Shop Local: More of the independents that are carving a successful slice of the Ely ‘pie’

The FSB profiles four more businesses that have had to adapt to the pandemic.

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We’re a proudly not-for-profit organisation with the best interests of our self-employed and small business members at the heart of everything we do.

Local support, networking, business benefits provided at no extra cost and a powerful voice heard in government are just a few of the reasons why we’re the organisation of choice for small businesses and the self-employed across the UK.

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Here are some of the independent businesses which are part of the community in and around Ely.

• Atrium Fitness - Fitness centre

Atrium Fitness has been at the heart of Ely since 1992.

Twenty-nine years later and the health club has gone through some huge changes. The gym had a complete re-equip and refurb, making it one of the best-equipped gyms in the area.  All areas of the club have had a huge facelift over the last few years.

We believe we are the most Covid secure place around.

We have screens between all cardio machines, social distancing in all classes, huge airflow circulation systems, ozone sterilisation every day, cleaning products on all machines, hand sanitiser everywhere...

Add our legendary customer service to that and we are the place to be.

Location: 29, Newnham Street, Ely.

Tel: 01353 668888

• MO Signs Ltd - Design and printing

MO Signs Ltd was created in June with a goal of being affordable, reliable, great quality and most of all, accessible.

We currently have access to sign language interpreters for our deaf clients and have local volunteers who kindly help with language barriers.

We provide all aspects of printing, from business cards and leaflets, to signage and signwriting to the highest of standards.

Helping new entrepreneurs start up, covering all signage needs as they grow and also existing businesses refresh their current signage, we also love a challenge.

We implore anyone to come and have a chat with us and find out how we can help.

Location: MO Signs Ltd, Unit 6 Oak Lane Business Park, Littleport, CB6 1RS

Tel: 01353 521305

• Ely Complementary Health Centre - Alternative health

Ely Complementary Health Centre is a well established and highly regarded clinic situated in the heart of historic Ely.

A team of skilled and experienced practitioners, offering therapies such as osteopathy, physiotherapy, soft tissue, sports and remedial massage therapy, acupuncture, clinical psychotherapy and clinical pilates, treat conditions which affect both physical and mental health and wellbeing. The patient’s optimal health is the clinic’s priority.

Despite the many challenges and concerns that Covid-19 has brought about, as an essential health service the clinic is able to remain fully open.

Every possible measure and precaution has been taken to ensure patient and practitioners safety.

For further information, please visit their webpage

Location: Sextry House, 29a St Mary’s Street, Ely, CB7 4HF

Tel: 01353 664476

• Cutlacks - Independent department store

Cutlacks are your friendly, local home and garden store where you will find everything you could possibly need to make you feel right at home.

Cutlacks operates two stores - one in Ely on Forehill and the other in Cambridge located on Mill Road.

Both shops are incredibly well stocked and have their own individual personality so that they can do their best to provide for their own local customers.

With friendly and knowledgeable staff, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

Location: 19-21 Forehill, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4AA

Tel: 01353 662881 or online at