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.

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.

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ItsSo Travel

Your local independent family run travel agency

Open not in the shop, but working from home, normal hours

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Email  |  01480 270370  |  view our website

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


Email | 01480 393174 | view our website

Kilby Counselling

Via zoom or telephone (55minutes)

All sessions are now via zoom or telephone due to Covid -19
also now offering listening session (30 minutes)

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Email | 07904 855880 | view our website

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
50p Bags
50p Tray
£1.00 Tray
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 at No 2 (The Old Bank)

Andrew and Merinda Di Rita are delighted to announce that DiRita’s at No 2 (The Old Bank) will be opening on 21st October 2021.

The much loved Di Rita’s Italian Restaurant on Bridge Street and the Pizzeria & Deli on Merryland will both move to new premises in the town centre, elevating the Di Rita’s experience to a whole new level.

Featured business page

Email  | 01480 465339 |  Website

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)*.


Email  | 01480 497761 |  Website

Manifest Magick

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..

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Email  | 01480 300111 |  Website

Slepe Hall Hotel

Slepe Hall Hotel is the perfect place to visit with its restaurant, relaxing bar and Tea room. We have ample private parking and extensive gardens for the use of our guests.

During the summer months you can enjoy our menu relaxing on our sunshine terrace at the front of the hotel.

Dine with us on Saturdays & Sundays with our wonderful Meat Feast Bubble Sharing Platter or Traditional Sunday Carvery. You should also look through our Afternoon Tea offers – they are certainly worth trying from our Tea and Cake offer right up to Prosecco High Teas.

Looking to hold a private event, family lunch not more than 30 guests, please contact our Events Manager on

Update: We are pleased to announce that the Hotel will be reopen from Saturday 11th July 2020 on Saturdays and Sundays. Its Bar will be open on Saturdays 2-9pm and Sundays 12-6pm.
Afternoon Teas will be served on Saturdays from 2-5pm.
Dinner will be served on Saturdays from 4-8pm.
Sunday Roast will be served on Sundays from 12-3pm.

Please call or email reception to book a table and avoid disappointment.



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Email  | 01480 463122 |

Heath Fruit Farm

Fruit Farm
We are a traditional orchard in Bluntisham and sell our fruit direct to the public at the farm and on farmer’s markets. We grow cherries, apricots, plums, gages, apples and pears.

Update: We are currently opening our farm shop 9am – 1pm Wednesday and Saturdays. Cash and card are accepted. We also put fruit out in our self service kiosk for people to buy with cash Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm.


Email | view our website

The Little Beauty Boutique

Beauty and Nails Boutique
The Little Beauty Boutique is a beauty salon offering a wide range of beauty services. We are a small salon located in St. Ives town centre, down a beautiful Mews. We provide personal, friendly & relaxed services to suit every clients needs.

Update We have prepared the salon to be a safe environment and have implemented some changes due to COVID-19. We are only allowing a limited number of clients and staff into the salon at anytime, to keep our numbers to a minimum.
Each treatment area is throughly sanitised and disinfected prior to any treatments. Clients are required to wear a face covering over their mouth and nose – If you do not have one you can purchase one from us for £1. Staff wear protective visors and masks where required. When entering the salon you will be asked to sanitise your hands.


Email | 01480 468764 | view our website

K A Page Groundworks

Groundworks Specialist
Local Authority Approved for Drop Kerbs

Update: Driveways


Email | 07976 351079 | view our website

The Shop At No.15

Arts and Crafts
The Shop at No.15 had all your small business needs including handmade gifts, bespoke framing, original artwork and much more from 5 small local businesses.

Update: This is a new shop which will be opening down Cromwell Mews as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted



Clearer Hearing

Hearing Centre
Hearing Centre helping with all hearing related problems including Safe, Effective Wax Removal

Update: We are open 9am until 4pm Monday through to Thursday and Covid safe

Email | 01480 300955 | view our website

Meyer Scott Recruitment

Recruiting local people for local jobs – all areas of office and industrial staff

Update: Working remotely but full services available

Email | 01480 398080 | view our website

GDA Electrical Wholesaler

GDA Electrical Wholesaler is an independently owned and established 2017. We are supplying a wide range of electrical products and services to electrical contractors, installers, facilities managers, commercial, industrial users and public. We have two premises in Bedford and St Ives, Cambs.

