Shop Local Saturday: A call to action

Following the success of last year’s Shop Local Saturday campaign we are calling on local businesses all over the country to make this year’s event bigger and better by working together to put on events and promotions for 6th Dec, as well as working with local news outlets to publicise the day.

Local businesses are a crucial part of our communities bringing variation and vitality to our town centres and high streets, keeping money circulating in local economies and maintaining a sense of community. In order to survive against the chains local businesses are increasingly finding they need to work together, putting aside the natural urge to compete. When businesses work together everyone benefits, the businesses themselves as well as the communities they serve.

Businesses can find out how to participate on our Get Involved page.

Members of the public, as well as shopping locally on the day can also get involved by posting a photo of themselves holding our poster on social media using the #SLSelfie hashtag or putting the sign up in their window.

Shop Local Saturday is part of a year round campaign to encourage people to vote with their wallets and “Shop Local”.

 

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