Love Local Series – Francis Thomas!

What does it mean to be an independent business?

“Being able to work for myself is a big part of it. It’s a family business that I’ve always worked in and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do – be part of an independent business and sell fantastic flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables!”


Why should Chester choose to shop and support independent businesses and, more importantly, why choose Francis Thomas?

“If customers don’t use local independents, we will disappear and the people behind them, like myself and the rest of the team, won’t be able to make a living – it’s as simple as that”


Where are your favourite independents to shop and visit in Chester?

“The Cheese Shop (Northgate Street) and J.A. Fernyhough Butchers in the Market are the two that spring to mind!”.