Wednesday 4 July is Independents’ Day in the UK when communities are being urged to support their local independent retailers.
The initiative is being run byÂ Skillsmart Retail, which operates under licence to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and says:
“Independentsâ€™ Day flies the flag for local retailers: the ones who help make our villages, towns and cities so special. Itâ€™s about championing diversity on the high street and recognising the skills behind the shopfront.
“Buy at least one item from an independent retailer on the day and celebrate your independents. Your high street needs you!”
Retailers can downloadÂ posters, put them in their shop windows and start getting their local communities excited about the campaign now. Skillsmart Retail is providingÂ materialsÂ to help decorate shop windows and contact local media. There’s more information available on the Independents’ DayÂ get readyÂ web page.
If you run a shop in Combe Martin, Ilfracombe or Woolacombe in North Devon, take part in Independents’ Day and promote our retail offering so people can see what you offer.