A COVENTRY grocery store has pulled the cork to mark Independents’ Day and celebrate the valuable role it plays in the local community on Monday (July 4).
Two brothers, Paul and Pinda Cheema, have ran Nisa Local in Tile Hill for the past twenty years – providing much more than the essentials for the local community.
The independent store joined in with celebrations across the city and flew the flag for independent businesses – encouraging people in the community to shop locally.
Community- spirited Paul also has big plans to work with his local school, Templars Primary, where he and his brother attended over thirty years ago.
Paul said: “At the store we have a brilliant relationship with the local primary school and the fact that we were pupils there makes the link even stronger.
“We recently provided breakfast for the local school during their SATS exams, as well as giving away free ice creams to the students at the Year 6 leavers’ event.
But, the stores involvement with the local community doesn’t stop there.
Paul – and the rest of his Nisa army – have raised over £1,000 to help a local football team get off the ground.