New local grocery business joins Dawley’s High Street
Shoppers on Dawley High Street can now get their hands on a whole range of quality local produce thanks to new business – The Jolly Good Pantry – which opened its doors on Saturday 4 September after receiving support from a Telford & Wrekin Council business start-up grant.
The shop, run by husband and wife team, Brian and Ros Jolly, originally launched their company selling locally-sourced free range eggs, jams, pickles, pies, chutney, cakes and bread for home delivery in the Telford and Wrekin area.
The business was so successful that Ros and Brian decided to expand and take on retail premises. Having secured a £10,000 business start-up grant from Telford & Wrekin Council’s Pride in Our High Streets programme, The Jolly Good Pantry launched at the weekend to a tremendous reception from local residents.
Ros Jolly said:
“Our opening went so well, we couldn’t have been more thrilled. It was great to see so many people visiting the high street and popping into our new shop to browse the great local products we’ve got in store.
“We started the business selling eggs, but now we’re offering all sorts, from locally sourced jams and honeys to meats, baked goods and fresh fruit and vegetables.”
Ward Councillors for Dawley & Aqueduct – Cllr Andy Burford, Cllr Concepta Cassar and Cllr Ian Preece – made the following statement:
“It’s terrific to see great businesses like this join our local high street, offering shoppers something special and helping to drive our local economy.
“With the launch of The Jolly Good Pantry, supported by a Pride in Our High Streets grant, Brian and Ros have added another great reason to visit Dawley High Street, and we wish them every success.”
Cllr Lee Carter, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood, Commercial and Regeneration, added:
“I’m continually delighted to see the impact that the Pride in Our High Streets programme is having across our six borough high streets, whether it’s the improved facades or the successful launch of exciting new local businesses.
“Pride in Our High Streets is all about creating attractive, appealing high streets, bustling with shoppers who enjoy the quality of goods and services they get from local entrepreneurs, and The Jolly Good Pantry is a great example of a business helping us to achieve that vision.”
Council Leader, Cllr Shaun Davies, joined Ros and Brian to officially open the shop.