NECTAR BUSINESS INSIGHT: Barbara Haigh, The Grapes Pub

Barbara Haigh is landlady of The Grapes pub in Narrow Street, Limehouse, East London. The Grapes is a traditional pub specialising in real ale, but Haigh has a thoroughly modern approach to her operations: she collects Nectar points on all her business purchases.

"When you are running your own business, it's very hard work and sometimes you feel that you are not getting any rewards," says Haigh. "But Nectar Business is somewhere you can get something back! The majority of my Nectar points are collected on food from Brakes, office supplies at Viking Direct and petrol from BP. Nectar Business allows me to collect points virtually on a daily basis."

Haigh's Nectar points are used mainly on travel. She has many friends in Jersey and visits regularly. "Buying a plane ticket from City Airport to Jersey is just wonderful because I can go through Expedia and it costs nothing," she explains. "I can even book entire holidays through them and at the moment I am saving up to go to New York!"

She continues: "What I love about Nectar Business is that I don't have to keep my eye on it all the time. I like to save up and then I get this lovely surprise when I receive an email saying how many Nectar points I have accumulated.  I would recommend Nectar Business to absolutely any small business because you can buy treats for your staff, or yourself and it doesn't cost a bean".

Nectar Business allows small businesses to collect points on their everyday business expenditure each time they purchase goods or services through a Nectar Business partner, such as Viking Direct, Dulux Decorator Centres, , BP, Premierline Direct and Brakes to name just a few. They can also collect points online with over 500 retailers at

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