SUPPLIERS of a restaurant and cafe bar have gathered to celebrate the first year of business for a couple who vowed to use only local produce.

Gareth and Emma Bottomley run The Station Cafe Bar, Richmond, with Mr Bottomley taking the lead in the kitchen and Mrs Bottomley head of front of house.

Mrs Bottomley said: "We have done really well in our first year here. We wanted to use all local suppliers and we have been served so well by them all.

"We change our menus every couple of months to keep things fresh, and we found we have really loyal returning customers. Footfall at The Station has increased this year, so we have been really busy from the get-go.

"The business has been brought back in-house, and all profit goes back into the Station and is a major contributor of revenue. We had a complete refurbishment of facilities, and have an emphasis on local suppliers and produce. 

"The general footfall of the building has increased which all businesses with in the station will be benefiting from.

"We wanted to thank our customers and suppliers for their support."