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Interview with young entrepreneur, Scarlett, the Owner of The Shake Factory (Southport)

WHILST most 20 year olds are going out enjoying themselves, and often at University or at College, Scarlett has decided to set up her own business. After gaining experience working in her parent's shop in Prescot, she decided to set up a branch in Southport. This is an exclusive interview with this young entrepreneur about her and her business, The Shake Factory (Southport)

Scarlett is just one of the many young enterprising people who are setting up enterprises within the Liverpool City Region, and her business, like so many others. It offers a glimpse of what the high street might be like in the future, should we continue to support local businesses. If we do not back people like Scarlett, we are likely to lose what is left of the 'traditional' High Street within our Towns and Cities. Businesses like hers not only help keep the areas active for shoppers, but they also employ many others within the local community. This a fact that often gets overlooked by many who just think about big businesses and overlook the importance of small businesses, as Scarlett's Shake Factory.

Please remember to shop local and support local businesses.

If you do not know what The Shake Factory Southport and Shake Factory Prescot are, they are both part of an independent family-run business, providing high-quality dessert takeaway and eat/drink services.

Many people now consider them the best dessert shops in Merseyside, within the dessert sector of the takeaway sector within the North West of England.

Make a point to visit the shops or request a doorstep delivery for your well earned treats from The Shake Factory.

The shops sell a fantastic choice of shakes and waffles, and whether you decide to opt to create your own menu or select one of The Shake Factory Specials' dessert menus you can be sure that your dessert will be made fresh to order.

Both of the Shake Factory shops use the best ingredients to make the highest quality products, including:- thick milkshakes, Belgian waffles, fresh smoothies, and sensational hotdogs.

The Southport shop is open every day and customers can also order via the shop's app, website, or Just Eat.

They deliver within 3 miles of the Southport Town Centre.
Southport's opening times:-
Monday to Thursday
13:00 to 20:30
Friday to Sunday
13:00 to 22:00
Bank Holiday
13:00 to 22:00
Times may be subject to change.

Steve Rotheram pledges support for Unite's campaign for safe transport for late night workers!

THE Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, has pledged support for Unite's ground breaking campaign for free and safe late night transport to be provided to workers. 'The Get Me Home Safely' campaign calls for employers to provide safe and free transport home for all workers past 11pm.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said:- "Unite's campaign is gathering momentum with Council, after Council, supporting our call for shift workers, often women, who do not have a safe route home to be provided with 1. The support of Steve Rotheram is an important step to ensuring that businesses and Councils in the Liverpool City Region take steps to ensure that workers can get home safely, late at night. Unite will not stop until the impossible choice of staying safe or saving wages is made a thing of the past."

'The Get Me Home Safely'
campaign brings together hospitality and passenger transport members. As well as organising workers to win safe and free transport home from employers, Unite's campaign seeks to encourage Local Authorities to make safe and free transport home for late night workers a requirement for new and extended alcohol licences.

In the Liverpool City Region, the launch of the Safer Streets initiative has seen investment in better CCTV at bus stops and a dedicated text message service to report incidents of harassment. Working with unions and management, the Region also secured the role of a second safety critical person on all its new £500m publicly owned trains, which are fitted with real time CCTV images monitored by a dedicated incident room.

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said:- "Whether using public transport or walking home from work at night, too often women in our communities feel unsafe to do simple things that men take for granted. In 2023, it's beyond belief that this is still an issue; but it is; so we need to act. We're making great progress; but there's still a lot more work to be done. I'm proud to put my support behind Unite's 'Get Me Home Safely' campaign and the incredible work it's doing to ensure everyone feels safer travelling at night."

The 'The Get Me Home Safely' campaign has also been backed by Councils in:- Glasgow, Sheffield, Newcastle, Edinburgh, East Dunbartonshire, North Ayrshire, Falkirk, Dundee, Wigan, Birmingham, Brighton and Plymouth: Workers are already starting to see the benefits of safe and free transport home past the last bus, train or tram.

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has also backed the campaign.

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