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Let’s support small, local businesses this Christmas!

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Many British citizens may feel sad that nearly 15% of high street shops across the United Kingdom are entirely vacant – and yet most consumers are guilty of acquiescence by shopping on-line; and many retail businesses owners feel they have no option but to trade on-line, given the cost of overheads from owning a shop on the high street. 

Famous personalities such as Mary Portas and Wayne Hemingway have been championing the cause of the traditional British high street, but what can we actually do to help besides simply talking about the issue amongst ourselves?

It may be a little early to start thinking about Christmas, but you may be interested to know in advance that over the 6 weeks running up to Christmas Day 2012, a new campaign “Celebrate an Independent Christmas” will encourage consumers to dedicate a proportion of their Christmas spending on local independent businesses.

If you wish to participate by either making the consumer pledge yourself, or by using it to help promote your retail business, check the website or follow #IndieXmas on Twitter from 12thNovember.