The businesses of St.Ives need the support of our community.
So many people, families and businesses have been affected by COVID-19 and the closures that were necessary for all of our safety. Support St.Ives is a place for us to get together, find the best way to support our favourite local businesses and initiatives and do our bit to strengthen our community.
Need help planning your safe reopening? We have the guide for you.
Support a Local Business
Under each tab below are our local businesses, those run by our friends, our families and our neighbours. Information on supporting these businesses is beside each. This might be leaving an online review, ordering online or sharing a referral. Each business has different needs and different ways you can help.
Catenary Cycle Coaching
Personalised cycling fitness coaching for athletes wishing to improve their performance, especially for time trial, triathlon bike leg and road cycling.
Supporting people through the shutdown with training plans, online group workout sessions and virtual group rides. Sponsored rider scheme supporting several key workers.
TJ Wines Ltd
Independent Wine Wholesaler based in St Ives, delivering wine to your door. Orders placed daily by 10am each day Monday to Friday we aim to deliver that day. We offer a wide range of wines, prices start from £4.99. Free delivery on orders over £25.00 with in a 10 mile radius of St Ives, Cambs. For those outside its £9.99 for 12 bottles
Best Bag of Sweets (BBoS)
Best Bags of Sweets (BBoS) has been trading on @St Ives Market and @Huntingdon markets for around 20 years. Over this time we’ve gained a good reputation. With many varieties priced below recommended retail price, we frequently go above and beyond expectations to please customers, who are more like friends than customers, so yes we will return to the markets, as and when appropriate to do so.
We never planned to trade on the internet, but then these aren’t usual times. Staying away from the market during this crisis, we feel was right, due to underlying health problems. So are offering a local, free, home delivery, with prices held from market trading.
We are updating our list of available sweets each time we are making orders up for delivery, hopefully it’ll be fully listed within 2 weeks. Last week we were asked for 2 items that were out of stock, we are hoping that will be remedied this week, so if you’re interested in something we haven’t listed yet, then please let us know asap so it can be included on our order.
Orders can be made through the following link, messenger or by using comments. Mobile number available on request.
Payment can be Cash, PayPal, Bank Transfer or card
Our General Categories are:
General Pick & Mix @ 95p/100g
Sugar Free Pick & Mix @ £1.50/100g
Kiddies Pick & Mix Various prices
Toffee Slabs @ £1.00 each
Pez Dispensers £1.50 Each
Lollipops Various Prices
Use this link for the full range of sweets Facebook
Lynn Davies - Need A Read
While it is difficult to refresh reading material with so much closed. Need a Read was started to give the people of St Ives a chance to get Book for Adults and Children free of charge. All books are sanitised before being packed. We are looking to increase out range to include Jigsaw puzzles and DVD’s. Donations are gratefully received.
Email | 01480 467266
Di Rita's Pizzeria & Deli
St Ives Food Company
Before Covid-19 our customer base was pubs, restaurants, hotels etc. When they had to close we diverted our resources into providing home deliveries of groceries to our local community. *Providing home delivery of groceries from our extensive online shop. Currently achieving next day delivery, 6 days per week (to listed postcodes)*.
A gift shop with unique and handcrafted items. We offer jewellery as well as decorative items for your home. You will discover a wide range of candles, incense, salt lamps, soaps, essential oils, and crystals. We also offer online classes and workshops.
Update: We are currently closed due to Covid 19. We are accepting orders for curbside collection or by post. We are planning on opening one day a week through June. Contact us and let us with questions about the shop and any orders..
Nettl of Cambridge West
Web and Graphic Design Studio
We might not be in our usual spot, but we’re still operating from our homes if anyone needs marketing advice or just a friendly chat! Our production hub is still functional and we are currently providing design, print, signage, websites and SEO. But most importantly, right now, we’re here to offer advice and direction to our clients who may be looking for creative solutions for their own businesses. If you need a website fast – to sell products online or keep your customers informed… get in touch.
(We are also in the process of buying a house in St.Ives)
The deployment cost of this website is being donated to NHS
Stepping Stones Day Nursery
Helping the Homeless and People in Need in Cambridgeshire
I am not a business or charity, I am a Facebook Group which has been running for many years. It was originally set up to support the Homeless in the local are and Cambridge, but due to current circumstances I have been focusing more on people in need in the local area. I live in St.Ives and receive regular donations from a major Supermarket and people within the Community. These donations are mainly food, drink and toiletries, but sometimes other things also. I have been doing food parcels for people that need them and may be able to help with odd Items that people have been struggling to get hold of such as Pasta and Eggs. I am currently in discussions with St.Ives Town Council with regards to co-ordinating efforts with themselves and other groups in the area. All the food parcels that I put together are FREE OF CHARGE, as I receive my donations Free of Charge.
Email | 07946373341
Andrea Gaynor Fitness Classes
New Look Dry Cleaners
Newlook dry cleaners offer a full dry cleaning and laundry service for all your personal clothing and house hold items.
Our laundry service includes Wash, dry & fold of all clothing. Wash and iron of your bedding. Ironing of your shirts & everyday clothing. We clean your duvets, curtains, cushions and sofa covers.
We are happy to collect & deliver.
Our shop is open on
Ali Wilson - Virtual Assistant
I am a Virtual Assistant based in Cambridgeshire and have more than 25 years of administration experience. I am a confident and adaptable administrator with extensive experience in a variety of different environments and roles, including Project Management, Business Development, and Client Account Management. A pro-active, high-energy problem solver with an interest in training and customer care.
I am experienced in word processing, diary and email management, finance preparation, event, contact and meeting management.
My passion is to see a project through from start to completion and that the feedback is of a more than satisfactory standard, which when coupled with my enthusiasm and dedication to customer service, has helped clients business exceed.
Whatever your needs, I will support you to achieve efficient administration processes, allowing you the time to build your business and gain a more effective work lifestyle. I am approachable, calm and builds excellent relationships to ensure trust.
If you are running at capacity and could do with more hours in your day then feel free to get in touch.
Update: Are you struggling/juggling running your business and home-schooling? Is it taking you longer to do things? Are you so distracted that you forget why you walked into a room, or what you were just looking for, or who you were just about to call? It seems that most of us, naturally, are feeling more distracted than usual. Your Business Assistant can make everyday a productive day.
Residential Property Specialists
With a decade of experience as Estate Agents and Letting Agents, WellingtonWise have built a reputation for honesty and professionalism. We pride ourselves on the highest level of customer service and are happy to provide advice and information with no obligation.
If you are looking to buy a property, sell a property, let or rent a property in or around St Ives we have a wealth of houses for sale online now and updated daily.
Our offices are now open and we are conducting appointments in strict accordance with Government guidance.
Want to find a good home for your cash that usually goes towards your commute?
Find out more.
Thinking about your
Support St.Ives is all about supporting our community and the businesses that make it great. As we move into a new phase of how we operate, we understand that a lot of people might be struggling with where to start. The creators of Support St.Ives have put together a guide to help structure your individual plan for reopening, including a practical checklist. Download your copy below.
Want to find a good home for your cash that usually goes towards your commute?
Stay up to date on Support St.Ives
We stand together, separately. If you’d like to receive our weekly email, simply sign up here.