Small to medium businesses had an opportunity to showcase their services at the inaugural Local Yokel Business Expo that took place at Beacon Bay Country Club last Friday.
Organisers Sam Ramsay and Meg Devan aimed to uplift, connect and market local businesses to the public.
“The feedback has been positive and we’re quite happy with the turnout. We wanted to think of something different and so we added workshops with speakers from some of the exhibited businesses,” said Ramsay said.
Gardening, home security, telecommunications solutions, organic living right down to food were just some of what the expo had to offer.
Going Away Pet and House Sitting, one of the stall-holders, looks to assist locals by staying at people’s home when they are away and look after your pets.
“We can do 24-hour sitting, provide walks, and feed your pets. We’re also available in Makhanda and Port Elizabeth,” Angela Walsh said.
Elize Pautz, of Biztec, a telecommunication company with a focus on cyber security, thought the expo was a great idea.
“The turnout has been fantastic and also great to get the community together. It’s our first time participating in this event,” she said.
On the food side, Ideal Butchery had delicious tasters of their A-grade steak and breakfast sausage.
“We’ve bettered our recipe with about 70% pork, 30% beef and fresh thyme. We’ll also be doing deliveries soon, one just has to keep tabs via our Facebook page,” said Bernard Cresswell said.