There were celebrations for the Peterborough eco-group Up The Garden Bath over the festive period who made a whopping £100,000 in sales for small businesses.

An award-winning Peterborough eco-group is celebrating after seeing sales at their new high street store top more than £100,000, just in time for Christmas.

Up The Garden Bath founders, Dave Poulton and Kez Hayes-Palmer, were given the keys to their latest UNITY store after signing an initial one year contract on November 18 at Queensgate Shopping Centre.

The inspirational project showcases 50 local creators, artists and makers who each live within a 50 mile radius of Peterborough.

Just one month on from launching, the pair say their tills haven't stopped ringing as customers chose to shop locally for Christmas.

Through the ongoing support of the public, UNITY has generated a staggering £100,000 in sales on behalf of the 50 small business owners who were chosen to sell their products in store.

Up The Garden Bath co-founder Dave Poulton said: “We want to thank everyone who has shopped at UNITY, your support has been overwhelming and we really appreciate how everyone has got behind the project.

"We are creating something very special and it has shown that there is a massive demand for locally made products from local businesses.

“This project positively impacts on so many people and is changing lives forever. None of our vendors would be able to afford their own shop in Queensgate so to be able to give them this opportunity is incredibly important. We want to support as many people as possible and help their business grow.”

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