We are able to help with lighting designs, fire alarm designs, tool hire, calibration and much more.


Email | 07432 110784 | view our website

Nettl of Cambridge West
Web and Graphic Design Studio

Looking for someone local to help launch your new website project? To make the most of your marketing budget? For someone who doesn’t speak jargon at you? A designer, printer or website maker? Yay! You found us! 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.

The deployment cost of this website was donated to NHS | 07921 457737 | view our website

Stepping Stones Day Nursery

Providing Childcare

Providing Childcare for Key Workers during the Covid-19 pandemic

Email | 01480 464105 | view our website

Optimum Beauty

Beauty Salon
Gift vouchers are ideal gifts and are available on our website. They are valid for 12 months.

Temporarily closed to protect our clients, our staff and our community

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Email | view our website

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

Online Fitness Classes
The One Stop Shop for All Things Fitness, Health & Nutrition.

Free Facebook Group

Covid-19 Update: Online Fitness Classes and Programmes


Email | view our website

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
Tuesday 9-3
Thursday 9-3
Saturday 9-3

Email | 01480 460480 | view our website

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.


Email | 07584 599092 | view our website

Wellington Wise

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.

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Email | 01480 498400 | view our website

Montagu Physio Clinic

Montau Physio Clinic – Alison Dudbridge

Friendly and approachable we treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries from back and neck pain, joint pain, post surgical rehabilitation and much more. We have a dedicated Sports Injuries Clinic for all things sporty. Our neuro physio can help people following a stroke or head injury as well as many other neurological conditions.

If you’ve seized up during lockdown or overdone the walking, we can help.

Honest, caring professionals helping you get back to doing the things you love.

Update: Having been closed for the last three months we are now preparing to re-open the Clinic on Monday 29th June. We have put in place all the necessary procedures to keep you as safe as possible, including deep cleaning the Clinic and wearing of full PPE for all face to face appointments and screening all our patients before their appointments.

Initially we are opening two days a week (Monday and Thursday) and will gradually build up form there. Appointments can be made by phone, email or online via our website.


Email | 01480 460049 | view our website

Alteration Services

Alteration Services
ladies, gents, curtains and almost anything that needs alterations and repairs.

Update: Occasionally can do made to measure on mens and ladies outfit if time allows


Email | 07825 684937

NYR Organic - Annette Ablewhite

I am your Independent consultant for NYR Organic
Discover a healthier way to look & feel great with our award winning, luxury health & beauty range, with exclusive natural & organic Neal’s Yard Remedies products, offers & expert advise for all the family.
Offering business opportunities to fit around family and commitments.


Email | 07562 278408 | view our website

Tidal Coaching

Tidal Coaching offers personal development and mindset coaching in three key areas – Confidence, Communication and Composure. There are several different options available to help you learn flexibly so you can choose a method that suits you.

1-2-1 Coaching
Gain support using a strategic approach specifically for your own needs

Download visual guides to help you with your confidence, communication and composure

Update: One-to-one coaching and downloadable toolkits now available.

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Email | 07824 3304850 | view our website

Kinnaird Hill Accountants

Kinnaird Hill is a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants based in Huntingdon and St Ives offering accounts, taxation and business advisory and support services to a wide range of businesses and individuals.

Update: We are open as usual during the COVID 19 pandemic to support people with all their business needs.


Email | 01480 465561 | view our website

VK Gallery

VK Gallery Art and Craft Gallery and shop, situated on Bridge Street, St Ives.

Update: Currently, the door is closed but we are selling online

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Email | 01480 498130 | view our website

Post Office

Post Office
2 Foundry Walk, Saint Ives PE27 5FW

Monday 7am–9am
Tuesday 8am–10am
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8am–10am
Friday 8am–10am
Saturday 8am–12 noon
Sunday Closed

01480 462594

Alexander Photography

About: I am a portrait & documentary photographer based in Cambridgeshire. I have a huge passion for photography and love working with people.

Update: I am now taking family ‘day in the life’ sessions bookings for spring/ summer 2021

I am fully booked with weddings in 2021, however the diary is open for 2022/2023

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Email | 07495 754441 | view our website

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