- Local businesses are more likely to utilise other local businesses such as banks, service providers, and farms and employ local residents.
- For every £100 you spend at a local business, on average £68 will stay in the community.
- Independent retailers return more than three times as much money per £ of sales to the community in which they operate than chain competitors. Independent restaurants return more than two times as much money per £ of sales than national restaurant chains.
In addition to helping build the local economy, there are also notable intangible benefits that come from supporting businesses in your local community:
- Local businesses are owned and operated by our neighbours! They care about and are invested in the well-being of our community and its future.
- Local businesses are more accountable to our local community and on average donate more money to local charities and fund-raising appeals.
- Supporting local businesses is good for the environment because they often have a smaller carbon footprint than larger companies.
It isn’t always the easiest or most convenient option to visit a local independent business rather than a large national chain that might be down the road but our community depends on it.