Hanham trader Nicola is star of Visa advert

Nicola Bartlett

Nicola Bartlett, who founded Eclectic Gift Shop in Hanham High Street, is the star of Visa’s advertising campaign encouraging everyone to shop independent this Christmas.

Eclectic was founded in 2017 by Nicola and provides an outlet for the best of Bristol’s small, creative businesses to sell their work.

Her business was also highlighted recently by Small Business Saturday, a national campaign celebrating the best of the UK’s small businesses and encouraging everyone to support them. Small Business Saturday organisers hold a 100-day countdown highlighting 100 trail-blazing business per day and chose to feature Eclectic Gift Shop.

On taking part in the Visa advert, which was filmed by Saatchi & Saatchi, Nicola said: “It was a lot of fun and we’re thrilled to be part of such an important message.”

You can watch the advert here

Meanwhile to coincide with Small Business Saturday, Hanham Business & Community Partnership are organising the annual Hanham High Street Christmas Fair on Saturday 7th December from 3pm to 6pm.

The High Street will be closed to traffic and will be bustling with street food, market stalls, fairground rides and free entertainment, as well as Santa’s Grotto. Businesses will be open as usual.

If you would like to have a stall at this year’s fair, or would like to help steward email eventshanham@gmail.com