Mirador takes part in community project for small businesses

by | Nov 21, 2022 | Blog

In April, Mirador were lucky enough to be selected for a community project organised by Kathryn Anne Photography in collaboration with Wellington Town Council to promote new small businesses in the area.

In addition to our own, the following 21 companies were chosen across a range of sectors to highlight the diversity on offer:

Be Just Be (jeweller)
Bodkin Beak (button maker)
Bookshop by the Blackdowns
Carla Carolina (yoga instructor, life coach and hypnotherapist)
Dee Cracknell (plumber)
Defender Campers (adventure holidays)
Flower Jars Wellington (florist)
Flying in Nature (nature connection, teacher and environmentalist)
Growing Minds (early years coach)
Hair @Suite7
Jan Olive Designs (surface pattern designer)
Jen Bolton (doula)
Rachael Horan (counsellor)
Rhea’s Raw (raw pet food)
Rosie’s Housekeeping (cleaning services)
Sofee (children’s furniture)
The Milk Shed (on-farm milk vending)
The Metabolic Female (skin care specialist)
The Pumphouse (restaurant and music venue)
The Shack Barbershop
We Are Kombucha (brewery)

Over six months, Kathryn donated her time to research and photograph each business, culminating in a display fitted by Somerset Sign & Print Company, which can be seen in the town centre until December.

Not only do the portraits allow people to put a face to a name, they also have a QR code which takes people to either the companies’ website, social media or selling page.

To celebrate, Kathryn invited us to The Iron Duke pub on 18 November, where we were able to meet other businesses that took part. It was the perfect opportunity to network and make some new contacts in an informal setting.

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed being part of the project and are grateful to Kathryn for coming up with such a wonderful initiative. Despite Gary and I both being camera shy, she was able to put us both at ease, which helped us feel comfortable during the photoshoot.

Furthermore, as a generous bonus, we’ve also been given the high-resolution digital image to use on our website and social media, so we now have a professional looking photo we are proud of.

If you’re in Wellington, why not head to 4 High Street, the former King’s Arms pub, where you can see the display for yourselves and help spread the word to support small businesses.