Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Support our small businesses

Small businesses are at the heart of our local communities, and with campaigns such as ‘Independents Day’ taking place this 4th July, there has never been a better time to get out and support the small, independent businesses in your local area. 

Independent businesses account for around 65% of the approximately 290,000 retail outlets in the UK. Research shows that for every £1 spent with a small or medium sized business, 63p is re-spent in the local area compared with 40p in every £1 spent with a larger business. Supporting local businesses helps job creation and job retention and retains diversity, choice and character in local communities, so please do continue to support our fantastic small businesses.