The Independent Vote!
18th November 2010
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With the nation’s cities becoming increasingly more homogenous, Bath is incredibly fortunate to accommodate so many independent businesses, the question is - are you making good use of them?


Consider your last shopping trip; did you venture beyond the city’s central paths? Walcot Street hosts an array of artisan businesses, Milsom Place offers fashion, lifestyle and dining and the many side-streets are brimming with art, jewellers and bookshops.  With each of these businesses depending upon our support in order to survive, perhaps it is worthwhile taking some time to slowdown to enjoy Bath’s many unique offerings.


Beyond retail and leisure, Bath is also home to many quality independent, commercial businesses; one of which I am very proud to be a part of!  Smaller companies are reliant on providing an excellent, consistent level of service to ensure that they generate your repeat business as well as positive word-of-mouth referrals; tending to mean that your experience will be all the more personal and thus rewarding.


Vitally, by supporting independents you are in turn boosting the local economy, helping Bath to progress and develop as a World Heritage City.


What to do next:


Search the site! The Best of Bath provides a fantastic opportunity for you to establish which local companies you could be supporting. 


Listen to others: What better way of building an image of a company than by reading its testimonials?


Go independent! Whether it’s popping into a shop for the first time or making an initial business enquiry.  Test the waters and ask for further information.


Show your support: Make use of Bath’s local businesses before you lose them! You can also pledge your support to ‘Buy Local’ by clicking the link at the top of this page.


Appoint Recruitment is a long-standing Best of Bath member, with an extensive list of testimonials available for you to view. Proudly independent, Appoint has been established in Bath since 1999.

Specialising in commercial office based vacancies, Appoint recruit for Temporary, Contract and Permanent Opportunities, visit: or call 01225 313130 for further information.

Gemma Bolton - Appoint Recruitment

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Gemma B

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Gemma Bolton, Office & Marketing Manager of Appoint Recruitment and thebestof Bath blogger! Covering topics of interest to local businesses and jobseekers:

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