Dr Dan Poulter was delighted to visit a number of shops and businesses in the thriving market town of Eye, where he met with a number of business owners and visitors to the town.
After enjoying a spot of lunch in Cafeye, Dr Dan was accompanied by local Eye Town councillor, Peter Gould and during the visit, Dr Dan enjoyed speaking with so many business owners and learning more about their individual successes and growth across many sectors. The centre of Eye certainly seems to be going from strength to strength, with a number of new businesses popping up in the town. Dr Dan particularly enjoyed visits to G Shurey's Butchers Shop, The Handyman, Shelf and English & Continental Antiques, to name but a few.
Speaking about the visit, Dr Dan said "Eye is clearly a flourishing centre for small businesses and you can't help but be absorbed by the strong sense of community and local identity which everyone is so proud of. The businesses offer a warm and friendly welcome to visitors, offering everything from local produce to carpet and flooring specialists, and antiques to modern home, garden and lifestyle products. Small shops and businesses are the backbone of our rural economy here in Suffolk and I am sure that Eye will continue to go from strength to strength if today's entrepreneurial spirit is anything to go by."