A STROUD business was one of a handful to be recently invited to a show outside Downing Street. 

Soap Folk, based in Gydynap Lane near, were invited to a Spring Showcase held hosted by the UK Prime Minister, to fly the flag for British food and consumer goods and showcase small independent businesses.

The Stroud based business was one of only ten British businesses chosen to take part in a street market which also included stallholders IGS Vertical Farming from Scotland, Tregothnan Tea and Flawsome! Drinks from Wales, amongst others.



Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie was also on hand to support Soap Folk, help show off their products and introduce the team to cabinet members including the International Trade Secretary - Anne-Marie Trevelyan, as well as Victoria Prentis - Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) as well as Jo Churchill, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DEFRA. 

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Founder Fiona said of the experience: “It was a surreal experience, particularly when we spoke to the Prime Minister.

"It was great to have an opportunity to show off our small business to a wider audience and to be able to fly the creative flag for the Stroud Valleys as well as UK small businesses. “

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The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson commented on the day: “Every corner of the UK is filled with exceptionally talented businesses, and I’m delighted that we have been able to showcase some of the best of what this country has to offer.”