Independents Day UK is July 4th! It’s a national campaign to celebrate, support and promote the UK’s independent retailers on 4th July.
Celebrating and supporting the small, local businesses that makeup 70% of our high street!
Three ways we’re celebrating:⠀
– An Independents trail for shoppers
– A business support networking event
– A longstanding independent business profile in Heart Streatham magazine! (read here)
Independents’ Day is a national campaign to celebrate, support and promote the UK’s independent retailers on 4th July. It runs annually throughout July to highlight the important role small, local independent retailers play in the communities they serve.
Independent businesses account for approximately 65% of the 290,000 businesses in the UK. It’s no secret that shoppers want diversity in their High Streets and retailers that give their towns a distinct character and service. That’s what makes Streatham a unique high street, it is the home of independents – 70% of all the businesses trading in Streatham are independents, so our businesses are at the heart of our local community.
Independent retailers offer choice, tradition as well as innovation, and a more personal service to customers. They are job creators and contributors to local and national economies. They keep your high street alive, diverse, and interesting and with retail spending under pressure, never have they needed our support more.
Whilst the campaign runs for just a month, the vision is to help change consumer habits for the long term, creating more sustainable towns and communities. Every pound spent in a local retailer selling local things, puts twice as much money back into the local economy as a pound spent in a national multiple – because local traders tend to use local services supplied by other local traders. The outcome will be a positive boost for the local economy and the community.⠀
Join in the conversation using the hashtag #StreathamIndies and #heartstreathamindies