Introducing the Independent Retail Campaign
The independent retail campaign is a year-round source of support, advice, ideas and inspiration founded by Retail Expert, Clare Rayner
It's aim is to help independent retailers and those who serve consumers to get and stay open for business!
The campaign receives no government funding and is reliant on sponsorship and goodwill. Read more about how we provide help for independent retailers.
Pledge Your Support for Independent Retail in 2013
The CLES (Centre for Local Economic Strategies) did some research for FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) about the value of a £1 spent locally - the results were compelling, sufficient to convince most people that when they shop locally they are genuinely having a positive impact on their community!
They discovered that for every £1 spent locally around 50p - 70p of that money recirculates back into the local economy. For the same £1 spent out of town or online only 5p trickles back to the local community. When people appreciate the impact that their choice of where to spend can have we believe that more people will make more effort to spend more with local independent businesses.
That's why we want you to Pledge your Support for Independent Retail in 2013
Show Your Support For Independent Retail
To show your support for the 'Support for Independent Retail Campaign' why not add this 'I love Indie Shops'
twibbon to your social media avatars.
Add Independent Retail To Your Website/Blog
Using the html code from the boxes below you can add the Independent Retail badge to your website.
Independent Retail News
You can follow us on Twitter - @IndieRetailUK
or keep track of our tweets by following #IndieRetail for general content that would be of interest and #IndieXmas specifically for our Christmas campaign. You may also want to 'like' us on facebook - Facebook.com/IndependentRetail
Newsletter Sign Up
Keep up to date with the latest news and announcements by registering for our newsletter.
Independent Shops Directory
Shopping with your local independent retailers puts more money back into your community.
The Independent Shops Directory is a searchable list of UK based independent retailers and consumer-facing brands. Both physical stores and those that only trade online can add themselves.
Consumers can search by town, county or postcode to find their local independent shops in order to help them make the decision to shop locally.
To search for your local independent retailers or if you are a shop owner, then also to add your shop, visit www.IndependentShops.co.uk