all occasions. If you are thinking of someone special and
cannot see them, a bouquet designed by this wonderful company might be just
what you need to show your love. Check out their arrangements on their Facebook page.
The Real Junk Food Project
The Real Junk Food Project is a global project but have a community here in Wolverhampton. They take food destined for landfills and sell it on at their Surplus Food Markets or their vegan and vegetarian café, ‘Love ‘n Peas’, based in Wolverhampton. This is a Pay As You Feel basis normally. However, during the pandemic, The Real Junk Food Project has gone from opening a weekly market to delivering 100 food parcels to households all around Wolverhampton.
If you would like to volunteer for this organisation, you can call them on 01902 651155.
Do you love what you’re seeing? Joining our ever-growing community here at TheStudios in central Wolverhampton is as easy as sending us a message. We’d love to hear from you, and you could be living a luxurious life here sooner than you think.