Colchester  MP Will Quince visited a company selected to take part in Small Business Saturday.

The Lampshade Company welcomed him to its East Hill offices and presented him with a lampshade with the Houses of Parliament on it, pictured. The company, founded by Angela Berry, is promoting Small Business Saturday, on December 3.

Mrs Berry said: “Consumers prefer shopping and supporting small businesses as we give a personal touch. Having him visit the studio really helped him understand our business.”